If you are looking for an authentic Filipino Salad then I guess this will be the one, and I guess it’s the famous one as well. I am not sure whether I can classify this as a salad as it is also consumed as an appetizer and sometimes as a main dish as well (I remember my grandmother eat this dish with rice and that’s it), I guess it all boils down on how much someone loves this dish.
It’s a simple concoction of semi ripe mangoes, tomatoes and white onions using sauteed bagoong as a dressing. The taste is an explosion of strong sour, salty and sweet flavours. A Filipino favourite which really goes well with grilled meats and seafood, a usual fare that is always present on picnic baskets that’s why when I have this dish I remember my childhood beach outings with family or friends where lunch is always happen in a tropical hut style setting where food is served in banana leaves and you use your hands to eat various grilled meats and seafood together with this very delicious Filipino Salad/Appetizer.
How about you what type of dishes bring out the memories of the past?
- 3 large green mangoes, cubed
- 3 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp sautéed bagoong
- In a big mixing bowl toss all ingredients together, once evenly mixed, chill then serve.