Do you love Ampalaya? Then you’ll be delighted to learn about this classic Filipino salad dish, ‘Ampalaya Salad’. This delicious and nutritious dish is packed with flavour and so easy to make. It’s the perfect way to end a meal or impress your friends and family.


  • 1 med. sized Ampalaya
  • 1 Bell Pepper (any color)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Preparing the Ampalaya

Start by washing the Ampalaya and slicing it into thin strips. Be sure to remove any seeds or hard parts as these would be too tough to eat. When finished, set aside.

2. Preparing the Onion and Bell Pepper

Finely chop the onion and bell pepper. If you don’t mind the texture, you can also chop everything into cubes.

3. Cooking the Garlic

Heat a pan to medium heat and add the crushed garlic. Cook the garlic for several minutes until it starts to lightly brown. Be careful not to burn it.

4. Assembling the Salad

Add the Ampalaya strips, onion, and bell pepper to a large bowl. Pour the warm garlic mixture on top and mix until everything is combined.

5. Adding the Dressing

Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until everything is evenly coated. Serve immediately.


This flavorful Ampalaya Salad will be sure to delight your family and friends. The crunchy Ampalaya combines wonderfully with the sweetness of the bell pepper and the smokiness of the garlic. This classic Filipino dish is perfect for summer gatherings and pairs nicely with grilled fish or chicken.

You can also experiment with adding other ingredients like tomatoes, carrots, or green beans. Or you can give it a Mexican flair by adding some cilantro and lime juice. The possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious salad, give this Ampalaya Salad a try. Enjoy!