Green Pigeon Peas Soup

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Another Bajan favourite, you can add all other ground foods to this recipe if you want too.

Bajan Green Pigeon Peas Soup is made mainly of green peas and other ground provisions like sweet potatoes, yams, and eddoes.

In Barbados, many households make this Green Pigeon Peas Soup and the chicken soup recipe regular.

Barbados enjoys many different kinds of soup while the Jamaican split pea soup is very popular in Jamaica.


1½ lb green peas
2½ lb salt meat (soaked & scald)
2 – 4 cups of coconut milk optional not a must
8 – 10 cups of water
½ – 1 lb dumplings
3 – 3 lbs ground provisions 9 sweet potatoes, yam, tannia eddoe, etc)
1 large onion sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 sprigs chive and thyme
3 seasoning peppers chopped
8 – 10 whole cloves or ¼ tsp ground clove
Salt and pepper to taste


Clean peas and boil with meat, cloves, and coconut milk till peas is tender.

Prepare vegetables and add to pot with other ingredients.

Cook on low heat till done. Add more water if necessary.

Recipe Submitted by Good Old Bajan Cooking Group.

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