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Ensaladang Pakô, other non-boring veggie recipes

There are so many ways to prepare them, but cooking should be easy

Ensaladang Pakô at Espada

Vegetable recipes don’t have to be boring. I’m grateful we were forced to eat vegetables while growing up, because now I just can’t live without them. There are so many ways to prepare them, but I believe cooking should be easy and accessible. I always just look at what I have in my pantry and mix and match.

Here are some easy recipes you should try.

Ingredients
  

Ensaladang Pakô at Espada (Fiddlehead Fern Salad and Dried Scabbardfish)

    Dressing

    • 2 tbsp bagoong Balayan
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • Juice of half a lemon (or calamansi)
    • 4-6 tbsp water

    Salad mix

    • Pakô
    • Sliced gherkins
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Sliced onion
    • Salted egg
    • Dried espada

     

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    Ingredients
      

    Sardines and Anchovies in Olive Oil Pasta

    • 1 bottle of sardines in olive oil (230 grams)
    • 1 pack of anchovy fillets (about 50 grams)
    • Half a bulb of garlic, chopped
    • Capers
    • Sliced black olives
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • 2 cups pasta of choice

    Directions
     

    • Sauté sardines, anchovies in garlic.
    • Add capers and sliced black olives.
    • Toss in pasta.
    • Add cherry tomatoes.
    • Add olive oil if too dry.

     

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    Ingredients
      

    Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta Salad

      Dressing

      • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
      • 4-5 tbsp olive oil
      • Salt+ pepper to taste
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • Chopped cilantro

      Saladmix

      • 2 cups pasta
      • French beans (blanched)
      • Chopped onions
      • Chopped bell pepper
      • Broccoli and cauliflower (blanched)
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