Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña (Caribbean Pink Beans)

Check out this Dominican inspired, Simple Cooking with Heart dish featuring pink beans called Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña, which means Caribbean Pink Beans. Beans are one of the most economical and nutritious protein foods around. And dried beans cost just pennies per pound -- a terrific and versatile food to always have in your heart healthy pantry.

Nutrition Facts

Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña (Caribbean Pink Beans)


218 Per Serving


22g Per Serving


4g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 218
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 235 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 22 g


Servings  16  

  • 1 lb. pink beans (you can substitute pinto or light red kidney beans, but you will need to increase cooking time of the beans by 15-30 minutes)
  • 8 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro OR
  • 2 tsp. dried cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley OR
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 28 oz. canned, crushed, no-salt-added tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 small white onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 tsp. jarred, minced garlic


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  1. Rinse and sort beans, removing any rocks. Soak the beans per package instructions overnight.
  2. Drain beans and return to large pot with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat, let cook for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally until beans are soft.
  3. Add cilantro, parsley, tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic and cook 20 minutes more.
  4. Serve with brown rice for meal or as a side to another dish.
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