This is my version of the all raw peanutty salad that comes from Indonesia, the ingredients I put in it are readily available in the supermarket, but if you can get Thai aubergines, which I couldn’t get, then you can add chunks of those too if you want it to be even more authentic, but it is delicious either way(it’s also a good fridge clearer outer using up veg from the fridge) You can serve it with rice if you want, or just on it’s own as a tasty healthy salad. 



  • a big handful of Green beans finely chopped 
  • a big handful of bean sprouts
  • a big handful of Chinese cabbage or white Cabbage shredded
  • quarter of a Cucumber chopped or cut into ribbons with a potato peeler 
  • a bunch of Basil or Thai basil 
  • half a cup of crispy Fried onions from supermarket (if you are gluten free fry some chopped shallots till crispy)
  • A handful of roasted chopped salted  peanuts 


  • 1/2-1 garlic clove 
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger grated
  • Peanut butter 3tablespoons
  • 1 -2 chillies sliced, half for sauce half for sprinkle on salad
  • Maple syrup 1 teaspoon 
  • Fish sauce 1/2 tsp (there are lots of vegetarian versions available)
  • Hot water 50ml
  • Tamarind  1tsp


Make the sauce by putting all the sauce ingredients into a blender and whizz till smooth, then set aside. 

Arrange the salad vegetables on a plate, or in a bowl and sprinkle with the rest of the chilli finely sliced, the chopped peanuts, the crispy onions and the basil leaves. Serve with the sauce however you want. 

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