African Peanut Soup

This African Peanut soup with Sweet Potatoes is a perfect, comforting vegan recipe, full of sweet and nutty flavors. Enjoy it as a starter or as a light meal.

African Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves or more of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into I/2 inch pieces
  • 1 can (800 ml) diced tomatoes, with their juices
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter (natural)
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper powder
  • 1 can (400 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 handfuls destemmed torn kale leaves
  • fresh parsley, for serving
  • roasted peanuts, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the bell pepper, sweet potato, and tomatoes with their juices. Raise the heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 minutes more. Season the vegetables with salt and black pepper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and 1 cup of the vegetable broth until no clumps remain. Stir the mixture into the vegetables along with the remaining 3 cups of broth, chili and red pepper powder.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10-20 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork-tender.
  5. Stir in the chickpeas and kale and cook until leaves are wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley and roasted peanuts.
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