Sunday, October 25, 2015


West African Peanut Soup
I don't really know much about African food but if this recipe is any indication I think I will be happy if I ever go on my dream vacation of a safari! This soup may look like baby food but if you like the ingredients, it is delicious.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion chopped
1 medium carrot chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2 teaspoons of fresh minced ginger
dash of cayenne pepper
1 sweet potato chopped (I kept the skin on for added nutrition)
2.5 cups water
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 green onions chopped

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Stir in yellow onions and carrots and cook, stirring often, until onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Add ginger and cayenne, cook 1 minute.

Add sweet potato, 2 cups of water, tomato juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Ladle soup into bowl of a food processor. Add peanut butter. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into a clean pan.

Heat soup over low heat. Add remaining 1/2 cup water to thin if desired. Ladle into soup bowls and top each serving with green onions. Serves 3.

I left out the yellow onions of this recipe and it was still scrumptious!

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val



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  2. Hey Val, this is my country food! I will be happy to show you another recipe with peanut better.
    We really need to meet , so we can spend our day in the kitchen! :)

  3. I've never tried peanut butter in potato soup, but I bet it's tasty :)

  4. I think this would be something I like too! I''m a big fan of soups, made some lentil soup last week.

  5. It does look a bit like baby food but it sounds delicious!

  6. I like the idea of peanut butter and sweet potato! I love all kinds of nuts nom nom :)

  7. that sounds interesting...but I'm not too sure it would fly in my house. I try to introduce new and fun recipes but my kids don't usually like new and fun. hahaha

  8. Sounds healthy. I love soups this time of year!

  9. Delicious soup!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

  10. I'm african american and I don't know much about african food. But it looks delicious Val! :D

  11. Back to getting me hungry! LOL! Looks so good!!


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