Bali Buddha Satay Bowl

When I was living in Bali I made a real effort to try and cook at home. It was a bit of a challenge at times! Its generally cheaper and far easier just to eat out, and Bali really does have lots of healthy delicious food options! But I miss cooking when I travel, so I made an effort to find local markets, a kitchen shop and a health food store, so that I could make a few dishes at home every now and then. This bowl was the most common creation! It utilised lots of rest local ingredients that were easy to find and not too expensive to make (healthy ingredients overseas can be very pricey when traveling!) I still make this now back home and love it just as much- it transports me to the rice fields and beaches of that beautiful country I was lucky enough to call home for quite some time.


Bali Bowl-

Serves 2-

Gado Gado is a traditional Balinese dish that involves boiled vegetables, egg, fried tofu and peanut sauce. This is my homemade take on Gado Gado that opts for fresh raw vegetables, local tempeh and a healthy peanut sauce. Its delicious!

  • 1 large or 2 small purple or white sweet potatoes
  • 1 handful of long green beans sliced
  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small cucumber sliced
  • 1 block of tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves
  • 1 batch of peanut sauce

Peanut Sauce-

  • 1 heaped tablespoon of local, fresh, raw peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of tamari
  • 1 teaspoon of local coconut nectar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut milk

Steam the purple potatoes until tender and allow to cool slightly.

Heat the coconut oil in a pan and cook the tempeh strips until golden.

Arrange the raw vegetables, tempeh and potato in your bowl.

Pour the peanut sauce into small dipping dish and place in the center.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander and sesame seeds.