How Well Do You Know Your Veggies? We Have Recipes on How to Use Them

It happens: sometimes, you're unsure what vegetables look like.

 


 

Any cooking newbie might have felt confused about how to navigate the produce aisle in the supermarket. Don’t worry, it happens. Some might instinctively know the difference between cabbage and Chinese cabbage but knowledge of ingredients also comes with experience. First time to try out an all-veggie recipe? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

 

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These vegetable recipes are favorites for a reason: they are as delicious as they are healthy!

 

Cabbage/ Repolyo

This is a leafy green often mistaken for lettuce. When cooked, it has a flavor which makes it ideal for slaw but you can also use it for veggie salads and casseroles, too.

 

A tangy Vietnamese salad with chicken and cabbage with a light vinaigrette.

When craving for a chicken burger, you don't need to head to a fast-food joint.

 

 

Chinese Cabbage/ Pechay

This green crisp leafy vegetable is often used in Asian dishes and has smooth leaves. They may be used in soups and stews.

 

Looking for an easy veggie dish? This comes together in less than 30 minutes!

The secret to a good gyoza is in the wrapper? Roll them out as thinly get that perfectly crunchy-chewy bite.

 

 

String Beans/ Sitaw

String beans have long, narrow edible green pods. These are perfect for sautéed dishes, casseroles, or tasty side dishes.

 

Looking for an easy, healthy dish you can whip up?

Aside from sitaw, you can use other legumes like sigarilyas for this dish. Tweak it as you like it.

 

 

Celery/ Kinchay

This vegetable has a long, fibrous stalk with leafy tops. Use it for slaw, salsa verde, or soups.

 

The unique egg-pimiento spread on this can be your startup biz's signature "secret sauce."

 

 

Pumpkin/ Kalabasa

Pumpkins have an orange exterior and orange flesh and have a mild, sweet flavor. Pumpkin may be roasted, boiled, or sautéed.

 

Sneak some vegetables into the kids' favorite dish - trust us, they won't know the difference!

Save time and effort when prepping this wholesome dish by using no-cook lasagna noodles.

 

 

Eggplant/ Talong

Eggplants have a glossy, purple edible fruit with a meaty texture which easily turns brown when it is cut or sliced. Eggplants may be pan fried, grilled, sautéed, used in stir-fries, salads, and pasta dishes.

 

Treat your family to a flavor-packed dish with two favorites: pork and eggplant!

This tasty vegetable recipe only uses five main ingredients!

You can create a decadent lasagna sans the high calorie count.

 

 

Snow Peas/ Sitsaro

Snow peas are also known as mangetout and are light green in color, with flat pods with a firm, smooth skin and tiny seeds. Snow peas may be added to salads, boiled, blanched, used in stir-fries, and add a vibrant sweet flavor to dishes.

 

A make-ahead dish that everyone will like, kids included.

Include this in your weekday menu and get a dose of greens that you need.

 

 

Bitter Gourd/ Ampalaya

This vegetable is usually oblong with an uneven surface. The fruit’s flesh is crunchy and has bitter flavors. Ampalaya is used in a lot of Southeast Asian dishes, usually stir-fried or added to stews.

 

This Filipino vegetable dish is one of the simplest dishes one can do, plus it's healthy to boot!

Best with: Grilled spareribs, Pinoy stews like kaldereta.

 

 

Water Spinach/ Kangkong

 

This leafy plant has tender shoot and leaves. Sometimes called “morning glory”, kangkong may be sautéed, added to soups, or coated in batter and fried to a crisp to serve as an appetizer.

 

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It's as simple as dredge, dip and deep-fry!

This gising-gising recipe has lots of kangkong in it, making it an easy and healthy side dish for your Filipino meals.

 

 

Mung Bean Sprouts/ Togue

Mung bean sprouts are the shoots of the mung bean (monggo), have white shoots and pale yellow leaves. They add crunch and a nutty taste to noodle soups, spring rolls and dumpling fillings, or stir-fried dishes.

 

Adding buko strips to the classic pritong lumpiang togue gives it a refreshing surprise.

This Filipino spring roll dish is served with a sweet peanut sauce!

 

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Getting a daily supply of greens is now so easy and convenient, there's simply no excuse to not eat healthier.

 

 

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