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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