Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: African Peanut Butter Soup

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As the weather turns colder, soup becomes a more attractive dinner option. This week, we have a delicious African-style peanut butter soup that has a kick to match its savory, nutty flavors. Perfect for chilly autumn nights, serve this with your favorite bread for an easy and comforting dinner. This soup also freezes well so you can enjoy it all season long.
Prep time:15 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total time:1 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed plum tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
Sour cream or plain yogurt, for garnish
Chopped parsley, for garnish
Roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped, for garnish

Procedure

1. In a large stockpot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent.

2. Add the stock and peanut butter and stir. Once the peanut butter has been incorporated, stir in the sweet potatoes, crushed tomatoes with their liquid, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper and simmer for 45 minutes.

3. Garnish with your choice of sour cream or yogurt, parsley, and chopped peanuts.

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VIDEO RECIPE: African Peanut Butter Soup