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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1 Hr


No-Cook or Other


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

Directions Step-By-Step

Put 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.
Add 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.
Add the tomatoes cut in small cubes.
Add chives and the mint leaves.
Mix 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