Kinilnat made of katuday flowers and tomatoes
Alternative namesEnsalada
CourseSide dish
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateIlocos region
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsRegional vegetables (shoots, blossoms, unripe fruits)

Kinilnat, or ensalada, is an Ilocano salad. Unlike some Western salads, kinilnat accompanies the main course as a side dish.

The leaves, shoots, blossoms, immature fruits or other parts of the vegetables are blanched, drained and dressed with bugguong munamun (anchovy paste) or patis (fish sauce), and sometimes souring agents like kalamansi, kamatis (tomatoes), or suka (vinegar).[1] Additionally, it can be seasoned with freshly ground laya (ginger) or sili (chilis). Common vegetables include:[2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Kinilnat | Traditional Salad From Ilocos | TasteAtlas". Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  2. ^ Pinkabet (website). "Alukon leaves stew"
  3. ^ Dumilag, Richard V. (January 2, 2018). "Unmasking a cryptic ethnotaxon: a case study on the identity of Dermonema virens (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in the Philippines". Webbia. 73 (1): 89–96. doi:10.1080/00837792.2018.1437591. ISSN 0083-7792. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  4. ^ Cacatian, Shella B.; Tabian, John Lester T. (May 5, 2023). "Floristic composition and diversity of indigenous wild food resources in northwestern Cagayan, Philippines". Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity. 24 (4). doi:10.13057/biodiv/d240446. ISSN 2085-4722. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  5. ^ Sarazawa, Katrina S; Sanidad, Remely A (March 2022). "Exploring the Food and Cultural Significance of Native Chicken in Ilocos Sur" (PDF). Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Sustainable Development. 10 (1): 10-16. Retrieved September 27, 2023.