Bitter Melon with Pineapple

Bitter Melon with Pineapple

A refreshing combination of bitter and sweet.

Cooking time
10 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

2 slices

1/2 tsp


  1. Cut the bitter melon in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and cotton with a spoon. Slice up into very thin half moons, cover with a dash of salt (extra), set aside for 5 minutes then squeeze out any excess moisture. If the bitterness is quite strong, set aside for a longer amount of time after sprinkling on the salt.
  2. Slice the pineapple into 1 cm (0.4 in.) thick pieces.
  3. Combine the pineapple with (1), add in the sugar and mix once more to finish.

Cooking Basics

Bitter melon - removing seeds and cotton

Cut the bitter melon in half lengthwise and then scrape out the seeds and cotton with a spoon.

Bitter melon - soaking in salt

Thinly slice up the bitter melon and then place into an approximately 5% salt/water solution. Gently stir and then set aside for about 10 minutes. This method is preferred to massaging salt into sliced bitter melon since the crunchiness will be preserved and a delicate salty taste will be added. Pat dry before using.


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