Mekhala Recipes | Kid-Friendly

February 18, 2019

Inspired by the classic Indonesian dish Gado Gado, this salad can be easily modified and made with whatever on the ingredients you have on hand. Just make sure that you keep the most pièce de résistance - the nutty, creamy peanut butter dressing, #MadewithMekhala's Mekhala Organic Shallot Kaffir Lime Dressing!

Make it veg*an-friendly by omitting the chicken (and substituting with more tempeh if you like)!


January 27, 2019

Another easy spring/summer lunch recipe idea! If you're vegan, substitute chicken with falafel, mushrooms or tempeh! .


(Serves 4)

2 chicken breasts, sliced in half

4 corn tortillas 

2 whole tomatoes, sliced

Lettuce leaves, sliced finely

1 tblsp Mekhala Organic Lemongrass Turmeric Paste (or any of our pastes you fancy!)

1 tblsp cooking oil

For Tom Yum Coleslaw

1/4 green and 1/4 red cabbage (or 1 large carrot) (shredded)
1/4 c...

November 30, 2018

Snack or side dish, this is a super easy and versatile low-card recipe. Use any of Mekhala's pastes and serve with our chilli or hot sauce!


(Serves 2)

12 oz/350gm Broccoli, cut into small pieces

2 Stalks spring onion, chopped 

2 Sprigs coriander, chopped

1 Egg, beaten

1/2 Cup almond flour (or self raising flour if making regular fritters)

1/4 Cup dessicated coconut

1 Tblsp Mekhala Organic Yellow/Massaman Curry Paste (or any...

October 15, 2018

A hearty, lip-smackingly delicious salad for the perfect weekend lunch!


(Serves 2)

2x220gm salmon fillet

125gm fine beans

6 stems of asparagus

6 brown mushrooms

1/2 Japanese or Lebanese cucumber, seeds removed, cut into small crescents

1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

1 handful roasted peanuts

3-4 Tbsp Mekhala Organic Shallot Kaffir Lime Dressing OR Mekhala Organic Roasted Sesame Garlic Dressing

1 fresh lime cut into quarters


October 8, 2018

Aromatic vegan curry for a cold winter's evening meal! Use root vegetables of choice.


(Serves 2-3)

1 tin chick peas, drained

2 cups pumpkin, cut into 1 inch pieces

1/2 cup cauliflower florets

1 tblsp cooking oil

1/2 jar Mekhala Organic Yellow/Massaman Curry Paste

400ml coconut milk

Lime and coriander leaves to serve


1. Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan or pot, then quickly fry Mekhala Organic Yellow/Massaman Curry Pa...

October 5, 2018

Versatile and vegan - you're only limited by your imagination!


(Serves 2)

1 cup cooked brown rice

2 cups broccoli florets

1 small onion, chopped

Salt (optional)

1 tblsp cooking oil

1 cup Mekhala Organic Shallot and Kaffir Lime Dressing

Sliced chillies to serve (optional)


1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry onions and broccoli until cooked. 

2. Divide rice and vegetables into two bowls and toss through with Mekhala Organic Shallo...

October 5, 2018

So quick to prepare as part of a meal, to entertain or for a low-carb snack! Use whichever sauce or paste you love to season the chicken!


(Serves 3-4)

2 chicken breasts, roasted or boiled and shredded

2 cups cooked corn

Lettuce leaves

Salt (optional)

2 Tblsp Mekhala Organic Yellow Curry or  paste of choice OR Mekhala Organic Shallot and Kaffir Lime Vinaigrette


1. Fry corn and shredded chicken breast briefly in 2 tsp...

October 5, 2018

Healthy, fun, family-friendly and suitable for vegans and meat lovers alike!


(Serves 2)

1 cup cooked rice or grain of choice

1/2 red bell pepper, sliced 

1/3 red onion, finely sliced, blanched in hot water and drained

1 cup finely sliced red cabbage or raw veggies of choice

1 ripe avocado, smashed with squeeze of lemon and cracked pepper

1 piece chicken breast or 1 piece firm tofu

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Salt (op...

September 18, 2018

A fragrant, quick idea or a lovely, protein rich side dish and your kids would love it!


6 Chicken Wings

2 Tblsp Mekhala Organic Roasted Sesame Garlic Dressing 

Mekhala Organic Issan Thai Chilli Hot Sauce (optional)


1. Marinate 6 chicken wings with 2 tblsp Mekhala Organic Sesame Garlic Dressing for 30min-1hr.

2. Roast at 200C for 20 minutesServe hot with lime wedges salad leaves in dressing and top with fried tofu.


September 18, 2018

A fragrant, quick breakfast idea or a lovely, protein rich side dish!


1 cup quinoa cooked and cooled

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 ½ cups roughly chopped baby spinach

½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (or additional parsley)

⅓ cup chopped green onion (green parts only)

⅓ cup toasted pine nuts

1cup Mekhala Organic Roasted Sesame Garlic Dressing 


1. Toss all ingredients in...

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