Gado Gado Salad

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Gado Gado is an Indonesian dish, consisting of a platter of mixed vegetables and protein with peanut dip for serving. It’s perfect for kids to pick and choose what to dip in the yummy sauce with each bite!

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For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 sliced garlic clove
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger

For the salad:

  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 8 oz asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  1. To prepare the sauce, combine the peanut butter, water, rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a blender; process until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water;. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes, until tender. Add the asparagus in the last 5 minutes of serving.
  3.  Drain and let the potatoes cool slightly, then cut in half. Cut the cucumber into 2-inch sticks. Arrange the potatoes, asparagus, and cukes on a platter.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the tofu into 2-inch pieces and add to the skillet; cook for 8 minutes, until browned. Add the soy sauce and continue to cook for a final few minutes.
  5. Add the tofu to the vegetable platter, along with the peanut dip.

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