Mixed Vegetables with Sayote (Ginisang Sayote)

This colorful dish is easily one of my kids' favorite vegetable ulam.  The main ingredient is the humble sayote (chayote) which, according to Wikipedia, is actually a fruit!  Aside from some usual green leafy vegetables, sayote is always in my grocery list since it's easy to cook, and I know the whole family will eat it, especially when served this way.

I've posted several dishes on my Instagram and Facebook page, and recipe requests have been piling up.  The most recent request I've featured is my version of adobo.  I promise, I will share all of them here. =)  

Today's recipe is mainly sauteed sayote.  It's like adding more greens to the typical buttered corn and carrots.  Again, I don't measure the ingredients.  Since this is a mixed vegetable dish, feel free to make your own proportions for the mix.  Some may want more carrots, and corn, while others want equal amounts of sayote with the carrots and green beans.


1 large peice of sayote, sliced in strips
1 small carrot, jullienned
small bunch of green beans, thinly sliced diagonally
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
3-4 tablespoons canned corn kernels
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2-3 tablespoons butter

Sometimes, I use shrimp cube or seasoning granules to flavor, instead of salt and butter.
To make this meaty, I sauté about 100g ground pork before adding the veggies.

To prepare:
Slice all vegetables and set aside.
Heat oil in pan or small pot.

To cook:
Sauté garlic and onion in oil over medium heat, then put in all the veggies except corn.
Add butter, salt and pepper.  Adjust salt and butter to your liking. Sauté until butter is mixed and melted.
Put a few tablespoons water and mix, then cover pan or pot. Simmer over low heat for about 8 minutes.
Mix in the corn, cover pan and cook for a few more minutes.

Make sure beans are cooked well, and veggies are not soggy.

Serve as a side dish, or as main viand with rice.

The combination of the sayote and corn lends some sweetness to the dish, making this more appetizing for little ones to enjoy their veggies.

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