West African Peanut Soup
West African Peanut Soup
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: African
Keyword: Soup, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Jackie Waddy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 28 oz canned whole tomatoes (chopped of crushed by hand)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium sweet potato (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 bunch kale (chopped or thinly sliced)
  • 14 oz canned chick peas (drained and rinsed)
  • Tobasco (or other hot sauce to taste)
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup clilantro leaves (optional garnish)
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Place a stockpot over a medium heat. When it’s hot, add the olive oil, then the onion, carrots, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the carrots are starting to get tender. Add ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and cumin, and cook for 30 seconds, or until they’re fragrant
  • Add in the vegetable broth, water, and tomatoes, and bring to a simmer. Add the sweet potatoes, and simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk in the peanut butter, and bring to a simmer
  • Stir in kale and chick peas and continue cooking until soup has thickened, and the kale is wilted, about 10 minutes
  • Add in the chopped peanuts, and season to taste with Tabasco and salt

Notes

Makes 6-8 servings
Nutrition Facts
West African Peanut Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
486
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
16
g
Sodium
 
1271
mg
55
%
Potassium
 
975
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Fiber
 
10
g
42
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
12135
IU
243
%
Vitamin C
 
40
mg
48
%
Calcium
 
181
mg
18
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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