Calypso Bean


Also known as Yin/Yang bean, Calypso, is a dramatic black and white heirloom with a distinct potato flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Enjoy in soup or side dish garnished with crisp bacon, sour cream and salsa – like baked potato with a twist!

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Calypso Bean Soup Print
Serves 4

  • 1 cup dried Calypso beans
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: finely sliced green onions and jalapeno chili, chopped bacon, sour cream and tomato salsa.
  1. Sort beans and soak overnight in bowl using 3 times as much water as beans. The next morning rinse beans thoroughly with cold water.
  2. In soup pot, add beans, water, onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Add salt and pepper and serve beans with broth and garnishes.

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