Mekhala Recipes | Paleo & Keto

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 12, 2018

Two methods to cook this vegan con "carne". Cook a big batch, freeze some for another day!


(Serves 6)

400gm tin black beans, drained

400gm tin kidney beans, drained

1 cup frozen corn

6 button mushroom, cut into quarters

1 small carrot, chopped into small cubes

2 sticks celery, chopped into small pieces

3 x 400gm tin tomatoes, chopped

1/2 jar Mekhala Organic Red Curry Paste

1/2 jar Mekhala Organic Yellow Curry Paste

Salt and pe...

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...

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 quick dish for a healthy dinner!


(Serves 1)

1x220gm white fish fillet (sea bass, snapper, halibut)


2 tblsp Mekhala Organic Coriander Ginger Dressing 

Coriander and sliced red chilies to serve (optional)


1. Season fish with a small pinch of salt. Place fish in a plate inside a steamer and steam till cooked (about 10min).

2. Remove fish to plate, drizzle over with Mekhala Organic Coriander Ginger Dressing. Garn...

September 18, 2018

A healthy twist in a traditional Indonesian/Malay dish!


1 Cup Beef Rendang (see recipe here) or 1 Cup Tempeh Rendang (see recipe here)

1 Cup Broccoli Florets (steamed or boiled)

1 Cup Beetroot (boiled, cut into cubes)

1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)

1.5 Cups Spinach leaves 

1 Tblsp Roasted Hazelnuts or Peanuts


Toss vegetables, salad leaves and rendang in the rendang sauce. Top with roasted nuts.


September 15, 2018

Summer time BBQ idea for the pescatarians!


(Serves 4-6)

2 large whole fish (sea bass, snapper), gutted and scored

2-3 tblsp Mekhala Organic Lemongrass Turmeric Paste (or any of our pastes you fancy!)

1 tblsp Mekhala Organic Roasted Sweet Chilli Paste (optional)

1 tblsp oil


1. Marinade fish in a mixture of the 2 pastes for 30 minutes.

2. BBQ till crisp brown and cooked or roast in 200C oven for 25-30 min. (fish eyes...

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