Peanut Soup. YES, PEANUT! #Vegan

This looks so creamy and feels so rich in the mouth and is so filling, it ought to be called I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan Soup. But it isn’t.

Feasting at Home, where I got this recipe, says:

African Peanut Soup, also known as Groundnut Stew,  is a cultural staple to West Africans.  There are many variations of this peanut soup, with the recipe ingredients varying by region.  Peanut butter (groundnuts), tomatoes, and chilies are generally the base components, the flavors are tweaked from there.

I first had this at a NETWORK (New Energy To Work Out Racial Kinks) meeting, and I just HAVE to have some, once in a while. LOVE IT! It’s hard to convince other people to try it, though. They’re all, “Ewwwww! Peanut butter soup???” Their loss, because it ROCKS!

I pretty much followed Tonia’s recipe (see above). I didn’t have fresh chilies, so I used RoTel diced tomatoes with green chilies in. I used crunchy peanut butter. I cooked it in my Instant Pot. It was freakin’ DELICIOUS! Sara was wary of it, but she tried it and ALSO LOVED IT. You can see the sweet potato (oh, yeah, I used sweet potato because you can’t find real yams around here), tomato, chickpeas, and spinach.


A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: An ingredient that’s unusual for the community in which it’s used. Are you thinking of “Rock Soup”? Because I am. 😀



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One thought on “Peanut Soup. YES, PEANUT! #Vegan

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      Marian Allen

      March 1, 2022 at 2:44pm

      Do you have a peanut allergy, or just don’t want to take a chance? If you’re not allergic, and you see it on a menu somewhere, ask if they’ll let you have just a taste. You might not like it, but you might be surprised and think it’s great.

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          Marian Allen

          March 2, 2022 at 9:31am

          Use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy and maybe half a cup rather than a whole cup. *wheedling tone* You could put meat in it. /*wheedling tone*

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  1. acflory

    March 1, 2022 at 7:09pm

    Hmm…I love peanuts but hate peanut butter so can’t see myself making it. That said, I don’t like chickpeas either but I love humus so…maybe one day?

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      Marian Allen

      March 2, 2022 at 7:45am

      Leave out the peanut butter, and just put crushed peanuts in. Maybe a touch of coconut cream to give it silkiness?

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      • acflory

        March 2, 2022 at 3:50pm

        Mmm…that sounds rather nice. I might just give that a try. 🙂

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