SARABASAB (Vegetable Salad with Grilled Pork Belly)
Insarabasab or Sarabasab is an authentic Filipino pork recipe that originated from the Province of Ilocos. Insarabasab is an Ilocano term which means - meat roasted directly in an open fire. The dish is a mixture of grilled pork sliced thinly, onion, tomato, vinegar, chillies and some spices.
This is my take on Sarabasab, made some adjustments to it to suit our taste and made it healthier by adding more veggies and turned it into a side salad. ‘Hope you enjoy my version J. It can be served to pair with grilled bangus, tilapia or fried galunggong or hasa-hasa.
½ kilo Pork Belly or Liempo, grilled & sliced into thin strips
4 pcs. Medium Tomatoes
1 whole Onion, thinly sliced
2 pcs Cucumber, peeled and sliced
¼ cup white vinegar or any kind of vinegar you prefer
2 tbsps water
2-4 tbsps white sugar (more or less)
Slices of Red Chillies (Optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
In a big bowl put the sliced grilled pork, cucumber, onion and tomato, then set it aside. And in a separate smaller bowl mix the dressing ingredients, season to taste. (Note : I prefer the dressing on the sweeter side), once the dressing is ready pour it into the mixture of pork and veggies. Let it stand for a few minutes so that the veggies will absorb the dressing. Serve and Enjoy!