Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup is a popular Filipino condiment made from mashed bananas, sugar, vinegar and spices. Use with fried rice and noodles, eggs, hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish, pork and chicken.

Serves: Makes 4 cups or 32 (2-tablespoon) servings.
15 mins Prep time 25 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
25 mins Cook time
  • Heat oil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, jalapeño, turmeric and allspice; cook and stir 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  • Stir in bananas, vinegar, sugar and sea salt. Bring to simmer on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let cool 10 minutes.

  • Spoon mixture into blender or food processor; cover. Blend on high 1 minute or until smooth. With center part of cover removed and blender on, slowly pour in water and blend until the consistency is similar to traditional ketchup.

Cooking tip

Storage Tip: Store ketchup in clean, tightly covered container or jar in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. 

Test Kitchen Tip: Use Banana Ketchup to prepare Pinoy Pork BBQ with Green Mango Slaw.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 33Calories: 33Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 126mgProtein: 0g
  • Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 1gCarbohydrate: 6g