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Caribbean Bean and Legume Recipes

Beans and Legumes are an important source of protein in the Caribbean and Latin diet. Try a new bean recipe or legume recipes from the Caribbean islands.

Types of Caribbean Beans
Types of beans commonly used in Caribbean food and how to buy, prepare and cook them.

Beans, Peas, and Legumes
What are the most popular peas, beans and legumes and how are they used in Caribbean cooking?

Festive Caribbean Black Beans
Festive version of cuban black beans that goes well with rice and tostones.

Doved Peas Recipe
Barbados recipe for doved peas. This is a popular Christmas side dish in Barbados.

Green Beans in Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Quick and easy cold green bean recipe that uses fresh veggies at the peak of the summer season. You can also use yellow wax beans in this dish.

Pickled White Beans
Pickled beans can be served warm or cold, however pickled beans are more flavorful if allowed to refrigerate over night.

Pink Beans - Habichuelas Rosadas
This recipe for Puerto Rican pink beans uses dried pink beans. If you're in a rush you can use canned pink beans.

Green Pigeon Pea Soup (Sopa de Gandules )
Green Pigeon Pea Soup (Sopa de Gandules) is a hearty flavorful soup to warm your body on a cold winter or rainy day.

Cuban White Bean Soup
Cuban recipe for white bean soup that combines navy beans, pork and seasonings for a hearty bean soup.

Pigeon Peas and Coconut (Gandules con Coco)
Pigeon peas and coconut originated from the Dominican Republic. It is a savory dish with a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk. It's great over white rice.

Pigeon Peas Stew (Gandules Guisados)
Pigeon Peas Stew (Gandules Guisados) is a simple, yet tasty stew to keep you warm during the winter.

Quick Beans - Habichuelas Rapiditas
Here is a quick bean recipe for when you are in a hurry or forgot to soak dried beans overnight.

Red Bean and Bell Pepper Soup
Red bean soup prepared with Cubanelle pepper and green, red, and yellow bell peppers.

Doved Peas
Doved peas is a Barbadian christmas dish. In Barbados, pigeon peas (gandules) are in season in December and doved peas is a popular holiday dish to make with them.

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