First, I wanna say that this recipe is not completely authentic to real West African Peanut Soup, and is quite a bit sweeter and creamier to make it slightly more adapted to western comfort foods; and – obviously – this recipe is vegan!
When I first decided to make this, I wanted to make it for the unique flavors, and also ’cause I just wanted a hot soup that night; but when I made it for the first time in under 30 minutes and for less than $10, I realized that I was going to have to make it again… and again… and again.
This soup is served over rice (white or brown) and is made with full-fat coconut milk, plus it includes 1/2 cup of peanut butter per serving– so there are tons of healthy grains and healthy fats; plus sweet potatoes and spinach, which are super vitamin-rich! Personally, I’m not vegan for health reasons alone, but the health benefits of many vegan foods – including this soup – is definitely a nice bonus.
This recipe is delicious, comforting, healthy, vegan and can be made in half-an-hour for ten dollars– c’mon, you’re gonna make it.