Ensaladang Gulay, Ilocano Style is one of the authentic Ilocano boiled vegetable that I grew up. It is a medley of Ilocano vegetables. Blanch or boiled then serve with KBL or Kamatis, Bagoong at Lasona (Sibuyas Iloco). The vegetables includes assorted vegetables that are in season. Or whatever vegetables that are in the kitchen at the time of cooking. Below are some of the similar vegetables that you may want to check out.
Boiled Vegetables Salad
Ensaladang Repolyo at Itlog na Maalat
Ampalaya Salad with Crispy Fried Dried Dilis
Ensaladang Bulaklak ng Kalabasa
Ensaladang Gulay, Ilocano Style is usually served as a side dish for grilled fish or meat. But at times it is serve by itself when times are hard. Here is the recipe on how I made my Ensaladang Gulay, Ilocano Style. Try it.
1 bunch of talbos ng kangkong, trimmed, separate stem from leaves
1 bunch of talong, trimmed, cut sliced diagonally
1 bunch of okra, trimmed, cut diagonally
2-3 medium size tomato, diced
1 medium size onion, peeled diced
bagoong na isda
chopped green sili
Fill a big pot with water about halfway. Bring to a boil. Blanch vegetables by using a large metal strainer. Place the vegetables in the strainer in batches and vegetable type. Boil vegetables till just cooked and still crisp. Remember that the leafy vegetables will cook faster. Drain the blanched vegetables in a colander. Now place the blanched vegetables in the refrigerator to chill or until ready to serve. In the meantime toss the chopped tomato and onion in a medium size bowl. To serve arrange the vegetables in a platter. Serve with bagoong na isda. Pour the bagoong over the blanch vegetables or serve as a dip with the bagoong, onion, tomato and sili.