Callaloo Soup


"A taste of the Caribbean. The main ingredients are callaloo leaves, or spinach, and okra. Both were originally brought from Africa in the seventeenth century. Serve piping hot with slices of avocado pear and hot bread."


servings 120 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 333 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Remove the thick stems of the callaloo leaves, chop roughly, and put into a large saucepan. Add the chicken stock, onion, beef, black pepper, shallots, thyme, chili pepper, and crab meat. Cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add the okra, and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the chili pepper. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor. Reheat, and adjust seasonings.
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  1. 12 Ratings


OMG, this soup is simply divine... no actually, it is the devil! I couldn't stop eating it, bowl after bowl after delicious, mouthwatering bowl. I finished all 6 servings in one day! Thank g...

I made this soup for a couple for was having a "romantic dinner for two" Caribbean style. They both loved this soup! I made it again for myself and husband, and we both thought it was wonderful...

I thought this was very delicious. My girls really liked it. I didn't put the okra or the crabmeat in cause I didn't have any. I added two cups of coconut milk and reduced some of the chicken ...

real callaloo has coconut milk. That is better than chicken stock. Rather than crab meat add large blue crab claws

Execellent Caribbean soup! I used frozen spinach. Instead of salt beef I used fried bacon and I used crabmeat from a can.

Never Again.... I had high expectations for this dish based on the reviews. We were very disappointed. I followed the directions exactly as written using fresh spinach, and it was awful. I w...

This was really easy to make and tasted something like the Callaloo we had on our Carribean vacation. It is very very tasty and its good for you too. If you are having a Carribean night th...

I totally modified this soup because I didn't have all the ingredients plus I am a lazy cook and it turned out great. I started with a bunch of callaloo, added 32 oz of chix stock, onion + quart...

You will need a food processor. Callaloo is a super hardy green that does not easily become soft. I put it through the blender 4 times and it was still chunky. It's a filling soup. Use a food pr...