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Pako salad recipe (paco)

Pako salad (paco) is one of the fern vegetables that Filipinos love to eat. This vegetable (fiddlehead fern, scientific name Athyrium esculentum) is usually eaten as a salad like Filipino fruit salad or as a side dish to a main viand.
Course Salad
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Vegetables
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • 4 cups pako leaves
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 salted egg sliced


  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar


  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl.
  • Mix well and set aside.
  • Wash and spin-dry pako leaves.
  • Combine pako, tomato slices, and onion slices in a bowl and mix well.
  • Drizzle with dressing and toss.
  • Top with salted egg slices.
  • Serve.