Chicken Macaroni Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Macaroni Salad is comprises a chicken and macaroni pasta as main ingredient. Combine with mayonnaise, carrots, raisins, pickles, cheese, salt and pepper. This is commonly serve as mid-afternoon snack (meryenda) or side dish.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet
500 grams ditalini or elbow macaroni pasta
1 large carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 sweet pickles, chopped
1 small pack pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
100 grams ham (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boiled chicken in water with 1 tablespoon salt then cook until tender. Drain and let it cool.
2. Remove the chicken and allow to cool before shredding the meat into a large bowl.

Part 2
1. Boiled carrot for 3 minutes then drain and allow to cool. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Cook ham then cut into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, shred chicken then add mayonnaise. Mix until just blended.
2. Add the rest of ingredients then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Mix until well blended.
3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before. Serve.

Kinilaw na Dilis

Filipino Style Recipe: kinilaw na dilis is another variety of raw fish salad made of fresh anchovies fillet mixed with vinegar, chili, onion, ginger, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. This dish is another Filipino delicacy and usually served as appetizer or pulutan. Make sure it is fresh because the taste of kinilaw is depends on the freshness of the fish.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus chilling time)

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo anchovies(dilis)
6 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
1 large white onion, chopped
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 red bell pepper, slice thinly
3 pieces red or green chili(siling labuyo), chopped(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)
1/4 tablespoon sugar(optional)
1/2 cup vinegar for washing
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove the heads of the fish then split the body into two and discard the bones and innards.
2. Repeat the procedure for the remaining fish then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine fish fillet and vinegar then mix. Let stand for 5 minutes then drain vinegar.
2. Add the remaining ingredients then mix well.
3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

Seafood Salad with Lime Dressing

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood salad with lime dressing is another type of salad consists of seafood, celery, tomatoes, onion and parsley then tossed in lime dressing. Seafood salad is a simple and easy to prepare dish. This is commonly served as appetizer and ideal for those on diet and health-conscious.

Estimated time of cooking: 8-10 minutes
Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
300 grams squid bodies, cut into rings
350 grams fresh tuna fillet, cut into cubed
3 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 white onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoons paprika(optional)

Dressing:
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a shallow bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
2. Season tuna with a dash of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then cook tuna for 3 minutes or until done. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pot, bring water to boil. Add a dash of salt then boil shrimps for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same boiling water, boil squids for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, combine seafood and the rest of ingredients.
2. Pour lime dressing over the salad then toss and sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

Potatoes and Chives

Filipino Style Recipe: Potatoes and chives is one of the simple and easy to prepare recipe. The potatoes boiled then tossed in butter, chives, salt and pepper. I also included Cheddar cheese to add more flavor to our dish, this is usually serve as side dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams baby potatoes, halves
a bunch of fresh onion chives, chopped thinly
80 grams unsalted butter
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese,cut into small pieces(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, place potatoes then sprinkle with salt.
2. Pour enough water until submerge then bring to boil for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add potatoes, cheese and salt and pepper.
2. Transfer to serving bowl then sprinkle with chives. Toss well then serve.

Notes:
1. You may also use olive oil as alternative to butter.

Mango Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: mango salad is another type of salad made of unripe green mangoes, tomatoes, onion and cilantro then dressed with fish sauce and lime juice. Mango salad is a simple and easy to prepare that is commonly serve as appetizer or side dish specially during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
2 pieces unripe green mangoes, peeled and cut into strips
2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 red onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoon toasted peanut, chopped(optional)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped(optional)
a dash of dried chili flakes(optional)
1 teaspoon cumin ground(optional)

Salad Dressing:
2 tablespoons fresh lime or calamansi juice
3 tablespoons fermented fish sauce
2 tablespoons honey(dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine salad dressing until well blended. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients then pour salad dressing. Toss to combine then serve.

Panzanella

Filipino Style Recipe: Panzanella is another type of salad made of bread, tomatoes, onion and basil then dressed with olive oil and vinegar. Panzanella salad is a simple and easy to prepare which is ideal for those on diet and health-conscious. This dish is popular in Italy and commonly serve as appetizer specially during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
200 grams croutons
6-8 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 red onions, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
a bunch of fresh basil, torn into pieces

Dressing:
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a separate bowl, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper then mix well.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine croutons, tomatoes, onions, capers and black olives.
2. Pour dressing over the salad then toss and set aside for 20 minutes.
3. sprinkle basil then toss again before serving.

Waldorf Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Waldorf salad is made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts tossed in mayonnaise then served with lettuce. This salad was created at the Waldorf Hotel in New York city and usually served as appetizer or light meal.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus chilling time)

Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
2 red apples, cored and cut into cubes
2 green apples, cored and cut into cubes
1 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup fresh milk(optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk, sugar, salt and pepper then mix until well combined.
2. Add apples, celery and nuts then toss until coated.
3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes then serve with lettuce.

Fruit and Vegetable Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Fruit and vegetable salad is a simple yet healthy dish that is commonly serve as appetizer. This dish is consists of mixed fruit and vegetable then toss in salad dressing. Fruit and vegetable salad is ideal for those on diet and health-conscious.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized cucumber, sliced
2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup pineapple, cubed
100 grams grapes
1 orange, sliced
1/4 cup watermelon, cubed
1 onion, chopped
lettuce leaves, cut into serving pieces
1/4 grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese
3/4 cup salad dressing(Caesar, thousand island or any dressing)

Procedures:
1. In a large bowl, combine fruit and vegetable.
2. Pour the salad dressing over the fruit and vegetable then toss to combine.
3. Sprinkle with grated cheese then serve cold.

Classic Potato Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Classic potato salad is one of the popular salad that usually serve in any occasions. It is consists of boiled potato chunks tossed in mayonnaise, bacon tidbits, parsley, spring onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper for salad dressing. This is usually serve as side dish together with your favorite pasta.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes. Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup ham or smokey bacon tidbits
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon or calamansi juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon mustard(optional)
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped(optional)
1/2 cup celery, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, boil water with salt then cook potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and Let it cool then place in a large bowl. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
2. Pour over potatoes then toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Strawberry Milk Gulaman

Filipino Style Recipe: strawberry milk gulaman is another refreshing beverage and usually serve during afternoon or summer season. This drink is consists of strawberries, syrup, milk, sugar and gulaman then stir with ice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
250 grams fresh strawberries, halves
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
1 cup full cream milk
1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin powder
2 cups boiling water
sugar to taste
crashed ice or ice cubes

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a square container, dissolved strawberry gelatin powder in boiling water then stir until completely dissolved. Let it cool and place in fridge until firm.
2. Cut into small cubes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a blender, process strawberry, strawberry syrup, milk and sugar until smooth.
2. Pour in tall glasses then add strawberry gulaman and some ice. Serve.

Note:
1. You may garnish the drinks with fresh strawberry before serving.