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Easy Jamaican Red Peas Soup

What Is Red Peas Soup?

This is my vegan and gluten-free version of Jamaican red peas soup. Red peas soup is traditionally cooked with salt beef, salted pig’s tail, or chicken feet. Like my Jamaican Stew Peas, this red pea soup has lots of flavors that you won’t even miss the meat.

To boost the flavor, I added 2 vegetable bouillon cubes, you can substitute with your favorite bouillon cube or chicken-style seasoning or leave it out and just flavor with salt.

Traditionally we add a Scotch bonnet pepper, this pepper can be found in West Indian supermarkets or you can substitute with cayenne pepper.

rod peas soup being soaked in water for red peas soup

How To Make Red Peas Soup?

  1. Sort beans and soak beans in a large pot or bowl of cold water overnight or for 8 hours. The following morning discard water and rinse beans.
  2. Add 10 cups of water and bring to boil on medium-high in a large pot, reduce heat to simmer, and cook beans until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  3. Add chopped onion, garlic, green onions, thyme, carrots, potatoes, yam, dumplings, coconut milk, allspice, vegetable bouillon, and Scotch bonnet pepper.
  4. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender about 30 minutes.
  5. Discard Scotch bonnet pepper before serving.

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How To Make Red Peas Soup Thick?

To make your soup thick, you can either cook the soup for longer until it thickens, You can also remove a cup of soup with beans and potato, using a handheld to process until thick, stir into the remaining soup and stir.

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 257 kcal / 1074 kJ
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Carbs: 37 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 50 min
  • For:
  • 8 Servings

Ingredients

For The Soup

Dumplings

Instructions

For The Soup

  1. Sort and wash beans, soak in cold water overnight in a large pot or bowl for at least 8 hours.
  2. The following day, discard water and rinse beans, place them in a large saucepan with 10 cups of water and bring to boil, lower heat to simmer until tender for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Add chopped onion, garlic, green onions, thyme, carrots, potatoes, yam, dumplings, coconut milk, allspice, vegetable bouillon, and Scotch bonnet pepper.
  4. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender about 30 minutes. Discard Scotch bonnet pepper before serving.

For The Dumplings

  1. Place flour and salt in a bowl. Add water and mix to make a stiff dough. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into the palm of hands to make long thin dumplings. Drop into simmering stew.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.