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  • 4 Tasty Meals Made With Malunggay That Even Your Kids Won't Be Able To Resist

    by Grace Bautista .
4 Tasty Meals Made With Malunggay That Even Your Kids Won't Be Able To Resist
PHOTO BY Screenshot from YouTube/Yummy PH
  • If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you’ve probably turned to malunggay to boost your milk supply. Not only is it a natural galactagogue, it’s also been called a “miracle vegetable” because it is packed with nutrients as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

    The best part is that it can be easily added to any dish without affecting the taste, so it’s a secret ingredient you can easily add to your children’s meals to make it more nutritious.

    Tasty meals you can make with malunggay

    If you want variety from the usual chicken tinola with malunggay, these recipes from Yummy.ph could make a great addition to your repertoire of malunggay dishes.

    Malunggay cashew pesto

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    Impress your family with this Filipinized pesto recipe that you can use as a pasta sauce, dip or spread. A tip from Yummy: Use young malunggay leaves because older ones tend to be bitter.



    • 2 cups malunggay leaves (moringa)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, cleaned
    • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • salt, to taste

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    Malunggay pasta vongole

    Upgrade your selection of pasta dishes with this vongole recipe, breastfeeding mom style!


    500 grams clams, scrubbed and soaked
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 piece bottled tuyo, crushed into paste
    chili pepper flakes, to taste
    100 ml clam stock
    6-8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
    250 grams malunggay pasta, cooked according to package directions
    1/8 cup malunggay leaves (moringa)

    Recipe instructions at Yummy.ph.

    Malunggay corn soup with egg

    This recipe combines the classic malunggay and corn soup with egg drop soup, packing more flavor and nutrition into this dish.


    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 medium red onion, peeled, sliced thinly
    • 5 cups chicken broth, or 1 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 5 cups water
    • 4 small ears white and purple corn, husked and kernels cut from cob
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup malunggay leaves
    • salt, to taste
    • ground black pepper, to taste

    Recipe instructions at Yummy.ph.

    Adobong malunggay at tahong

    This delicious and nutritious tahong dish can also be made into lumpia. Just chop the cooked adobong tahong and wrap them in lumpia like you would your lumpiang shanghai then fry until golden brown.


    • 500 grams mussels, cleaned and beards removed
    • vegetable oil, for sautéeing
    • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1/2 cup mussel broth
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 bay leaf
    • pepper, to taste
    • 1 cup malunggay leaves (moringa)
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    Recipe instructions at Yummy.ph.

    Raring to try any of these recipes? Let us know when you do and share pictures in Smart Parenting Village! For more recipes, click here.

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