I got this recipe from one of my favorite YouTubers, Chef Mama Rosa. Here’s a link to her recipe for Chayote & Okra Soup. A shout out to my friend, Cece for introducing me to her.
Here are the ingredients:
1 medium red onion
2 cloves of garlic
Fresh Okra (small handful)
Fresh Ground pepper
4 -5 cups of vegetable broth
1 Edward & Sons Veggie broth cubes
4 small red potatoes (quartered)
Half of a red bell pepper
1 Chayote (This is a fruit that tastes like a squash. I’d suggest removing the rough part of the skin.)
2 Plantains (green or yellow-not ripe)
1 can of Garbanzo beans
Thyme, sage, rosemary (fresh sprigs)
Sun dried tomatoes (optional)
Pat of butter (optional)
Heat a little olive oil in a cooking pot and work the veggie cube into the oil. Add the sliced plantains, red potatoes, onion, bell pepper, garlic, okra, & chayote. Let the vegetables soften and then add the garbanzo beans, sun-dried tomatoes, vegetable broth, shake in the seasonings, and the pat of butter. Mix well. Lastly, add the sprigs of thyme, sage, and rosemary and let the soup simmer for 45 minutes.
This was a delightfully different soup. The natural herbs meld together wonderfully and the plantains give the dish a hint of sweetness. Hope you enjoy.