Easy Caribbean Recipes (2024)

Home / Types / Caribbean Recipes

Jump to Video

Author: Imma

Caribbean cuisine is an incredible blending of tropical flavors and multicultural influences that have been enhanced over centuries. Food in the Caribbean is based on mostly African, Spanish, Chinese, and East Indian flavors but generally are crossovers of the cuisines from the rest of the world.

Easy Caribbean Recipes (1)

Here I share with you some of my favorite Caribbean recipes that are savory, sweet, enticing, and oh-so-delicious! Try them and experience the Caribbean Islands breeze without leaving your home!

Contents…

1. Caribbean Rice and Beans
2. Caribbean Coleslaw
3. Jamaican Meat Pies
4. Jamaican Curry Goat
5. Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken
6. Cornmeal Pone
7. Callaloo Jamaican Style
8. Jamaican Carrot Juice
9. Trinidad Chicken Roti
10. Trinidad Macaroni Pie
11. Tropical Sangria

1. Caribbean Rice and Beans

Easy Caribbean Recipes (2)

Seasoned with garlic and onions and creole spice. Infused with bay leaves, thyme, scotch bonnet, and coconut milk. It is sometimes referred to as rice and peas if made with pigeon peas or yellow peas. This is very simple, easy, cheap and nutritious dish to make that goes with everything.

Caribbean Rice and Beans

Seasoned with garlic, onions, and Creole spice, then infused with bay leaves, thyme, Scotch bonnet, and coconut milk. True Caribbean comfort food for the soul.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (3)

2. Caribbean Coleslaw

Easy Caribbean Recipes (4)

Caribbean Cole Slaw- Here’s a Mayo-Free Coleslaw. This Caribbean Coleslaw is crisp and refreshing with some mango, jalapenos, and Caribbean sauce thrown in the mix. And for my sweet peeps -honey. A perfect balance of tangy and sweet. Great way to welcome spring.

Caribbean Coleslaw

Caribbean Cole Slaw-A Mayo-Free Coleslaw – Light, Fruity , Sweet and Refreshingly Good! Makes the perfect no-cook side dish. Add your favorite protein and make it a meal!

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (5)

3. Jamaican Meat Pies

Easy Caribbean Recipes (6)

Spicy flavorful beef stuffed in an amazing, super easy buttery dough. This addictive pastry would be great for any celebration because you can make them ahead of time and frozen till the day of the event. Comes together quickly and flies off the table. Simply Delicious!

Jamaican Beef Patty

Spicy, flavorful beef stuffed in an amazing, super easy buttery dough. They come together quickly and fly off the table even faster. Simply delicious comfort food!

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (7)

4. Jamaican Curry Goat

Easy Caribbean Recipes (8)

Insanely delicious slow-cooked Jamaican spiced curry that is full of flavor and tender to the bone! This is one of my favorite Jamaican dishes. Never seem to get enough off. Chunky pieces of goat are slowly simmered in an aromatic blend of earthy spices. An absolute must-try for any goat lover or not!

Jamaican Curry Goat

Jamaican Curry Goat – insanely delicious slow cooked Jamaican Spiced Curry that is full of flavour and tender to the bone! An absolutely must-make Jamaican food! So easy to make with minimal prep.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (9)

5. Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Easy Caribbean Recipes (10)

An incredibly rich-in-flavor all-time Jamaican classic- Jamaican Brown Chicken Sauce right in your slow cooker. It’s a flavorful traditional Jamaican dish that is usually served with rice and beans. The chicken and vegetables are slow braised so they are tender and flavorful!

Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken An incredibly rich-in-flavor all time Jamaican classic- Jamaican Brown Chicken Sauce right in your slow cooker.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (11)

6. Cornmeal Pone

Easy Caribbean Recipes (12)

An easy, yet indulgent Caribbean Dessert made with Cornmeal and topped with coconut sauce baked until the top is bubbly. Moist, Decadent, and Simply Delicious! Go grab a spoon and experience the sunnier climes in the Tropics!

Cornmeal Pudding Pone

Easyyet indulgent Caribbean Dessert made with Cornmeal and topped with coconut sauce baked until the the top is bubbly. One bite and you are in the tropics , Moist, Decadent and Simple Delicious!

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (13)

7. Callaloo Jamaican Style

Easy Caribbean Recipes (14)

Callaloo is a popular Caribbean dish served in different variants across the Caribbean. Now here it is prepared- Jamaican style, slightly steamed, quick, easy. Spiced up with thyme, garlic, and smoked paprika- Simple. And simply delicious! Convenient for a weeknight meal.

Callaloo Recipe

A vibrant, healthy, and fresh way of cooking green leafy vegetables. This quick, easy, and delicious recipe is a great way to get healthy greens on the table with no complaints

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (15)

8. Jamaican Carrot Juice

Jamaican Carrot Juice – Not your ordinary Carrot Juice. It’s delightfully, creamy, nutty, and sure to please. Can be made vegan and paleo, too!

Jamaican Carrot Juice

Jamaican Carrot Juice is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill carrot juice. It's adelightfully sweet beveragemade creamy with evaporated milk and kicked up on the flavor scale with drool-worthyisland spices. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a co*cktail.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (17)

9. Trinidad Chicken Roti

Easy Caribbean Recipes (18)

You haven’t lived till you try this super flavorful chicken.Big on flavor, rich in spices, chickpeas, and potatoes.Guaranteed to please!

Chicken Roti

Trinidad Chicken Roti- An incredible chicken meal that would excite your taste buds. Rich in spices, chickpeas and potato-So easy to make and comes together quickly.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (19)

10. Trinidad Macaroni Pie

Easy Caribbean Recipes (20)

Baked Mac and Cheese the Caribbean way with tons of flavor. The allure is the spice combination, hot pepper, onions, garlic, thyme, and creole spice. It all comes together for the ultimate comfort food, such a perfect treat!

Trinidad Macaroni Pie

This is baked mac and cheese the Caribbean Way, with loads of flavor. Add a little spice to your life, my friend. Comfort food has never tasted so good!

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (21)

11. Tropical Sangria

Easy Caribbean Recipes (22)

This tropical-inspired sangria is quite sweet. The guava, pineapple, and passion fruit sweeten the sangria up, so no additional sugar is really needed. It’s simply a really good fruity drink and is also great for non-alcoholics too- without the alcohol.

Tropical Sangria

Tropical Sangria– A refreshing blend of pineapple, papaya, guava juice, and fruits, infused with Moscato and rum.

Check out this recipe

Easy Caribbean Recipes (23)

Did I miss anything? Which one is your favorite Caribbean recipe? Let me know in the comment section. Enjoy!

Reader Interactions

Leave a Review

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments & Reviews
  1. Yves Giroux says

    My son worked in Trinidad over the summer and had been going on about how he missed “doubles”. So this morning I set about making your recipe for him. He swears they taste absolutely authentic and I must say they are fabulous. So rich and spicy but not hot. The shells are wonderfully chewy and moist and your mango chutney really livens them up. This was my first time on your site and I immediately signed up. Can’t wait to try more recipes.

    Reply

    • Imma says

      Awesome! Welcome to the Immaculatebites family, Yves 🙂 !

      Reply

  2. Harry says

    Outstanding Recipes ,I love the Carribian Kitchen since we where in Jamaika.These Recipes are the best that I ever Cooked.Easy and delightful. Thank you and Please,go on….

    Reply

  3. bertha says

    Hi new to your site. Looking for your curry season, I usually buy already prepare but would like to try yours. Thank you

    Reply

    • ImmaculateBites says

      Hi Bertha! Great to have you here 🙂 ! Check out my homemade curry seasoning here

      Happy Cooking!

      Reply

  4. Celeste says

    My son just married an American who had her first taste of bajan/ Caribbean food and wants more! He asked for recipes and couldn’t under my..” a little bit of this, and a lot of that” so I scoured the internet to find him suitable recipes to try and came across your site. Your recipes are the closes I found to describe a “little bit of this and a lot of that”. There are a lot of receipt here that I haven’t tried so I’m going to go through every one of them. Thank you so much for your dedication to food and the knowledge you pass on freely. I can’t wait until my next Caribbean theme party! Do you do deserts as well?

    Reply

    • imma africanbites says

      Glad to have you here on the blog. Can’t wait for you to try my recipes. As for the dessert, perhaps you can try this Cornmeal Pone first >>> https://www.africanbites.com/cornmeal-pone/ Enjoy!

      Reply

  5. Ali says

    Please send me a copy of your recipes, especially the Brown Stew Chicken in the slow cooker. The links seem to no longer work.

    Reply

    • imma africanbites says

      Hi Ali. Please see the recipe here >>> https://www.africanbites.com/slow-cooker-jamaican-brown-stew-chicken/

      Reply

  6. Bea Robinson says

    Hi I love your recipes I am West Indian I found u on Pinterest so many great recipes I wish I had a magazine

    Reply

    • imma africanbites says

      Welcome to the blog, Bea! Hope you’d give them a try. Happy browsing.

      Reply

  7. Tommy edwards says

    Do u have any free magazine to send out.

    Reply

    • ImmaculateBites says

      Hi Tommy it’s a collection of recipes. Let me know if you want a copy.

      Reply

  8. Sonja says

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe site. Just found it. I am Jamaican, married to a German. We have been back to Jamaican numerous times and my husband loves the food. Living in Jamaica I didn’t have to do anything as we had maids. Coming to live in the USA I had to learn to do laundry and cook. I love to cook! I will do some of your recipes here – first shrimp creole then smothered chicken ….. plus others. Shrimp defrosting. I need recipes that are vegan and gluton free for my nephew. I can eliminate butter in most recipes. My husband always claim “How much do you expect me to eat”. Now he will die with your recipes.

    Reply

    • ImmaculateBites says

      Hi Sonja, thanks for stopping by. You are in for a treat here . Don’t know how hubby is going to handle all the food.Happy Cooking !!

      Reply

  9. Rebecca says

    Super excited to find your recipes on Pinterest. We travel to Jamaica annually and love the food (as well as the people). We’ve made jerk chicken and peas and rice numerous times but we’re going to a whole new level with some of these recipes. I’m off to the store now to get the ingredients for the Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken. Thanks so much and keep up the good work! Cheers!

    Reply

    • ImmaculateBites says

      So glad to hear this Rebecca! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me. Cheers!

      Reply

  10. Marie says

    As always, a real pleasure to follow your recipes dear Sister ImmaculatesBites! Awesome ! Keep up the good work dear.

    Marie

    Reply

  11. Victoria says

    I love d food displayed on facebook n I wish to learn from u.Thanks

    Reply

    • ImmaculateBites says

      Thanks Victoria! You certainly can. These are super easy to make

      Reply

  12. Shanel CHedy says

    I am interested in this collection .

    Reply

  13. Teri Giese says

    Girl!This collection is FANTASTIC!!Saturday night,dud night for recipes!!Read thru the 400 or so,and was ecstatic and so excited to try every recipe!Thanks for the inspiration!(the duds ,meaning going thru my Bloglovin feed and email subscriptions).Am a maniac

    Reply

  14. cathy talmadge says

    Loiks wonderful but I’m not seeing an orange juice quantity. What is ratio of orang to lime that you use?

    Reply

Easy Caribbean Recipes (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Last Updated:

Views: 6139

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (48 voted)

Reviews: 87% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Birthday: 1996-12-09

Address: Apt. 141 1406 Mitch Summit, New Teganshire, UT 82655-0699

Phone: +2296092334654

Job: Technology Architect

Hobby: Snowboarding, Scouting, Foreign language learning, Dowsing, Baton twirling, Sculpting, Cabaret

Introduction: My name is Francesca Jacobs Ret, I am a innocent, super, beautiful, charming, lucky, gentle, clever person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.