Eggplant Salad (Ensaladang Talong)

eggplant salad

It has been more than a week since my last post. I just got a bit busy with the holidays and was not really able to sit on my desk and blog. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year celebration, because I had a blast!

Now for my recipe today, I will be sharing a simple yet very appetizing side dish especially for us Filipinos. It is a recipe that can be prepared for about 15 minutes. I am going vegetarian today, here is my Ensaladang Talong, or Eggplant Salad dish.

eggplant salad

This light and healthy oil-free salad is prepared by either steaming, mashing or cutting the grilled eggplant into smaller pieces. The basic recipe is a mixture of fresh onions and tomatoes and the dressing is made by combining garlic, vinegar, soy sauce and chili peppers for those who wants it tangy.

Eggplant Salad (Ensaladang Talong)
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Recipe type: Salad/Appetiser/Side dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 5

  • 4 Chinese Eggplants (medium size), sliced into small cubes
  • 2 onions, sliced into small cubes
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced and cubed
  • 3 green chili, sliced into small pieces
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  1. In a medium sized pot, put the sliced eggplant and cook under medium heat.
  2. Season with the black pepper, put the salt and the green chili
  3. Cover and cook for about 10minutes until the eggplant is soft and mashy.
  4. Put the cooked eggplant in a bowl, mix the tomatoes, onions, the vinegar, sugar
  5. Add salt or pepper according to your taste preference.
  6. Serve and enjoy your eggplant salad as a side dish, together with any pork, fish or chicken dish.

So there you go. There are actually several variations on how Filipinos make this eggplant salad recipe. The most common way of ccoking the eggplant is by grilling it and peeling the skin. Others want their eggplant steamed. I just shared to you my version of preparing this eggplant salad and I think it is the easiest and fastest too.

I hope you enjoy this dish. Give it a try. How do you cook your eggplant salad? If you have your own version, share it and please do chime in..leave me a comment!


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Chocolate Apple Milkshake

chocolate apple milkshake

Hi! I hope you had a great Christmas celebration with your family. I am in India right now for the holidays, it is actually my first time celebrating Christmas away from my family in the Philippines. Well, Christmas is not that widely observed here, being a non- Christian country, but my family tried their level best to make me feel like I am just home!

I had a bloggers block recently, I intend to write one post in my blog everyday at least for this month that I am on a vacation, but I just can’t think of anything to write about. I was so lazy to cook and take pictures too. So what happens when I am bored and have absolutely have nothing to blog about? My blog logo changes! Crazy, but I just find myself tinkering with my blog theme again. When inspiration comes to me, I wake up, hit the ground running, and never stop writing on my blog until I sleep again. But this week was a downtime for me. So I decided to create an easy recipe to share with you.

chocolate apple milkshake

I prepared a smoothie..a milkshake my son really likes. I made a chocolate apple milkshake. It sounds like an odd combo, does it? But believe me, it is quite delicious and you will love it!

My son hates apples and the only way I can make him eat apple is make a smoothie out of it. He is crazy about chocolate, so I thought, why not mix chocolate in his apple shake? Try this chocolate apple milkshake combination and you will adore it.

Chocolate Apple Milkshake
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 3

  • 2 pieces of medium sized apple
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 pieces chocolate cookies ( I used Oreo, with chocolate filling)
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder

  1. Peel the apple, take out the seeds and cut into small pieces
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the drink has a smooth consistency
  3. Serve and garnish with Oreo or chocolate bits and apple slices

You can opt for chocolate pieces or chocolate powdered drink, whatever is available in your kitchen at the moment. I used Oreo because my son has a lot of unopened Oreo packs in the pantry, and I love Oreo!


Until next time my friends! Try making this chocolate apple milkshake and tell me how yours turned up!


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