Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain

Dive into Deliciousness: Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain Bowl!

Hey foodie fam! Ready to embark on a taste adventure that’s bursting with Jamaican vibes and guilt-free goodness? Well, you’re in for a treat because we’ve got the ultimate comfort dish for you – Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain!

Jamaican Flavor Explosion

1. Vegan Twist on a Classic: Stew Peas Magic

Forget the meat – we’re all about the plant-powered joy in this stew! Our Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas trade the usual suspects for hearty red kidney beans and black beans, giving you all the richness of the original dish but with an extra dose of veggie love.

2. Green Goodness: Callaloo Vibes

Say hello to callaloo, our leafy green sidekick that not only amps up the flavor but also packs a nutritious punch. It’s like adding a green superhero to your bowl – fighting for your taste buds and your health!

Textures That Make You Go Mmm

3. Plantains – Because Why Not?

And what’s a Jamaican feast without plantains? We’ve got ’em, perfectly pan-fried to golden perfection. Sweet, savory, and crispy – they’re the trifecta of awesome that takes this bowl to a whole new level.

4. Comfort You Can Taste

Imagine each spoonful being a warm hug for your taste buds. The tender stew peas, nutrient-packed callaloo, and the caramelized plantains create a flavor fiesta that’ll make you close your eyes and savor the moment. Oh and add some avocado or “pear” as we call it in Jamaica.

Guilt-Free Foodie Pleasure

5. Daniel Fast Warriors, We Got You!

If you’re on that Daniel Fast journey, our Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain Bowl is your go-to meal. Dive into the deliciousness without compromising on your commitment to plant-based awesomeness.

6. Meatless Month Marvel

Doing the meatless month dance? You’re in for a treat! This bowl is your flavorful companion on this veggie adventure. Deliciousness without the meaty baggage – that’s how we roll.

Cook It Up in Your Kitchen

7. Easy-Peasy Ingredients

No need for a fancy grocery list – we’re keeping it real with ingredients you can find anywhere. Making epic meals shouldn’t require a treasure hunt, right?

8. Cooking Fun with a Dash of Love

We’ve got your back with a step-by-step recipe that’s as easy as pie. From stewing those peas to creating plantain magic, we’re here to guide you. Because making magic in the kitchen should be fun, not stressful!

Yield: 4 servings

Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain

Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain

Dive into Deliciousness: Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain Bowl!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Ingredients for Stew Peas

  • ½ cup Kitchen Basics Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can red kidney beans, with liquid
  • 1 can black beans, with liquid
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 small white potato, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs scallion, cut into thirds
  • 5 pimento seeds
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning, like adobo

Ingredients for Callaloo

  • ¼ cup Kitchen Basics Vegetable Stock
  • 1 can Callaloo drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • ½ small yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 tbsp plant based butter
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic pepper
  • ½ tsp all purpose seasoning of choice

Ingredients for plantain

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 overripe plantains

Other ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe avocado to serve


Directions for Stew Peas:

  1. To a heavy bottom pan with tight fitting lid, heat olive oil on medium heat 
  2. Saute onions and bell peppers until fragrant, about 2 minutes, then add garlic paste
  3. Add red beans and black beans with liquid and mix together 
  4. Add coconut milk and vegetable stock and mix well to combine 
  5. Add seasoning blend, thyme and scallion 
  6. Add potatoes and pimento seeds 
  7. Cover mixture and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes 
  8. Once stew peas begins to thicken, turn heat to medium low and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning the beans

Directions for Callaloo:

  1. In a medium non stick pan on medium heat, saute bell peppers, with onion and tomato until fragrant, about 1 minute 
  2. Next, add drained callaloo and mix together to combine 
  3. Season and add vegetable stock and thyme then  cover to steam for 10 minutes 

Directions for Plantains: 

  1. Heat a large non stick skillet on medium heat with coconut oil until it’s melted 
  2. Add plantain slices to the pan, ensuring they are not touching 
  3. Sear on each side until golden  brown for about 2-3 minutes per side, keeping a close eye to ensure it doesn’t burn 
  4. Remove from pan once both sides are brown and drain on paper towels 

Directions to serve: 

  1. In a bowl, serve stew peas with callaloo and plantains topped with fresh avocado slices 
  2. Serve with white or brown rice if desired 

Get Ready to Feast

So, there you have it – Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas with Callaloo and Plantain Bowl, your ticket to a flavor-packed, guilt-free feast. Whether you’re on a foodie adventure or a mission for plant-powered joy, this bowl is your delicious companion. Get ready to dive in, savor the goodness, and enjoy every bite of this Jamaican delight!



  1. Angela Clarke
    January 17, 2024 / 7:05 pm

    I absolutely love that you have this. As a Jamaican stew peas is my favorite dish! I’m truly looking forward to trying this dish out. Thank you for your creation!

    • natasha
      January 17, 2024 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks for the love, Angela! It’s just what the doctor ordered during the fast. Great flavors. No meat was missed.

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