Ensaladang Talong Eggplant Salad

Eggplant Salad or Ensaladang Talong in the Philippines, is a kind of Filipino vegetable salad which consist of carefully grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and onions.

Ensaladang talong is perfect as a side dish and is best if partnered with grilled fish and meat. Eggplant salad best complements main dishes that are dry or fried, like fried pork, fried tilapia and daing na bangus.

Ensaladang Talong (Eggplant Salad) Filipino Recipe

Ensaladang Talong Recipe Ingredients:

* 2 pieces Chinese eggplant (not the fat aubergines commonly)

* 2 medium sized tomatoes

* 1 medium sized onion

* ¾ cup white vinegar

* ½ tsp salt

* ¼ tsp ground black pepper

* 2 tablespoons shrimp paste (bagoong) (optional)

How To Make Ensaladang Talong (Eggplant Salad):

1). Grill the eggplant (or cook directly on stove top). This will result into drier eggplant which is easier to peel.

2). Peel the skin, cut the stem, and mash lightly using a fork.

3). Cube the tomatoes and onion.

4). Combine the chopped tomatoes, onion, mashed eggplant, salt, ground black pepper, and vinegar then toss to mix the ingredients.

5). Top with shrimp paste. (Optional)

Your healthy and delicious eggplant salad is now ready! Enjoy!

Note: Image above may vary with the end result of this recipe. Image posted is for presentation purposes only.

Ensaladang Talong Image by mobile247 shared via Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

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