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Caribbean Potato Soup

My bright and hearty soup features an unusual blend of ingredients, including okra, kale and black-eyed peas. No kale on hand? Use spinach instead. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the garlic, ginger and spices; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 213 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Kathleen
    Jun 6, 2020

    This is a welcome and refreshing variation on sweet potato soup recipes! I added a bit of habanero powder for a hint of heat because I had handy it but chipotle or jalapeño would be suitable as well.

  • elizabeth
    Mar 28, 2020

    I added ground turkey sausage and a bit of a roasted jalapeno for a kick. It was a hit at home! Serve with garlic breadsticks to dip...yum!

  • Maria
    Sep 23, 2019

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  • kbussey
    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.

  • chaosmommy
    Jan 19, 2013

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  • stevennicole
    Jan 12, 2013

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

  • stephaniebblack
    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!

  • lippertb5
    Apr 8, 2012

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

  • dustsar
    Nov 30, 2011

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