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Vegetarian Callaloo

Inspired by: Healthier Steps


  • 2 cups callaloo, chopped and tightly packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green onions, chopped
  • 1 sprigs thyme
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet pepper, whole or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoons water


  • Peel outer membrane of each stalk of callaloo and remove outer old leaves.
  • Put callaloo in a bowl and cover with cold water.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and set aside while preparing remaining vegetables.
  • Discard water then rinse with water and drain. Chop callaloo.
  • In a large pot put an oil,onion, garlic, spring onion, thyme, tomato, and scotch bonnet pepper on medium heat, saute; until onion is translucent.
  • Add callaloo and water, allow to simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Serve.

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