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Delicious sauce typical of Filipino cuisine: it’s banana ketchup

banana ketchup

Banana ketchup is an exotic condiment, originating in countries like the Philippines and the Caribbean. Let's find out the recipe and some of its features right away!

The banana ketchup recipe is without a doubt one of the most particular ones out there. It is a salty Filipino condiment, excellent to use to give an extra touch to many dishes. The basic ingredient of the sauce is the banana, which is why it is characterized by a predominantly sweet taste .

The addition of other ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and spices, give the sauce a sour note like the classic sweet and sour tomato ketchup. Vinegar is useful in this kind of preparation as it acts as a preservative . You should also know that it is a vegan recipe.

It gives its best as an accompaniment to fried meat such as chicken-based ones but together with cheeses and vegetables .

banana ketchup
banana ketchup

Preparation of banana ketchup

  1. First, put the raisins in a cup with water to rehydrate them. After 10-15 minutes drain and squeeze it.
  2. Peel the onion, cut a quarter then put it in the mixer. Also add the raisins and peeled garlic clove. Remove the peel from the banana and cut it into slices .
  3. Add the banana slices to the rest of the ingredients. Start blending everything then add the apple cider vinegar, water, maple syrup and sugar.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and chilli pepper to taste. Blend one last time then transfer the mixture thus obtained into a saucepan.
  5. Put on the heat and cook for about 20/25 minutes in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. When the sauce is creamy and thick, turn off the heat and leave to cool before consuming as desired.


This homemade banana ketchup can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days . If you wish, you can place it in special jars such as jam jars and proceed with sterilization as for jams. In this case the sauce can also be kept for a few months.

Do you love banana? Also try the smoothie with coconut milk and banana .

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