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ampalaya (bitter gourd) salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ludi Hughes
Fair Lawn, NJ

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!!!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For ampalaya (bitter gourd) salad

  • 2 md
    ampalaya or bitter gourd (finely cut, sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • dash
    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)
  • 10
    leaves of small mint leaves ( do not slice)
  • 1 tsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    tomatoes cut in small cubes

How To Make ampalaya (bitter gourd) salad

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes cut in small cubes.
  • About Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd:
    Add chives and the mint leaves.
  • 5
    Mix well and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve cold and with mint leaves.