Caribbean Pepper Pot Soup

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

A nicely spiced vegetable soup that is hearty enough to be a meal. It has an island flavor from the coconut that is slightly sweet with just a touch of herbs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onions in oil in a skillet until tender.
  2. Place onions in crockpot along with garlic, ginger, chili powder, scotch bonnet, coriander, celery seeds, salt, pepper, sugar, squash (or carrots), kidney beans, tomatoes and stock.
  3. Stir to mix well.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Add coconut milk and stir well.
  6. Set crockpot to high and cook for 15-20 minutes more.
  7. Garnish with cilantro before serving.


Most Helpful

Must echo justcallmetoni: hot, hot hot! A few changes: I used sweet potato instead of squash and made this on the stovetop, simmering, covered, for about an hour. I only added the kidney beans towards the end of the cooking time so they wouldn't get mushy (personal preference!). I used one seeded and minced fresh red habanero pepper, and omitted the chili powder since I only have the extra hot variety. I'm very glad that I did, since the one habanero was enough to make this so, very, very, hot indeed! Next time I'll definitely use only half a habanero or choose a milder pepper - but there will absolutely be a next time as the sweet/spicy/tomatoey/creamy combo is one of my favourites! Thank you Sue!

stormylee November 15, 2011

Hot, hot, hot. I was bold enough to prepare this soup using a red jalapeno for the habanero with the seeds intact. Talk about fiery. The coconut milk was the perfect balance and much needed. The soup was delicious and I enjoyed the little bites of flavor from the seeds in the sauce. (Make sure you stir so they are distributed.) I did reduce the broth to three cups as it seemed enough as I was filling the slow cooker and think it was the right decision for me. Next time I might even add an extra can of beans to make this a little more filling. Thanks!

justcallmetoni September 15, 2008

Very good, but spicy...its definitely warms you up. Next time I will probably only use half a habanero pepper. I subbed garbanzo beans instead of kidneys which was a good choice.

Alli15 December 05, 2007

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