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Indonesian Salad

June 13, 2009

~ Mary ~

A lovely Indonesian salad called Rujak that mixes fruit and vegetables.  Steven Raichlin recommends grilling some of the fruit on kabobs.




Rujak Salad

Here are the basic fruits and veggies:

1 Whole Cucumber Sliced

2 handfuls Bean Sprouts

1 Sliced Mango

1/2 a Jicima Sliced

1 Starfruit or Asian Pear Cubed

1/2 Fresh Pineapple Cubed

1/2 Cup Cilantro Chopped

Skewer the pineapple and pears and grill a couple of minutes on each side.

For the dressing: it makes enough for two recipes and holds well in the fridge in an air-tight container.

3 Tbsp Dry Roasted Peanuts – put in a Cuisinart and pulse until finely ground


3/4 Cup  Tamerind Juice or 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar and 3/4 Cups Water 

2 inch piece of ripe Banana

2 Cloves Garlic

1/4 Cup Diced Onion

1 to 3 Jalapenos or Hot Chili Pepper

2 Tbsp Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce

2 Tbsp Molasses

1-2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Lime Juice to taste

Salt to taste

Pulse into a finely pureed dressing.

Pour over salad mixture as your taste likes.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2009 9:42 am

    That is one good looking salad!

  2. bergamot permalink
    June 21, 2009 9:55 pm

    Looks lovely. Nice and tangy salad 🙂

  3. July 10, 2009 8:22 pm

    I miss fruit rujak that is sold on the street in Indonesia. With spicy peanut sauce, sweet, and tangy are blended together

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