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Quick and Easy Vegetarian Pinakbet

Make Pinakbet without meat or seafood under 20 minutes - a healthy and easy to cook Filipino vegan vegetarian dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 562kcal
Author: Lainey


  • 1 small red shallot chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 200 g kalabasa chopped into medium sized cubes
  • 100 g string beans cut about 2 inches long
  • 100 g ampalaya bitter melon, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 long eggplant cut in to 4 parts
  • 4-5 okra sliced in two (or three if it's long)
  • 2 tomatoes quartered (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add oil. 
  • Add onions, garlic, and saute for 1 minute or until translucent.
  • Add the kalabasa, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the kalabasa is tender yet crisp.
  • Next add the string beans, ampalaya (bitter melon), eggplant and cover with the lid for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are semi tender.
  • Add okra, then cover with lid and continue cooking for about 1 minute.
  • Add coconut cream, tomatoes, soy sauce, salt and allow it to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until okra is cooked.
  • Season with salt, pepper and eat with rice.


**I measured this recipe in weight because it's easier to measure especially for a recipe like this. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Sodium: 2857mg | Potassium: 1961mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3198IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 6mg
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