Pinakbet is a vegetable-based dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.

overhead view looking at a large pot of pinakbet
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ pound pork loin, chopped

  • ½ pound peeled and deveined prawns

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • ¼ pound zucchini, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ pound fresh okra, ends trimmed

  • ¼ pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • ¼ pound eggplant, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 small bitter melon, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add pork; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Add prawns; cook and stir until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in tomato; season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in zucchini, okra, green beans, eggplant, and bitter melon; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 445mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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