Filipino Vegetable Recipes

Pinakbet, Fried Eggplant, Mongo Guisado, Chopsuey, Ampalaya Guisado, Laing, Crispy Kangkong, Tortang Talong, Togue Guisado, Adobong Kangkong,Dinengdeng na Labong, Vegetable Tempura,Ginataan Kalabasa, Gising-gising, Stir-Fried Beans, Togue Guisado, Onion Rings, Ensaladang Talong, Crispy Baguio Beans, Ginataang Langka, Kalabasa Soup, Ginisang Sayote, Hot Potato Salad, Ampalaya con Carne, Cucumber Chopsuey, Cucumber Pineapple Salad

The Filipino Vegetable recipes here are your reference for favorites like Lumpia, Chopsuey, Pinakbet and Laing and a whole lot more.

In our household, the vegetable dishes are usually to complement a meat and a seafood course.

They're served as a side rather than a main dish.

Unlike most cooking instructions you will find in continental cuisines, our vegetable recipes are cooked on the 'well-done' side.

We like the vegetables to soak up all the coconut milk in our ginataan dishes, for example, even if people say that nutrients are lost when you overcook the greens.


Some of the common Philippine vegetables used in cooking are kangkong(water spinach), patola(gourd), kalabasa (squash), to name a few.

Better yet, if you want to name most of the vegetables in Filipino cuisine, try the children's song Bahay Kubo...

...which goes like : Singkamas at talong, Sigarilyas at mani, Sitaw, bataw, patani, Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa ...

...At saka meron pang, Labanos, mustasa, Sibuyas, kamatis, Bawang at luya, Sa paligid ligid ...Ay maraming linga (or sesame seed)

We will try to cover most of the vegetables in the song as we go along adding recipes to the site.

Monggo Guisado
Sauteed Mung Bean

Pinakbet
Stewed Eggplant, Okra, Ampalaya with Thick Salted Fish Sauce

Ampalaya Guisado
Sauteed Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd

Laing
Taro Leaves Cooked in Coconut Milk

Adobong Kangkong
Water Spinach Cooked in Vinegar, Soy Sauce and Garlic

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Crispy Kangkong
Fried Spinach Appetizer

Atsara
Green Papaya Relish

Tortang Talong
Eggplant Omelet

Vegetable Tempura
Crispy Battered Fried Vegetables

Ginataan Kalabasa at Sitaw
Creamy Squash and String Beans Cooked in Coconut Milk

Togue Guisado
Sauteed Mungbean with Carrots, Green Onion and Tofu

Ensaladang Talong
Savory Eggplant Salad

Crispy Baguio Beans
Breaded and Fried Green Beans

Ginataang Langka
Unripened Jackfruit Vegetable in Creamy Coconut Sauce

Kalabasa Soup
Creamy Squash Soup

Dinengdeng na Labong
Stewed Bamboo Shoots in Fermented Fish Sauce

Stir-Fried Beans
Green Beans (Baguio Beans) with Ground Meat Sauce

Ginisang Sayote
Stir-fried Chayote (recipe by Ariel J.)

Gising-gising
Spicy Chopsuey (recipe by Ariel J.)

Hot Potato Salad
Creamy Potato Salad with Bechamel Sauce (recipe by Ariel J.)

Onion Rings

Onion Rings
Fried and Battered Onion Rings (recipe by Ariel J.)

Ampalaya con Carne

Ampalaya con Carne with Oyster Sauce
Sauteed Ampalaya with Beef, Oyster Sauce, Ginger and Star Anise (recipe by Ariel J.)

Cucumber Chopsuey

Cucumber Chopsuey
Mixed Vegetable with Cucumber in Thick Sauce (recipe by Ariel J.)

Cucumber Pineapple Salad

Cucumber Pineapple Salad
Cucumber and Pineapple in Vinegar and Sugar (recipe by Ariel J.)

Ampalaya and Mango Salad

Ampalaya and Mango Salad
Pickled Bitter Melon and Apple Mango

Talong na Pinirito
Fried Eggplant

Chopsuey
Mixed Vegetables in Thick Sauce

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