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Ginataang Kalabasa

Vegan Ginataang Kalabasa (Squash with Coconut Milk) is an easy Filipino vegetable dish that is so healthy, heartwarming and delicious! This vegetarian soup is best served with steamed rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Lainey


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 2 cups kalabasa kabocha squash, 1-inch cubes
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 1 can pure coconut milk*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup moringa or spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • pinch of pepper


  • Heat a nonstick pot over medium heat and add oil.  
  • Add the onion, garlic and cook until transparent or for about 1 minute.
  • Then add ginger and cook until fragrant, add the kalabasa squash and cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add 3 cups of water and cover until it boils. (Keep in eye on it, you might have to add up to 1 cup of water if the water starts to evaporates) 
  • Next add coconut milk or cream, salt, and allow it to simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add moringa leaves, green onions, and mix until just combined. 
  • Season with salt and a pinch of pepper and serve with steamed rice.


*If you want a more creamy dish use coconut cream


Serving: 1g | Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 2382mg | Potassium: 1743mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3414IU | Vitamin C: 567mg | Calcium: 1200mg | Iron: 4mg
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