OMG Ilocano Salad

Oh, my greens! Healthy and light  Ilocano vegetable salad with uttong (string beans), pallang (winged beans), katuday (scarlet wisteria) and camatis (tomatoes) seasoned with bugguong (fish sauce) and laya (ginger) is simple to prepare. Choose maribanban (young) uttong. Remove bitter stigmas from the katuday flowers; cut pallang and uttong into suitable slices; blanch katuday, pallang and uttong in boiling water for 2 minutes and be careful not to overdo, then drain well. Put the greens in a bowl and add camatis slices, crushed ginger bits and the desired amount of fish paste, then toss. I suggest just a bit of the salty fish. A cinch.

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6 thoughts on “OMG Ilocano Salad

  1. I love this healthful salad! My wife includes the flowers of upo on this as well as boiled patani seeds, hmmm… My mouth gets watery, now!

    • you should have your healthy greens everyday! get on the North Beach diet and you’ll be as trim as Papa P in no time:)

  2. Yup! But then, I get too carried away that I eat more than I could chew and digest. It’s more of getting so much of greens inside my belly and no longer trying to be trim, hehe…

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