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
- 1 tbsp onions
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 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, add the boiled sayote, garlic and turmeric and blend till it forms a puree. Add water or vegetable stock if you want to thin it out.
Pour out the soup into bowls or a serving dish and top with alugbati leaves.