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African Peanut Soup

Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Kale, and Peanut Butter make the base for this smooth and creamy African Peanut Soup Recipe!

African food is very underrated and I wish it was more prevalent in the States. However, although it may be hard to find restaurants serving African food, you can still check out my other African recipes such as my South African Piri-Piri Chicken, Harissa Shakshuka (North African Eggs in Purgatory), or East African Mango and Cucumber Salad!

African Peanut Soup in a white bowl

Before you look at the ingredients and head for the hills do not be so quick to judge a book by its cover. Yes, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, kale, and onions may not sound appetizing all mixed together, but I can assure you after the first bite you will no longer question this seemingly odd combination.

How to Make African Peanut Soup

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for African Peanut Soup

In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, combine the vegetable broth and water over medium high heat and bring to a boil.

Water and broth cooking in a Dutch oven

Once boiling, add in the onion, sweet potato, garlic, ginger, and salt. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Sweet Potatoes and onions added to the water and broth in the Dutch oven

Next, in a medium, heat safe, mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and tomato paste with 1-2 cups of broth from your pot and whisk together until smooth. Then pour the peanut mixture into the pot and mix well.

Peanut Butter and tomato paste whisked in a white bowl

Then, add in the kale and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often.

Kale added to the soup

Finally serve over brown rice, if desired. Garnish with hot sauce and peanuts and enjoy!

African Peanut Soup in a Dutch Oven and white bowls

Serving African Peanut Soup

This recipe is so versatile that it can be served a number of different ways. It works great as a main dish when you are wanting a warm soup on a cool day. If you are wanting to add more of a base to it as a main dish then I recommend pairing it with brown rice. You can throw it all in a bowl together for a hearty meal. Or if you are wanting just a taste of this soup it works as a great appetizer or starter course to any meal.

Storage and reheating

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days or in your freezer for 2 weeks. To reheat you can do so in a pot on the stovetop over medium-high heat until everything has warmed through.

African Peanut Soup in a white bowl

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African Peanut Soup Recipe

Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Kale, and Peanut Butter make the base for this smooth and creamy African Peanut Soup Recipe!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Soup, Soups & Stews
Cuisine: African
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 245kcal
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup red onion - diced
  • 1 sweet potato - peeled and cut into bite sized cubes
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger - peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 cup kale - chopped
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • Hot Sauce - optional garnish
  • Peanuts - optional garnish

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, combine the vegetable broth and water over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add in the onion, sweet potato, garlic, ginger, and salt. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Next, in a medium, heat safe, mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and tomato paste with 1-2 cups of broth from your pot and whisk together until smooth. Then pour the peanut mixture into the pot and mix well.
  • Then, add in the kale and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Finally serve over brown rice, if desired. Garnish with hot sauce and peanuts and enjoy!

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NOTES

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days or in your freezer for 2 weeks. To reheat you can do so in a pot on the stovetop over medium-high heat until everything has warmed through.

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Nutrition Facts
African Peanut Soup Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
245
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Sodium
 
323
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
518
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
1482
IU
30
%
Vitamin C
 
19
mg
23
%
Calcium
 
68
mg
7
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Linda

Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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