Trinidadian Callaloo Soup

Trinidadian Callaloo Soup

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Trini 11

"This is made with callaloo leaves in the West Indies, but in Canada we often have to use spinach leaves, which is just as tasty."
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1 h 5 m servings 112 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until fat begins to render, about 2 minutes; stir in onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir mixture until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour water into bacon mixture; stir in okra and spinach. Bring soup to a simmer; cook for 30 minutes. Season with hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Blend soup until smooth using an immersion blender. Alternatively, pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.
  4. Return soup to a simmer in saucepan over low heat; stir in crab. Simmer until crab is heated through, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Chicken broth can be substituted for water; 2 slices of smoked ham can be substituted for bacon.
  • This can be spiced up with Caribbean green seasoning and more hot sauce.
  • I have made this soup with lots of fresh spinach, and added a zucchini.


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This was tasty. Had a very strong veggie flavor which I liked. It is very thick so some extra stock might be needed. I did need more hot sauce..Do add the crab.I tried it with and without and it...

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