Friday, August 7, 2009


During one of our trips to the mall, NESTLE Philippines was giving out some booklets entitled “Gulay (vegetable) and other Wet Market Finds”, a 26-page recipe booklet of veggy recipes, from salad, soup, snacks, desserts and cool drinks.

All of the recipes featured in the book are simple, inexpensive and very nutritious. We do not have to sacrifice the quality of our meals during these tough times. Our family’s health and wellness should still remain as our top priority.

Here I will share and feature 4 of the recipes I found in the book, they seem so easy to prepare and very nutritious.

Different flavors and aroma come together in this Asian-inspired salad. Everyone will surely get their appetites going with just a bite of the green papaya mixed with the salad’s sweet-tangy vinegar sauce and crunchy fried fish.

3 cups grated unripe papaya
1 ½ cups grated carrots
¼ cup chopped wansuy
¼ cup hibe (dried shrimp), soaked in water for 10 minutes then drained
3 pieces siling labuyo
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup calamansi juice
¼ cup vinegar
1- 8gm Maggi Magic Sarap Seasoning
2 tbsp patis (fish sauce) or to taste
Shredded left-over fried fish
Crispy fried tofu or fried wonton wrappers, crushed (optional)

1. Toss papaya, carrots and wansuy in a bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
2. Using a mortar and pestle, coarsely crush the hibe and the siling labuyo together. Transfer in a bowl. Add sugar and mix very well.
3. Whisk in oil, calamansi juice and vinegar into the mixture until fully incorporated.
4. Season with Maggi Magic Sarap and patis to taste.
5. To assemble salad, toss the prepared vegetables in the prepared dressing. Transfer on a plate and top with fried left-over fish, fried tofu or crispy wanton wrappers if desired. Makes 8-10 servings.
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
Calories : 214
CHO(g) : 36
PRO (g) : 6
Fats (g) : 2

Good to Remember :
Papaya is a natural source of Vitamin A, which helps promote healthy eyesight.
Good to Know:
Refreshing salads provide an enjoyable way of getting a dose of much needed vegetables.


Anonymous said...

sarap naman

burn said...

i love cooking. Sometimes, nag iimbento ako sa pag luto and I didn't know anong name ng dish. sometimes, I named it.hehehe

Sana pasyal ka sa blog ko

momgen said...

Visiting here...

MaRyA said...

papaya! kung marami lang yan dito e. laging may papaya.

Manang Kim said...

Korek we don't have to sacrifice much to eat nutritious food. Loving your vegetables recipe.