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Talong Ensalada

Eggplants are among the most all around vegetables found in a variety of dishes. It can be fried as a torta, deep-fried like chips, cooked in sinigang and pinakbet, baked into pasta dishes and pinirito partnered with bago-ong  casseroles,  or just plainly grilled. An off-shoot recipe from the grilled eggplant is Ensalada na Talong which is an easy to make appetizer or side dish for grilled meats and fish.
Here's a simple recipe for Talong Ensalada (Eggplant Salad)

  • 3-4 large eggplants (just adjust the quantity depending on the size)
  • 3 medium size tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium size onion, cubed
  • 4-5 Tbsp. of vinegar
  • Salt or fish sauce to taste
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Onions leaves, chopped
How to make Ensaladang Talong
  1. Wash eggplants then grill until cooked. 
  2. When done, let it cool and peel off the charred skin
  3. Cut to bite size pieces.  
  4. In a plate, mix it with onions and tomatoes. 
  5. Drizzle with vinegar and season with salt or fish sauce and pepper. Adjust flavor with sugar to your desired taste.
  6. Garnish with onion leaves and or salted egg.
Ensaladang Talong at Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine
Eggplant Salad with salted egg

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