It can be challenging to come up with new and exciting vegetable dishes to serve as side dishes. I have written about this before in my quest for ulam recipes that can count as low-carb meals ideas.
So here are another 10 + delicious ulam ideas that can make low-carb meal planning easier:
- Pinakbet – A traditional Ilocano dish made with mixed vegetables such as eggplant, okra, and bitter melon, and flavored with fish sauce and pork.
- Ginisang Upo – A simple dish made with sliced bottle gourd sautéed with garlic, onion, and tomatoes. It’s a great way to add some extra greens to your meal.
- Laing – A Bicolano dish made with taro leaves cooked in coconut milk and flavored with ginger and chilies. It’s a savory and slightly spicy dish that pairs well with rice.
- Adobong Kangkong – A classic Filipino dish made with water spinach sautéed in a flavorful adobo sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic.
- Tinola – A ginger-based soup made with chicken or fish, and mixed vegetables such as chayote, green papaya, and onions. It’s a comforting and flavorful dish that is perfect for a cold day.
- Ensaladang Talong – A simple dish of grilled eggplant mixed with tomatoes, onions, and bagoong (fermented fish paste)
- Pinakbet ng Tagalog – This version of Pinakbet is a southern Luzon dish that include more ingredients such as sitaw, kalabasa, ampalaya, and tomatoes.
- Chop Suey – This Chinese-inspired dish is a popular in the Philippines and made with mixed vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers, stir-fried with meat and served with a savory sauce.
- Ginisang Ampalaya – This dish is made with sautéed bitter melon and pork or shrimp, and it’s a great way to use up any bitter melon that you have on hand.
- Ginisang Sayote – This dish is made with sautéed chayote with pork and shrimp, it’s a great way to add some extra greens to your meal.
- Ginisang Repolyo– This dish is made with sautéed cabbage and ground pork, it’s a great way to add some extra greens to your meal.
- Ginisang Okra – This dish is made with sautéed okra and shrimp, it’s a great way to add some extra greens to your meal.
- Ginisang Kalabasa – This dish is made with saut