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Lato Salad

The seaweed known as lato is popularly referred to as "sea grapes" as it consists of little globules that resemble a miniature bunch of grapes. It is commonly served as kinilaw or native salad with vinegar and mixed with tomatoes and onions among others.
Here's a simple recipe on how to make Kinilaw na Lato or SeaGrapes Salad

  • Fresh lato (washed thoroughly and refrigerated before making the salad)
  • Sliced Tomatoes 
  • Sliced Onions
  • Vinegar (Regular or Balsamic)
  • Olive oil 
  • Calamansi or Lemon juice
  • Ground Pepper
  • Salt
  •  Sugar
  1. In a bowl make the dressing by combine vinegar, olive oil and the citrus juice. You decide on the the portions to suit you taste. 
  2. Season with salt and pepper then adjust the sourness by adding sugar.
  3. In a separate container that will become the serving plate/bowl, toss in the lato, onions and tomatoes while pouring the dressing. (Also place leftover dressing for those who might want more)
  4. Served immediately. (If not just place in the fridge)