Indonesian Pineapple and Celery Salad – Selada Nanas

Indonesian Pineapple and Celery Salad - Selada Nanas 2

We tried this wonderful salad during one of our trips in Asia. As we got internet I searched for this recipe (translating the keywords in Bahasa Indonesia) and finally I found it and I’m glad to share it with all of you. It’s a light and refreshing salad that is always welcome!

You need

Vegetables

  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces (about 1.5 cm)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces (about 1.5 cm)
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into bite sized pieces (about 1.5 cm)
  • 1 red pepper, optional, cut into bite sized pieces (about 1.5 cm), optional
  • 1 -2 green onions, chopped, optional

Sauce

  • 1 chili, chopped, quantity to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh, peeled and grated
  • 4 tablespoon light soya sauce, quantity to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, optional  (I prefer without this)

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons peanuts, roasted coarsely crushed ( I use to roast them myself as the taste is more authentic)

Procedure

  1. In a big bowl combine all the vegetables.
  2. In a separate bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce.
  3. Just before serving add the sauce to the vegetables, toss well and top with the peanuts
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One thought on “Indonesian Pineapple and Celery Salad – Selada Nanas

  1. This is excellent. I did my salad in a juliennne style and preferred just a touch more brown sugar, to balance the flavor of the fish sauce. I was unexpectedly out of peanuts so I opted for some toasted sliced pecans. It’s so nice and crunchy! I think this would be wonderful with jicama as well as an option for celery.
    I took photos:
    http://bit.ly/1jhOJYF
    and
    http://bit.ly/1oHXpp0

    Cheers~
    ~Sue

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