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How to Make Pokpoklo (Seaweed) Salad

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Learn how to make a delicious pokpoklo salad.

Learn how to make a delicious pokpoklo salad.

What Is Pokpoklo?

Pokpoklo is a seaweed with a salty taste and crunchy texture. This iron-rich seaweed is the basis of a popular salad in the Ilocos region of the Philippines. It is often served as a side dish with fried or grilled dishes. In this article, I will show you how to make a simple version of this salad.

Only two ingredients are needed to make pokpoklo salad.

Only two ingredients are needed to make pokpoklo salad.


  • 5 cups pokpoklo (seaweed), cleaned and washed
  • 6 tomatoes, sliced
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Cook Time

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5 min

5 min

3 to 4 servings


  1. Clean and wash pokpoklo. Set aside.
  2. Slice tomatoes and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix pokpoklo and tomatoes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Pokpoklo (Seaweed) Salad Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  • For best taste, eat the salad while it is fresh. Otherwise, the ingredients will wilt.
  • Try adding other fruit or vegetable ingredients, such as mango.
  • There is no need to add any spices or seasonings, as the seaweed is naturally salty.
  • Serve this as a side dish for fried or grilled foods.
  • Rinse pokpoklo thoroughly to remove any dirt.

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