Spaghetti-Buko Salad

Sep 29

This recipe is so Filipino! It reminds me of the parties we hosted — and memories of my mother testing recipes we loved. This one is a particular favorite but I cannot remember which cookbook this came from. This recipe is very similar to my Buko Fruit salad sans the spaghetti noodles.

SPAGHETTI-BUKO SALAD

1 package pre-cut spaghetti (8 ozs.)

1-1/2 cups young coconut (buko), shredded

1 cup pineapple tidbits

1 (#2-1/2) can fruit cocktail

1/4 cup pickle relish

1/2 cup condensed milk

1 (6 oz.) heavy cream, chilled

1/3 cup cashew nuts, chopped

1. Cook spaghetti noodles as directed. Drain and arrange in a salad bowl. Chill.

2. Meanwhile, drain shredded coconut, pineapple tidbits, fruit cocktail, and pickle relish. Combine with cooked spaghetti and nuts.

3. Mix the condensed milk and chilled heavy cream thoroughly and pour over spaghetti mixture. Toss lightly until well blended.

4. Serve cold on a bed of lettuce.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (348 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • http://lutongpinoyrecipe.info lutongpinoyrecipe

    Honestly, I have not seen this one or even taste it. Spaghetti mixed with Buko salad? That is pretty weird.. However, buko salad is soo yummy, i just love it.
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  • http://karlodl.blogspot.com Karlo dL

    Very inventive but I wonder how the texture is like. I cant imagine pasta in buko salad :D
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  • http://lutongpinoyrecipe.info lutongpinoyrecipe

    Isn’t it odd to mix both spaghetti and buko salad?
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  • http://cessypoo.com Cessy Poo

    Hmmm, I’ve never tried this one but it is very interesting! I love buko so I’m very much tempted to try it. I guess I better buy some buko in the Filo store. Thanks!
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  • joan jardiniano

    hai gudmorning .. kakagutom nman haha pnge tulingan kita ubuxin nyan hahah =)

  • lit diaz

    in the visayas, they use macaroni instead of spaghetti. The taste of the macaroni depends on how long it is tossed with the other ingredients – it will be sweet and taste like fruit cocktail if left long enough. I think this is better since the spaghetti strands look like buko and it will taste better since the cream and condensed milk will seep in better and faster. Good for budget-savers.

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