Today I am bringing you a recipe for Peanut Butter Soup. Peanut Butter soup is very nutritious and is inspired by groundnut stew, which is a traditional African dish. It has a smooth and velvety texture and a very unique taste when it comes to soups. My friend actually loves this soup and has it quite regularly. When making this soup I recommend you use a heavy bottomed pan. When using a light pan, this soup tends to stick. Below you will find the recipe.
Peanut Butter Soup
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil (you can use olive oil if you wish)
- 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 13 3/4-oz. can chicken broth
- 4 cups water
- 2 large yams, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups cooked chicken pieces (optional)
- 1/2 cup crushed peanuts (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- In a large heavy bottomed pot, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes before adding the tomatoes, chicken broth, water and yams. Cook over medium-low heat for about 25 minutes or until the yams are soft.
- Stir in the peanut butter, cayenne pepper and salt. Mix well. Let cool for 30 minutes.
- Puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy, pour it back into the pan and warm until hot. Sprinkle the soup with the cooked chicken, crushed peanuts, or sour cream.
- Serves 6 to 8.