About the Dish:
Callaloo Soup is a delicious and nutritious Caribbean dish. It is made with callaloo leaves, which are similar to spinach, and blended with flavorful spices and vegetables. This soup is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to any meal. The callaloo leaves provide a rich, leafy green taste, while the spices add a savory and tangy flavor. This soup is perfect for those looking for a comforting and satisfying meal that is also good for their health. Serve it with some warm bread or rice for a complete and hearty meal.
|Callaloo leaves||2 cups|
|Onion||1 medium, diced|
|Ginger||1 tablespoon, grated|
|Garlic||4 cloves, minced|
|Carrots||2 medium, diced|
|Potatoes||2 medium, diced|
|Coconut milk||1 can (400ml)|
|Vegetable broth||4 cups|
|Black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
- Step 1: In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, grated ginger, and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the ginger and garlic release their aroma.
- Step 2: Add the diced carrots and potatoes to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will help to soften the vegetables and enhance their flavor.
- Step 3: Pour in the vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots and potatoes are tender.
- Step 4: Add the callaloo leaves to the pot and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. The leaves will wilt and blend into the soup, adding their unique flavor and nutrients.
- Step 5: Stir in the coconut milk, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Allow the soup to simmer for another 5 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
- Step 6: Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool slightly. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend the soup until smooth and creamy.
- Step 7: Return the pot to the heat and warm the soup for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Step 8: Serve the callaloo soup hot and garnish with some fresh thyme leaves. Enjoy!