Simple Ampalayang Atchara with Labanos

For Ampalaya Lovers!

Atcharang Ampalaya also known as Pickled Bitter Melon or Gourd is a great side dish, best eaten with grilled or fried meat or seafood. The slices of bitter melon are combined with radish, ginger, garlic, and makes a delicious pickled salad. Feel free to add more vegetables to this recipe like carrots and onions.

This Atcharang Ampalaya with Labanos is so simple and easy to make, and a special request by my husband. He can eat it everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He prefer it more simple and more on the ampalaya. I sure know this won't last him that long.

Atchara is a popular Filipino pickle and a common way of preserving food in the Philippines. Other vegetables that are also used are green papaya, bamboo shoots, and more.

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If you love ampalaya or bitter melon, this simple recipe is for you. It is so easy to make and can be stored for few weeks in the refrigerator. Give this recipe a try and share with family and friends who loves the bitter and bold flavor of the ampalaya. Save this recipe or Pin It for later use.

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  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar (or adjust to your liking)
  • 2 large ampalaya, sliced
  • 4 pieces red radish (or any)
  • 2 thumb size ginger, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorn

  1. In a sauce pan, bring vinegar into a quick boil. Add salt and sugar and stir well to combine. Remove pan from heat and allow the mixture to cool. 
  2. In a bowl, combine bitter melon, radish, ginger, garlic and peppercorns. Stir gently to combine. 
  3. Pour-in vinegar mixture into the bowl. Stir gently to combine. 
  4. Transfer in a container and cover tight. Refrigerate overnight before serving. Enjoy! 

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