Banana Ketchup

Tagal ng pagluluto:
15 minuto

30 minutes
5 minuto

2 cups


This condiment is a staple in most Filipinx homes and instead of buying yours from a corporation that is hurting workers’ rights, you can support the NutriAsia strikers by making this sweet and tangy sauce at home!

Recipe by: Mabi David and Karla Rey of Me & My Veg Mouth
Photos by: Deborah Svoboda of outoftheshadowsmedia


Mga Sangkap

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, and chopped
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3-4 bananas (or roughly 1 to 1.5 cups), mashed
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup native vinegar, plain
  • ½ cup of water

Mga Tagubilin


In a medium sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat.


Add the garlic, onion, and ginger. Sauté for 5 minutes, until soft and fragrant.


Add the tomato paste and sauté until dark and caramelized. Add mashed bananas and brown sugar. Mix well.


Mix in the vinegar and water, and bring to a simmer. Cook until slightly thickened.

Step 5

Turn off heat and let the mixture cool slightly.

Step 6

Transfer the cooled mixture to the bowl of your food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.

Step 7

Keep refrigerated and shake well before using!