Callaloo Jamaican Style Greens

Callaloo is a delicious leafy green that is typically eaten in Jamacian Cuisine. Much like Collard Greens or Kale, Callaloo is a fresh and healthy addition to a balaced meal.

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Servings: 8

Prep Time: 00:15

Cook Time: 00:45

Main Ingredients

1  bunch of fresh callaloo,  kale, or collard greens (about 1 1/2 pound)

3 - 4  garlic cloves minced

1  medium onion

1/2  teaspoon smoked paprika

1  sprig of fresh thyme

1  fresh tomato

1  whole scotch bonnet pepper

salt and pepper to taste


1Cut leaves and soft stems from the callaloo branches(kale or collard greens). Let them soak in a bowl of cold water for about 5-10 minutes or until finish with prep.

2Proceed to slicing the onions, mincing the garlic and dicing the tomatoes. Set aside

3Remove callaloo from water cut in chunks.

4In saucepan, add onions, garlic, thyme, stir for about a minute or more

5Add tomatoes; scotch bonnet pepper, smoked paprika. Sauté for about 2-3 more minutes.

6Finally add vegetable, salt, mix well, and steamed for about 6-8 minutes or until leaves are tender. Add a tiny bit of water as needed. Adjust seasonings and turn off the heat.

Additional Notes

Callaloo is not available everywhere. Subsitute Callaloo with a hardy leafy green of your choice. Kale, Mustard Greens and Collard Greens all work well with this recipe.

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