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Caribbean Soups, Salads and Side Dishes

In the tropics a light salad and dressing, soup course, or small side dish is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather. With the year round availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, the Caribbean offers an abundance of recipes.

Caribbean Salads
The best Caribbean salad recipes from About Latin Caribbean Food.

Potato Waldorf Salad - White Salad
Potato salad meets Waldorf salad. Recipe for a delicious potato salad with apples, celery, peas, and onions.

Seven Meats Sancocho
This recipe for Seven Meats Sancocho is an elaborate Dominican sancocho served on special occasions.

Pepperpot Soup
Recipe for pepperpot soup that is heavy on the vegetables with salt beef and pig's feet for flavor.

Traditional Mofongo Recipe
Here is a traditional mofongo recipe from Puerto Rico. This delicious side dish is made with fried, mashed green plantains and seasoned with garlic and pork rinds.

Caribbean Chicken Stock
Recipe for homemade chicken stock inspired by Caribbean flavors. Use this chicken broth as a base for soups and stews.

Asparagus and Serrano Ham
This Asparagus and Serrano Ham dish is traditionally made with Serrano ham, but tastes great with any thin sliced deli ham, chicken or turkey.

Cantaloupe Salad (Ensalada de Cantalupo)
Refreshing cantaloupe salad makes a refreshing summer treat or entertainment piece.

Cuban Tossed Salad
This tossed salad recipe comes from Cuba and is a simple yet delicious salad. Serve the tossed salad for a light lunch or with dinner.

Egg and Onion Salad Recipe ( Ensalada de Huevos y Cebolla)
This Layered Egg and Onion Salad recipe is a light salad made with onions, eggs, lettuce, and asparagus, which is dressed with vinaigrette and parmesan cheese.

Rum Soaked Tropical Fruit Salad
This tropical fruit salad is perfect for beginners. The preparation is easy and the dish is versatile. Also, you can make it without the rum.

Stuffed Avacado Salad (Avacado Relleno)
This stuffed avacado recipe is a nice cold dish to serve during the summer. Serve in place of a salad or as a first course.

Avocado and Tomato Salad
Ensalada de Aguacate y Tomate. Avocado and Tomato Salad is one of those light refreshing salads found throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This recipe is a classic blend of avocados, tomatoes and onions in a vinaigrette dressing.

Tuna Salad - Ensalada de Atun
This tuna salad is great for lunch or a light dinner, especially in the summer when noone wants to be in the kitchen.

Tomato Salad
This Cherry Tomato Salad is a quick and easy tomato salad. Learn how to make a simple tomato salad.

Pickled Bell Peppers
Learn how to make pickled peppers. Making your own pickled bell peppers is quick and easy.

Pumpkin and Lobster Bisque
Pumpkin and Lobster Bisque Recipe: perfect as a starter course. Calabaza (West Indian pumpkin) is found throughout the islands and there are many recipes for pumpkin soups. Caribbean flavors shine in this luscious lobster bisque recipe.

Caribbean Beef Soup
Caribbean beef soup recipe. Learn how to make an easy and delicious Caribbean beef soup and dumplings recipe.

Caribbean Cowheel Soup
Cowheel Soup Recipe. Learn how to make cowheel soup. Cow heel soup is a caribbean soup made with cowheels and vegetables.

Caribbean Tripe Soup
Caribbean Tripe Soup Recipe. Here is a recipe for making Caribbean Tripe Soup.

Ham and Split Pea Soup
Ham and split pea soup recipe - an easy ham and split pea soup recipe. Learn how to make ham and split pea soup.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is easy to make. Learn to make chicken noodle soup. Chicken and noodles make great soup. This is how to make chicken noodle soup.

Jamaican Style Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe
Recipe for a delicious chicken and rice soup with an island twist.

Soup Recipes
Even though the Caribbean is a warm tropical paradise, there is no shortage of soup recipes. Warm up on the next chilly day with one of the following Latin soup recipes from the Caribbean.

Cuban Shrimp Soup (Sopa de Camarones)
This creamy shrimp, corn, and potato soup is an excellent appetizer that goes well with any seafood meal. Or serve it as a main course.

Gallician Soup (Caldo Gellego)
Gallician soup, originally from Spain, is as much a culinary tradition of Latin Caribbean food as roast suckling pig.

Okra Stew (Quingombós Guisados)
Okra stew with a little kick. Okra originated in Africa and was brought to the Americas with the slave trade. So, it shouldn't be surprising to find Latin Caribbean dishes where okra is the start attraction.

Quick Shrimp and Tomato Stew
This shrimp and tomato stew is ready in less than 30 minutes and tastes great over white rice.

Creole Fish Stock - Caldo de Pescado
A good fish, shellfish, or seafood stew or soup starts with this flavorful savory fish stock.

Caribbean Soup Recipes - Delicious Recipes for Different Types of Caribbean...
Caribbean soup is a hearty affair. There is no thin broth and it is never served as a first course to a meal, rather, it is the meal . The main dish. Most Caribbean soups comprise of peas (preferably split peas), some sort of meat, ground provisions and dumplings . It is made thick and rich and seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme. ...

Trinidadian Callaloo
Trinidad Callaloo Recipe for Callaloo Soup. Learn how to make trinidadian callaloo. Trinidadian callaloo made easy.

Spinach Dal
easy Spinach dal recipe. Spinach dal is a spiced soup made of split peas and spinach. This is palak dal recipe.

Stir Fry Pak Choy
Here is a pak choy stir fry recipe that is a classic example of the blending of cultures in the Caribbean. Learn how to make stir fry pak choy Caribbean style.

Sauteed Spinach and Chickpeas
Sauteed spinach and chickpeas (garbanzo beans) recipe. here is a simple, yet tasty recipe for spinach and chickpeas.

Spinach Rice
Spinach rice recipe. Learn how to make spinach rice. Easy palak rice recipe. This is spinach rice pulao.

Trinidadian Callaloo Soup - How to make Trinidadian Callaloo Soup
Trinidadian Callaloo Soup - How to make Trinidadian Callaloo Soup

Callaloo
What is callaloo? Callaloo is the name used in the Caribbean to refer to spinach. It is also used to refer the same leafy green vegetable, sometimes called bhajgee (bah-gee). Learn more about callaloo.

Baked Eggs Recipe - How to Make Baked Eggs
Baked Eggs Recipe - How to Make Baked Eggs

Potato Choka Recipe - How to Make Potato Choka
Potato Choka Recipe - How to Make Potato Choka

Pan Roasted Potatoes - How to Make Pan Roasted Potatoes
Pan Roasted Potatoes - How to Make Pan Roasted Potatoes

Cutters - What are Cutters? - Cutter Bread
Cutters - What are Cutters? - Cutter Bread

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe - Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Sweet Potato Fries Recipe - Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Cassava (Yuca) Fries Recipe - How to Make Yuca Fries
Cassava (Yuca) Fries Recipe - How to Make Yuca Fries

Mashed Sweet Potato recipe - How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potato recipe - How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe - How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe - How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Caribbean Sweet Potato Pie recipe - How to Make a Caribbean Sweet Potato Pie
Caribbean Sweet Potato Pie recipe - How to Make a Caribbean Sweet Potato Pie

Potato Wedges
How to make baked potato wedges. Learn to make potato wedges. Recipe for baked potato wedges.

Aloo (Potato) Balls
Recipe for Aloo (Potato) Balls - a popular street food in the Caribbean. They are most prevelent where there is a heavy influence of Indian food.

Foo-Foo
Foo-foo defined. Foo-foo explained. Caribbean foo-foo. Learn how to make foo-foo. Learn how to eat foo-foo.

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