Use These Green Papaya Substitutes For Your Tinola Recipe
Turn to these easy ingredient substitutes for the green fruit instead.
The selection of food in recent years has blossomed and grown to include even the
So what do you do when one of the more common ingredients for a seemingly everyday recipe isn't as available as it used to be? What if you can't find the kangkong for your sinigang recipe, the malunggay leaves for a monggo recipe you've been meaning to try, or the green papaya for a delicious
While there are other ingredients in the sinigang recipe and the monggo recipe to make up for the lack of those local leafy greens, it may be okay to do without it. However, if you're thinking of not adding the green papaya – the lone vegetable in the
That's where food substitutes come in. We have a few ideas on what you can use to make sure that no matter what, your
If you can't find the green papaya, here are the food substitutes you can use:
This may be the most common substitute for the green papaya. Also known as the vegetable pear, it's the closest you can get to the missing papaya, in both flavor and texture.
While not quite green
This may seem unlikely but the great thing with cucumbers is that you don't even need to cook it. While it sounds odd to cook cucumbers, you can cook cucumbers, and it can be delicious. Remove the seeds before chopping, and add the slices while the
It may be an obvious substitute for other vegetables but not so for the green papaya. However, it's plentiful, available all year round, and it's universally delicious. Who doesn't like potatoes in their meal?
The carrot is a delicious vegetable that can give your
We think there's no reason to change recipes when you don't or can't find the ingredient you need for recipes. With so many possible ingredient substitutes you can try, you can still enjoy the dish you wanted with a twist on the original recipe. Who knows? It may be the tweak that makes the dish more delicious.