Nothing warms the soul on a rainy day like a pot of hearty soup. Sayote is delicious and is eaten by Filipinos sauteed as a side of a main dish or with bits of ground pork or beef. We’ve found that sayote has a wonderful texture as a soup! The turmeric adds a dimension of taste to the humble sayote while increasing the soup’s nutritional value. As if it wasn’t healthy enough, we threw in some alugbati leaves for texture and even more vitamins! Perfect for a rainy night in, or when you want to have a light dinner!
- 3 whole sayote, cubed
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp trumeric powder, or 1 thumb size knob turmeric
- 1 cup alugbati leaves
In a soup pan, boil the sayote, garlic and onions.
If using fresh turmeric, add the knob in the mixture. If using powder, add it at this point.
Cook until the sayote is tender.
In a blender, puree the mixture till almost liquid.
Put the puree back in the blender. Throw in the chopped alugbati leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste.