• Ensaladang Ampalaya (Bitter Melon Salad)

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    Ensaladang Ampalaya (Bitter Melon Salad)
    Prep: 30 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 1
    by ShaleeDP
    1124 recipes
    This is a very quick and easy salad recipe with bitter melons, tomato, chrimp paste... Very good for those with anemia.


    • 4 small bitter melons (about 12 oz/350 g), deseeded and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 5 shallots, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
    • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
    • 5 red bird’s eye chilies (siling labuyo), sliced (optional)
    • 1 small cucumber (cubed)
    • 1 tablespoon kalamansi lime juice or lemon juice


    1. Sprinkle the bitter melons with the salt and place them in a colander for 30 minutes to drain.
    2. Rinse off the salt and dab the melon slices with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, toss the melon slices with the remaining ingredients.
    4. Allow to stand for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop, then serve.

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