Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd) Salad

Ludi Hughes


Since most of my veggies are coming from my garden, I decided to post this recipe. I am sure that not a lot of people knows this veggie but contained a lot of medicinal value. Pls. check this veggie:
A very unique dish and I am not sure that people will like unless you are an Asian descent. When I was still living in my old country, my helpers used to make this salad which from the beginning I was not fond ot it. But when I looked at the medicinal value of this veggie, then I decided to like it and now, I really like it.
So good!!!

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2 medium
ampalaya or bitter gourd (finely cut, sliced)
2 Tbsp
himalaya salt, fresh ground pepper and brown raw sugar or alternative to raw sugar: 3 finely chopped 3 stevia leaves (if available from your garden)
1/2 c
red bell pepper (finely cut in cubes)
1/2 c
celery (finely cut in cubes)
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
chives ( finely cut)
leaves of small mint leaves ( do not slice)
1 tsp
red wine vinegar
1/2 c
tomatoes cut in small cubes


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1Put the finely sliced Ampalaya or bitter gourd in a small bowl. Add the mayonnaise, Himalaya salt, fresh ground pepper, and dash of brown raw sugar. You can also use 3 leaves of Stevia leaves finely cut. Mix it. Add the red wine vinegar and mix.

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2Add the finely cut in cubes: celery, red bell pepper and shallots. Mix it thoroughly. You can always taste it and add more ingredients depending of what you like the salad to taste.

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3Add the tomatoes cut in small cubes.

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4Add chives and the mint leaves.

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5Mix well and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve cold and with mint leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Filipino
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy