Karedock (Balinese Salad)

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karedock salad

The last dish I learned at my vegetarian Balinese cooking class was this amazing salad. Simple and sublime, like a peanuty slaw, but with raw thin shaved eggplant, beansprouts and lots of hot pepper. Just before serving you grind up all the spices and mix it gently with the vegetables.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup long beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 small eggplant, shaved thin
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch lemon basil or regular basil

Dressing/spices

  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 5 small red chili peppers, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water or more as needed

Preparation

Place vegetables in a bowl.

Grind all the spices together in a large mortar and pestle.  Mix the vegetables gently with spices and serve.

See how it is prepared in this short clip: