Caribbean Potato Soup Recipe
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Caribbean Potato Soup Recipe

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An interesting blend of veggies including okra, kale and black-eyed peas go into this bright and hearty soup. No kale on hand? Use spinach instead.—Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 3 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 1 cup frozen sliced okra
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 213 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the garlic, ginger and spices; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in broth and potato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in kale and okra. Return to a boil; cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until potato is tender. Add the milk, tomatoes, peas and lime juice; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Caribbean Potato Soup in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p35

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kbussey 180261
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I love the diverse flavors. It's not something I'd want to eat every day, but it's fun for something different."

stevennicole 192906
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"i just got back from a trip to St Lucia and missed the flavors they use. this soup is great!"

stephaniebblack 211987
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"The broth was wonderful, the powerhouse vegetables used make you feel so healthy for having eaten it. It's an all-around winner for us!"

MY REVIEW 111853
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"everyone I gave this soup to loved the many interesting flavors!!"

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