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A bowl of ginataang kalabasa at sitaw with added shrimps

A Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw Recipe That’s Light and Rich in Every Bite

It is important to incorporate healthy meals into your daily life in order to build good eating habits for the whole family. Ginataang kalabasa is a humble dish at first glance, but it’s also a nutritious meal of vegetables that even the kids will enjoy. The subtle sweetness of the squash (kalabasa) paired with string beans (sitaw) and creamy coconut milk will make you want to add this ginataang kalabasa at sitaw into your regular weekly rotation.

This recipe is made even simpler and more nutritious by using the Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix, which is packed with calcium to promote bone health. Adding shrimp to this classic recipe provides an extra protein boost and makes this recipe a complete meal even on its own. Enjoy it as is, or with a steaming bowl of fluffy white rice. Read on to learn how to cook ginataang kalabasa at sitaw at home.

Ingredients for Ginataang Kalabasa Recipe

  • 70 g shrimp
  • 1 (45 g) pack Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ kg kalabasa, cubed
  • 200 g sitaw, cut into 3-inch pieces

How to Cook Ginataang Kalabasa

Step 1

Clean the shrimps with a sharp paring knife. Remove the head, peel off shell, and remove the intestines at the back of each shrimp.

Step 2

Prepare your coconut mix by combining the Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix and water.

Step 3

In a large pot over medium heat, pour in oil, then add garlic and onions. Cook until lightly browned. Add kalabasa and the prepared coconut mix. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add sitaw and cleaned shrimps. Simmer until vegetables are completely cooked. 

Step 4

Serve hot, and enjoy this ginataang kalabasa at sitaw dish with the whole family!

Tip: You may opt to boil the kalabasa separately with Knorr Chicken Cubes to enhance its flavor. Just add the cooked kalabasa to the dish in the last five minutes of cooking. In this case, your kalabasa will retain its texture and will not end up mashed with the other ingredients.

Try this recipe if you are looking for an easy and delicious recipe to add to your weeknight dinners. Pair this nourishing dish with a bowl of rice, or even enjoy it on its own! It is simple enough to make even during a busy work week.

Now you know that flavorsome gata makes the vegetables taste even better. So, make this nutritious ginataang kalabasa dish for your family today! And don’t forget to serve it with iron-rich chicken adobo or sinigang na bangus, which is high in vitamin C.

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