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Caribbean Pink Beans

Caribbean Pink Beans


Caribbean Pink Beans


  • 1 pound pink beans
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 medium  plantains, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium  white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons salt


  1. Rinse and pick through the beans.
  2. Put the beans in a large pot and add 10 cups of water.
  3. Place the pot in the refrigerator and allow the beans to soak overnight.
  4. Cook the beans until they are soft.
  5. Add more water as needed while the beans are cooking.
  6. Add the plantains, tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, and salt.
  7. Continue cooking at low heat until the plantains are soft.
Option: Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 16 servings--Serving size: 1/2 cup

Each serving provides:

Calories: 133
Total fat: Less than 1 g
  • Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 205 mg
Calcium: 39 mg
Iron: 2 mg

SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

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