Caribbean Calabaza Soup

Vickie Parks


This Caribbean vegetarian soup recipe is quite different than the other recipes with similar titles that are already posted on various other sites. Calabaza (also called calabash) is a tropical squash with a slightly sweet flavor and firm texture, similar to the taste and texture of butternut or acorn squash.

The photo I posted isn't very good, I'm quite lacking in photography skills. I'm not even sure if you can tell it's soup inside the pot.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    calabaza (calabash) squash, peeled and seeded (substitutes are butternut squash or acorn squash)
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 6
    thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    fenugreek seeds
  • ` large
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup
    coconut milk
  • 6 cups
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili pepper (or to taste)

How to Make Caribbean Calabaza Soup


  1. Place squash, bell pepper, garlic, scallions, thyme, allspice, cumin, genugreek, tomatoes, coconut milk and water in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Let simmer 1 hour over low heat. Strain the liquid into a bowl, and allow the solids to cool. Puree the cooled solids until smooth.
  2. Return the puree to the stockpot, and add the strained liquid. Simmer, uncovered, until it's reduced to a thick (almost syrupy) consistency.
  3. Add the salt, pepper and chili pepper while the soup is simmering. Ladle into bowls, and serve hot.

Printable Recipe Card

About Caribbean Calabaza Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

Leave a Comment

18 Delicious Ways To Eat More Cabbage This Year Recipe

18 Delicious Ways to Eat More Cabbage This Year

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Did you know that cabbage is the ultimate weight-loss food?! Only about 15 calories in one dress it up however you want (cough WITH THESE REALLY GOOD CABBAGE RECIPES...

Simple Soup Recipes To Satisfy Your Craving

Simple Soup Recipes to Satisfy Your Craving

Kitchen Crew

Soup season is here! There's nothing more comforting to me than soup on a cold day. Besides being economical, they are easy to make, great for lunch or dinner and...

15 Stew Recipes For Those Cold Wintery Days

15 Stew Recipes for Those Cold Wintery Days

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Brrrr it’s cold out there! We vote you stay in, light the fire and heat up the kitchen with these delicious stew recipes that are sure to warm you right...