Last Updated on September 16, 2021 by
Caribbean Pumpkin Soup is a classic recipe, with all islands having their own variations of this Spicy Pumpkin Soup. This version is made with smoked meat, a characteristic of many of the smaller British and French Caribbean islands.
Although Jamaican Pumpkin Soup may be the most popular in the United States, due to them having the largest representation of Americans of Caribbean decent, there are many versions that are just as delicious.
Fresh Pumpkin and Scotch Bonnet Peppers are the core ingredients that every West Indian Pumpkin Soup starts with and then the interpretations on each island and of each family, can vary. Since it starts with the Scotch Bonnet, all Caribbean Pumpkin Soup variations are a Spicy Pumpkin Soup.
This soup can be Vegetarian or sometimes made with meat. Homestyle Pumpkin Soup in the Caribbean can happen several types a week. Therefore, it will vary in the type of meat, if any, is added to it for variety.