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Plantains, Chayote & Okra Soup


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.

This soup is packed full of nutrients and it’s tasty. It’s a new combination for me but chayote and okra are very good for you, and they’re great sources of vitamin C.

Here are the ingredients:

1 medium red onion

2 cloves of garlic

Fresh Okra (small handful)


Celtic Salt

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)

Olive Oil

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.

Stay blessed,



I'm a Midwesterner who explores the world via the Internet, books, and movies. I share what I learn whether its beauty tips, health advice, recipes or literature. I'd call this blog a melting pot. I named it Barbie's Bookmarks because I love literature, and I love documenting things I find important in my life.. big and small. Thus, these are my life's bookmarks. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about your bookmarks as well.

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