Caribbean Red Bean Soup


I ruin everything I touch.


At least all living things.


Why did I think I could have house plants? Why? I’ve no experience with horticulture. I can barely keep myself alive.


Everywhere I go, I see succulents and cacti. They are all the rage, as the kids like to say. For a while, I stuck with little fake ones. Joanna Gaines’ Target collection has been really inspirational to my living room. Somewhere along the way I got cocky. Fake succulents are kewl and all, but wouldn’t real ones really spice up this townhouse of ours? I dived in head first. I got a perfect little succulent and a yellow cactus man that looked similar to a prickly lollipop. I had this vision of creating a lil cactus oasis, so I planted them together in hopes they would be the best of friends and keep each other company. Apparently this is not OK? Dead within days. I even bought cactus soil! Next, I planted another succulent in an old candle holder. This one also died within days, but likely because I did not get out all of the candle wax due to my severe laziness?


I asked Garrett what other things I ruin when I touch them and he said lives. Not untrue.


Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cans of kidney beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of ginger, minced
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tbsp. of agave
  • 1/2 tsp. of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. of allspice
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Green onion, for serving
  • Avocado, for serving

How to:

  • Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add carrots + peppers, cook another 3 minutes
  • Add garlic + ginger + S+P< cook another 1-2 minutes
  • Add beans + coconut milk + tomatoes + lime juice + agave + oregano + allspice + S+P + about 2 cups of water, bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes, taste + adjust seasoning
  • Turn off heat + remove pot from heat
  • Using an immersion blender, blend up alllllll that goodness until smooth + creamy
  • Serve hot with green onion + avocado


Idea from here!


9 thoughts on “Caribbean Red Bean Soup

  1. Linda says:

    I stick with the fake stuff…no watering and no upkeep – keeping it very simple! I think you should do the same – LOL πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ By the way the soup sounds yummy! πŸ™‚


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