Filipino tomato and salted egg salad

Filipino tomato and salted egg salad

This was over the Dumpling Festival season recently, when a friend passed over a big bag of salted egg whites after using up the yolks. I was thinking of various ways to cook with this and then I remembered this dish which I had in a Filipino friend’s house – Itlog na maalat.

So simple, you can whip this up in a jiffy, and it goes really well with grilled meat or grilled fish. We had this to go with rice and that was fine too. 

Normally, you would use 2 hard boiled salted eggs for this. Who knew tomatoes would go so well with salted egg? Definitely a different way to change things up apart from having tomatoes in your usual salad.


3 tomatoes, cubed 

150g salted egg white, cubed (or 2 salted eggs), cut into cubes

1 big onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped small

1/4 cup lime juice (or more, according to taste)

1 tablespoon soya sauce ( or fish sauce for added flavour)

dash of pepper


Mix the tomatoes, salted egg, onion and garlic together briefly. Set aside. Mix the lime juice, soya sauce, and pepper, then pour over tomatoes/salted eggs.

And that’s it, folks! Eat this with some grilled meat and rice, and you’ll find it really gets your appetite going!