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Coconutty Caribbean Soup

Coconutty Caribbean Soup

with Sweet Potato and Kidney Beans

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Poudre de Colombo is a spice mix that has its origins in Sri Lanka but is much beloved by cooks in the French Caribbean islands. It adds an unmistakably sunny vibe to anything you add it to, including tonight's soup! With kidney beans and plenty of veggies in a delicious coconutty broth, it's a true taste of sunshine. Enjoy!

Allergens:MustardCelerySulphitesCereals containing gluten

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

3 unit(s)

Spring Onion

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)

Yellow Pepper

1 unit(s)


1 tin(s)

Red Kidney Beans

1 tbsp

Poudre de Colombo


½ tbsp

Dried Thyme

1 tin(s)

Chopped Tomatoes

400 tin(s)

Coconut Milk

1 unit(s)

Vegetable Stock Pot

(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)

2 unit(s)

Super Soft Tortilla with Whole Wheat

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3477 kJ
Energy (kcal)831 kcal
Fat42.0 g
of which saturates35.0 g
Carbohydrate90 g
of which sugars32.0 g
Protein21 g
Salt1.98 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Baking Tray
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Remove the root from the spring onion and thinly slice (keep the white and green parts separate). Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Halve, then remove the core from the yellow pepper and chop into roughly 2cm chunks. Zest the lime. Drain and rinse the kidney beans in a colander under running water.


Put a splash of oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add the whites of the spring onion and cook for 3 mins. Add the pepper and cook until softened slightly, 5 more mins. Add the Poudre de Colombo, the dried thyme and half the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the kidney beans and diced tomatoes. Refill your tomato tin(s) a quarter with water and pour that in too. Stir in the coconut milk and vegetable stock pot.


Season with salt and black pepper, then bring your soup to a gentle simmer. Stir to dissolve your stock pot and cook for 10-12 mins.


While your soup cooks, make the tortilla chips. Using some kitchen scissors, cut each tortilla into eight triangular shapes. We used one tortilla per person but if you want more, that's fine - you have plenty!


Place your tortilla pieces on a baking tray in a single layer and drizzle over some olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper and pop on the top shelf of your oven until golden and crunchy, 4-5 mins. TIP: Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn!


Once the soup is lovely and rich, remove it from the heat and squeeze in half the lime juice. Taste and add more if necessary. Serve your Caribbean soup sprinkled with lime zest and spring onion greens with some homebaked tortilla chips on the side. Enjoy!