Want to start eating healthier this 2021? A good way to start is to look for healthy recipes! This healthy Pinoy appetizer is very easy to prepare. Read on for the recipe!
Ensalada is a Spanish word that means “salad.” Serving ensalada as a side dish is a normal thing you’ll see in many Filipino homes. It is actually a Pinoy dining table staple for lunch or dinner. Ensalada is usually best partnered with grilled dishes such as grilled pork and fish.
This recipe is for Ensaladang Labanos or Radish Salad. You’d be surprised at how easy and fast you can prepare this but the health benefits are massive. This is a unique healthy Pinoy appetizer recipe that you can try any time!
TOTAL TIME: 45 mins
Ensaladang-Labanos - Healhy Recipe - Top Medical Magazine
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  • 1 1/2 cups Labanos radish
  • 2 pcs tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup vinegar or spiced vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and slice the labanos (radish) really thin.
  2. Put the radish in a bowl, then sprinkle with 2 tbsp. salt. Mix well and set aside for about 25 minutes.
  3. After 25 minutes, squeeze the salted radish. Wash with water and drain.
  4. Squeeze the radish again. Make sure to remove all excess salt and water.
  5. In a bowl, combine all the other ingredients. Then, add the radish.
  6. Add more salt and pepper according to your desired taste.
  7. Serve with grilled or fried meat. Steak is an awesome choice to pair it with, too!

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Original ensaladang labanos recipe from Pinoy Recipe At Iba Pa.