How To Make Jamaican Red Peas Soup?

You know you are a Jamaican if you have red peas soup on a Friday or Saturday for dinner.

It is a traditional Jamaican special that’s always on the menu on a weekend.

However, like everything else, times have changed, and one can now enjoy a good bowl of red peas soup anytime of the day or week.

Now, if you want to learn how to make this delight, just read below:


For 8 Person(s)


16 cup(s) water

3 cup(s) red peas, soaked

1 large ham bone

3 clove(s) garlic, crushed

4 whole pimento berries

1 pound(s) yellow yam, peeled and sliced

1 pound(s) cocoyam, peeled and sliced

1 pound(s) sweet potato, sliced

1 small breadfruit, sliced (optional)

1 packet(s) Coconut Milk Powder


2 tablespoon(s) celery

2 stalk(s) escallion, crushed

1 sprig(s) thyme

1 whole scotch bonnet pepper

1 packet(s) Soup Mix

Ham Bone Red Peas Soup Directions

Put water to boil in a large pot.  Add red peas, ham bone, garlic and pimento berries and boil for about 40 minutes or until the peas becomes tender.

Add the yellow yam, cocoyam, potatoes, and breadfruit, if it is used.

Mix in the Coconut Milk Powder, then shape and add the spinners.

Fold in the celery, crushed escallion, thyme, whole scotch bonnet pepper and Cock Soup Mix.  Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! click

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

Do you want to add feedback to this story?

Please add a comment in the box below or send an email to,  Call us at 646-874-7976 SUBSCRIBE CLICK