Cuban Green Soup

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 11th
  • Ready In31m
  • Servings8
  • Calories372

This is a great recipe from Tampa, where I loved the Cuban restaurants. I had this soup in several restaurants before I found the recipe! If you have a small army to feed, you may add a few potatoes and stalks of celery. I have never done that even when serving for several teenage boys!! This soup freezes well.

Cuban Green Soup Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cuban Green Soup for 8 servings:

  • 2 ounces salt pork, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 (15 ounce) cans navy beans, with juice
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen turnip greens with turnip pieces

Cuban Green Soup Cooking Instructions

  • Prep1m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In31m

To cook Cuban Green Soup, you need about 1 minute of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cuban Green Soup is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Cuban Green Soup within 31 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cuban Green Soup easily:

  1. 1 Place a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Fry the salt pork for a few minutes to release some liquid. Add onion, and saute until translucent. Stir in the navy beans and turnip greens. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with home made pepper vinegar and a side of cornbread for restaurant-style dining.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 372 calories; 7 grams of fat; 57.8 grams of carbohydrates; 22.1 grams of protein; 6 milligrams of cholesterol; 1290 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 24th 2016

    I left a star off this very good soup because I believe the author may have forgotten an ingredient. To make this soup thin and look like the picture, I added two cups chicken stock and one ...

  2. Mar 11th 2010

    I had to make a few modifications. I started with dried Navy beans. After I soaked them I rinsed and drained them. I needed liquid so I added a pint of homemade chicken stock. I couldn't ...

  3. Apr 7th 2008

    I followed the recipe to a tee and it was delish! Very comforting. Thanks.

  4. Oct 18th 2007

    Not having any salt pork, I kind of improvised a bit. I added some crushed garlic, a diced hot pepper, and sliced turkey bacon in with the onion. Then I made a broth of diced tomatoes and wa ...

  5. Nov 21st 2005

    Absolutely fantastic! A simple, filling comfort food. I am a Spanish teacher and am bringing this to food day tomorrow for my students.

  6. Oct 24th 2004

    I tried this recipe and have made it for friends several times. They always ask for the recipe. It's my favorite winter soup.

  7. Jun 28th 2004

    Sharron; Glad to hear you like our soup. However, here in Tampa and down on the island it is Collard Green soup or Garbonzo bean soup (in English). If you like your recipe, I think you ...

  8. Oct 21st 2003

    I accidentally bought frozen spinach instead of the turnip greens but it was still fabulous! I also left out the pork for personal preference and didn't miss it at all!

  9. Oct 14th 2002

    Last night was our first freeze of the year, and myhusband said this soup was perfect for lunch. It isa very hearty, filling, warming soup. I had dried navybeans and fresh turnip green ...