Easy Pinakbet (Filipino Veggies) by Laurelle Riola-Catbagan

Laurelle made this Pinakbet with the eggplant and tomatoes from her Kaukau 4 Keiki box. She shares, “although I am Filipino, I sadly didn’t grow up eating much Filipino food. However, my husband did. I often ask my mom (who is a great Filipino cook) how to make certain dishes for my family to enjoy. I would tell her what vegetables I have, and she would know exactly what I can make. This dish was so tasty and surprisingly easy and versatile.”

It’s always super special when mom’s share their recipes! Cook a little something from Laurelle’s family and enjoy this Filipino favorite using your fresh bag of Kaukau veggies. If you have long beans, pumpkin, and okra, definitely use them in this dish.

Easy Pinakbet by Laurelle Riola-Catbagan


  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 1 large Tomato (or several smaller), cut in wedges
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 can Chicken broth
  • 1 tbs Fish sauce
  • 1 cup Roast pork, cut up in smaller pieces
  • 1/3 cup Dried shrimp
  • 4 purple long Eggplant, cut into 1 inch pieces


  1. Sauté the chopped onion and garlic in a pan with a tiny bit of oil. 
  2. Add the roast pork and stir fry for a couple minutes. 
  3. Add the fish sauce, shrimp, tomato, and chicken broth to the pan. Let everything simmer for a few minutes.   
  4. Add the eggplant and simmer for another 4 minutes or so or until the vegetables are tender. 
  5. Serve over hot rice.

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