Comforting African Peanut Soup

Comforting African Peanut Soup

Soup might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about how to use peanut butter -- but it's actually a delicious and hearty ingredient for a comforting stew like this African Peanut Soup. Enjoyed for centuries in African countries, there are many variations, so feel free to riff on it based on what's in your fridge!  

African Peanut Soup Ingredients

  • 6 medium carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 small sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 lbs/4 cups of tomatoes
  • 1 big onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 5.5oz of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Yumbutter Peanut Butter
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili paste or chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon of crushed peanuts and 1 teaspoon of finely chopped parsley to top
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock

African Peanut Soup Instructions

In a big pot, add oil and onion and sauté the onion for a minute or so. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, sweet potatoes then add roughly chopped carrots and cook for a couple of minutes.

Add in the tomatoes and all the ground spices, along with the salt and pepper. Add vegetable stock and give it a stir. Add Yumbutter Peanut Butter and coconut milk and then blend it in the blender or using a hand/immersion blender. Serve hot in a bowl. Top it up with crushed peanuts, red chili flakes, and finely chopped parsley.

Want to see how we made this soup? Check out the video on Instagram!

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