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Rujak – Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Tamarind Dressing Recipe

Rujak - Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Tamarind Dressing Recipe

Rujak – Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Tamarind Dressing Recipe

This popular snack, an intriguing mixture of sweet, sour and spicy flavors, is prepared at countless warungs throughout Indonesia. The list of raw fruits and vegetables that can be included is endless—and simply depends on what is available and what you feel like eating.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 small pineapple, peeled, eyes and fibrous core discarded, then sliced
  • 1 unripe mango, peeled and pitted, flesh sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 water apples (see note) or 1 green apple, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 starfruit, sliced
  • 1/2 small papaya, peeled, halved, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 portion Sambal Rujak

Method :

  1. Prepare the Sambal Rujak by following the recipe on page 34.
  2. Place all the cut fruits and vegetables in a large salad bowl, drizzle the Sambal Rujak over them and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

Note : Although this is served as a snack in Indonesia, you can serve it as an appetizer or as part of a meal or buffet. Water apples (jambu air) are very juicy and crunchy fruits that come in three colors: red, white and pink. They have a mild flavor and crisp texture. They have a thin, edible skin which looks a little waxy.

Serves 6 to 8
Preparation time : 45 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Nasi Kebuli – Seasoned Rice with Chicken and Pineapple Recipe”