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Ampalaya Salad
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Ampalaya Salad Recipe

This is a recipe for ampalaya salad or bitter gourd salad.It is alaso known as ensaladang ampalaya,
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 medium bitter gourd ampalaya, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Roma tomato diced and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt for rubbing
  • Extra salt to taste


  • Rub the salt all over the sliced bitter gourd. Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the salt by quickly washing the gourd with running water. Drain the excess liquid.
  • Combine vinegar, ground black pepper, sugar, and extra salt (if needed) in a bowl. Stir.
  • Put-in the bitter gourd, onion, and tomato in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and then refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  • Serve as a side dish for fried fish.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g