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Gado Gado on Toast

10 min



10 ingredients or less

This loaded toast is inspired by the Indonesian dish "gado-gado", it's a salad with mixed vegetables served with peanut sauce on top. We simplified this amazing dish with peanut butter, cucumber, carrots and some deliciously spicy sambal.



10 min


10 min


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  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 4
    slices whole wheat bread
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL)
    peanut butter
  • ¼
    cucumber, sliced
  • ¼ cup (28 g)
    grated carrot
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (7 g)
    crispy fried onions (optional)


  1. To a large pan on medium-high heat, add the oil and slices of bread. Toast the bread until golden on both sides.
  2. Top the toast with peanut butter, cucumber, carrot, ketjap, sambal, and fried onions. Enjoy!


  • The assembled toast is best when enjoyed immediately.

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Grains & Starches 75%

slice whole wheat bread

Proteins 8%

peanut butter

Fruits & Veggies 17%


grated carrot

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

peanut butter

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Michelle - May 27, 2023, 9:04 a.m.

Loved it! A hit with the family and so easy to make!

Suluhu - May 26, 2023, 12:02 p.m.

Imagine a Dutch office on a regular Thursday afternoon in May. Everyone has their lunchbox with like cheese sandwiches at lunch. I'm always eating strange stuff, but people notice I have a regular looking lunchbox with me today (instead of some salad, soup, whatever). Lunchtime comes and I open my lunchbox. Coworkers are curiously looking to see if they can take a peak at my sandwich. Is it really a regular old sandwich? They smell peanut butter and jokingly ask if I accidentally took my 5 year old's lunch with me. Then the sandwich opens up and I get out the vegetables I kept in a seperate container. Cucumber, green beans and some taugé go on top. Then I get out my tiny containers, one with ketjap manis and one with some fried onion and but that on top. My coworker says "Wait a minute is that supposed to be gadogado... on bread?" The man is semi-insulted but intrigued at the same time. I enjoy my lunch and get back to work. Co-workers joke about me never being able to bring a "normal" lunch.

Fast forward to today (Friday). I get to the office and the co-worker that was slightly insulted yesterday is already there. He shows me his lunchbox. It's the ingredients for a gadogado sandwich.

PUL Team - May 26, 2023, 9:04 p.m.

Oh my goodness, Suluhu, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe! Your story is such a lovely reminder about the power of plants and culinary creativity. As the quote goes something like: first they ignore you. then they laugh at you, and eventually, they join 😜

Sandra - May 25, 2023, 8:43 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!

Shawna - May 23, 2023, 4:24 p.m.

Okay just made this and I can see myself eating this every day! So easy and so good!

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 7:52 p.m.

Whoop whoop! Thanks, Shawna 🙂

Tracy - May 23, 2023, 3:46 a.m.

Hey! What's a healthy store-bought crispy fried onion option? Or should I just add a slice of regular onion if I don't have these? Yellow or red?

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 7:09 p.m.

Hey Tracy, we use a generic brand of crispy fried onions for added crunch, but it's optional so you could omit them. Crushed unsalted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, or crushed rice crackers may be better than general onions for crunch. Otherwise, sun-dried tomatoes or any type of onion can be used as a topping. Perhaps sliced green onion would pair the best 🙂

AL - May 22, 2023, 4:19 p.m.

Hi, I’d love to try this recipe, looks delicious, but can I substitute the cucumbers with any other veggies, maybe zucchini…?
Thanks 😊

PUL Team - May 22, 2023, 8:45 p.m.

Hey AL, yes, feel free to swap the cucumbers for zucchini or any other veggies of your choice. Bell pepper or radish are two other ideas that may pair nicely with this one 🤗

AL - May 22, 2023, 9:05 p.m.

Thanks so much for your reply, I will definitely try it as soon as I can 😃 !
By the way, I’m so excited for your app to come out ! I’m sure it will be awesome !

PUL Team - May 22, 2023, 9:13 p.m.

Aw it means so much, AL, hopefully we will share it very soon 😃