Salted Eggs and Tomato Salad

This Filipino styled salad is very simple and easy to make, for people living overseas, you can buy salted eggs at any Filipino Food shops.

Salted eggs are called "itlog na maalat', they are duck's hard boiled egg, then cured in warm brine (heavily salted water) for many days. The egg shells are dyed with red food coloring to differentiate it with the regular eggs.


  • 3 salted eggs chopped coarsely
  • 2 large red ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced (optional)
  • a dash of ground pepper
  • a dash of lemon


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Serve cold.

Salted Eggs

Itlog na maalat
Itlog na maalat

What are salted eggs?

Salted eggs undergo a process of curing and sold over the counter pre-cooked and ready to eat.

The commercial salted eggs are duck eggs and are dyed entirely red to make them look more distinctive, as they are also packaged, transported, and displayed in egg trays similar to those used for fresh eggs.

Read More about salted eggs processing.

Salted eggs and tomato salad goes well with Tinapa (Smoked Fish), a perfect match for grilled pork, or any fried or grilled fish, best to eat with white rice, anytime.

There are different variation to this salad :

You can add some sliced green mangoes or add chopped basil or parsley to add more zest.

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Comments 6 comments

Maila Elona 4 years ago

@ G-Ma Johnson,yeah but the tomato balances the salty taste..

I love it with unripe mango, wow..

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achase 7 years ago

Tried it and it was really fantastic! Thanks for sharing them!

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Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

This sounds like a real simple side salad. I'll try it - sounds yummy.

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I think my friend would enjoy this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

yummy salad...are they salty? hummmm I also have never tried one Thanks. G-Ma :o) hugs

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Sounds Interesting have never eaten salted eggs before. Love the picture of them

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