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Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Photo attribution: Radha Blackman
Ready In: 25 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

Bitter melon is in the same family of foods as squash, watermelon, cantaloupes, and cucumbers. It has a bitter taste, but is loaded with vitamins!

What you'll need

Large skillet


Serves 4
1 Bitter Melon ripe, seeded, and sliced
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic crushed
1 Onion diced
1/2 pound Ground Pork
1/2 pound Shrimp medium, peeled and deveined
1 Tomato chopped
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
Pepper to taste



Place sliced bitter melon in boiling water until just tender (2 - 3 minutes). Drain.


Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sautee onions for about 5 minutes until tender.


Add garlic; sauté an additional 2 minutes; mix in pork and cook until no longer pink.


Add shrimp; cook about 5 minutes until done.


Add tomato, bitter melon and soy sauce; cook until tender.

Chef's Tips

  • Cubed tofu or chicken can be substituted for the pork and shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.4 g9%
Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%
Sodium 404 mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g3%
Dietary Fiber 2 g7%
Protein 30 g

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