Salads are a way of life in any part of the world. A salad is generally referred to as a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables. It is usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or any dressing a person would like. You are also free to include meat such as pork, chicken, and fish. How about that, huh?
Nowadays, salads are symbols of a healthy way of living. You can usually see them on Instagram stories of top models and fit inspirations on social media. Well, we can’t argue with the fact that salads are, indeed, healthy, right? However, that’s not all there is for salads. You can always enjoy a salad whenever you want! Be it for breakfast, lunch, merienda, or dinner. You can eat it before a meal, during a meal, or even after a meal. I mean, it’s still food. It’s up to us when we want to eat it.
It is said that salads were first discovered by ancient Greeks and Romans when they gathered raw vegetables and drizzled them with oil, vinegar, and herbs. Thus, creating the world’s first-ever “salad”. There are many types of salads, there’s green salad, fruit salad, dinner salad, rice and pasta salad, and dessert salad. Basically, anything cold and raw put together in a bowl can be called a salad.
Some of the popular salads we know about are the Caesar Salad, Waldorf Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Fruit Salad, Buko Pandan Salad, Egg Salad, I could go on and on! Even the famous Filipino dish Bulanglang can be considered as a salad. So, why do we love salads? Well, they’re healthy, easy to prepare, can fill you up, and it’s delicious!
So, if you’re looking for a perfect snack, dinner, or breakfast, then look no further! Today, Panlasang Pinoy Recipes will teach us how to make the Spicy Salted Egg and Cucumber Salad at home! Once you mastered this dish, your healthy snacks and meals are gonna be so much more special.
Spicy Salted Egg and Cucumber Salad
This is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe given that it’s a salad. So, you are guaranteed that all of the ingredients we’ll be using for our Spicy Salted Egg and Cucumber Salad are available at the local market and grocery store. Alright, are you ready? Let’s begin!
For the ingredients, we’ll need a cucumber, garlic, red onion, lime juice, coriander leaves, sugar, salted eggs, and to add a kick of spice, red chilis! Keep in mind that these are just the main ingredients, you’re always free to be creative and add whatever ingredient you’d like to make your salad better. After all, it’s your salad!
To begin, simply prepare all of the necessary ingredients. You have to peel the shell off of the salted eggs and thoroughly wash every vegetable we’ll be using. Then, cut the salted eggs into wedges and arrange them on the serving plate. Next up, slice the cucumber into nice bite sizes as well as the red onion and chili. After that, just sprinkle the cucumber, red onion, chili, garlic, and coriander leaves onto the plate with the salted egg.
Finally, simply season the salad with lime juice and sugar then mix up all ingredients well to incorporate all of the flavors. And voila! You’ve successfully made your own version of the Spicy Salted Egg and Cucumber Salad. Easy, right? It is best served as a side dish to SiLog meals like Tapsilog, Tocilog, Cornsilog, and Hotsilog.
How about that? In just a span of 5 to 10 mins, you already made your own salad! And it’s best paired with breakfast mills and it could also be eaten alone. You can add lots of ingredients to this salad like cheese, bacon bits, ham, grapes, or anything you’d like.
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- 4 Salted Eggs
- 1 small sized Cucumber
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 Red Onion thinly sliced (or 1 of Onion)
- 1 pc of Red Chili thinly sliced (de-seeded is optional)
- 3 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
- 2 Tablespoons of Coriander leaves chopped
- A pinch of Sugar Optional
- Cut the salted eggs into wedges
- Place them in the serving plate
- Sprinkle with sliced Cucumber, slice onion ,slice chili , garlic and coriander leaves
- Season with lime juice and sugar. Mix well.
- Best Serve with rice and Tapa or Tocino. Enjoy