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.
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.
I guess I need to cover my ass and say DO NOT COME ANYWHERE NEAR THIS SOUP IF YOU HAVE A PEANUT ALLERGY.
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. 😀