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Pecel Sayur: Vegetables in Javanese Peanut Sauce (Vegan)

Pecel Sayur: Vegetables in Javanese Peanut Sauce (Vegan)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Blanching
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


Pecel sayur is a traditional Javanese salad-dish and one of the most common vegetable dishes in Java. It’s a salad of lightly-blanched vegetables, doused in a spicy-sweet peanut gravy.


  • 250 gr spinach, cleaned, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 long beans, cleaned, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 50 gr bean sprout
  • 2 hard boiled eggs (optional), peeled
  • 4 tbsp sambel pecel
  • 0.5 cup warm water


  1. Blanch the spinach and long beans separately, set aside.
  2. Dilute the sambal pecel with the warm water until it forms a thick sauce.
  3. Put all the vegetables on a serving plate, drizzle the peanut sauce, and mix well.
  4. Serve with the hard boiled egg (optional) and with or without rice. 

    Pecel Sayur is ready


  • To retain the nutrients, just slightly blanch the veggies.

Keywords: salad, spinach, beans