Vegan African-Inspired Peanut Soup
Prep for 30 minutes
Cook for 30 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Serves 2 people (double recipe for “family size”)
It’s Vegan! ✌🏻
- Sweet Potatoes (2)
- Yellow Onion (1)
- Lime (1)
- Spinach, fresh
- White or Brown Rice
- Tomato Paste (½ can)
- Coconut Milk, full fat (1 can)
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Better than Bouillon, Vegetable or No-Chicken
- Garlic, fresh
- Ginger, fresh (optional)
- Peanut or Vegetable Oil
- Black Pepper
- First, put your rice on to cook, using your preferred method. I used an Instant Pot, and cooked one (1) cup of rice at a 1:1 ratio with water.
- The rest is all in one pot, so grab your largest soup pot, and place on medium-low heat!
- Put a fair amount of oil, either peanut oil or vegetable oil, into your pot and allow it to slowly heat up.
- Quickly rough chop your sweet potatoes into about ½” cubes, and throw ‘em in and stir!
- Add a bit more oil over the tops of your sweet potatoes, stir thoroughly, and cover your pot.
- Mince about four (4) cloves of fresh garlic (and ginger, if you’d like!) and put them into the pot. Stir thoroughly and cover again.
- Rough chop one (1) yellow onion, and add that into the pot, too! Of course, again, stir thoroughly and cover!
- Now, quarter one (1) whole lime, and squeeze each one by-hand over your ingredients, and stir each time, evenly incorporating the lime juice with your ingredients.
- Add a few dashes of salt, stir, and turn the heat to medium. Cover it up!
- You want the pot to sit on medium heat for just a few minutes, so take this time to get the remaining ingredients ready, such as opening up your tomato paste and canned coconut milk. You’re almost there!
- Take the lid off of your pot, give your veggies a stir, and turn the heat down to low.
- Add three (3) tablespoons of tomato paste, and incorporate completely.
- Measure out one (1) cup of crunchy peanut butter, and put that into your pot. Stir constantly until the peanut butter is melted fully.
- It’s about time to add water, and I find it helpful to add boiling water, so put on a tea kettle now to have about three cups of hot water ready soon!
- Pour half (½) a can of full fat coconut milk into the pot, and continue stirring.
- If the water in your tea kettle is boiling or near-boil, slowly stir the ingredients in your pot while pouring in about 3 cups of water from your kettle.
- Now, add three (3) tablespoons of Better than Bouillon, either Vegetable flavor or better yet, No-Chicken, if that’s available near you. Stir!
- Toss in three (3) – or more – teaspoons of Sriracha, some salt & pepper, and add one or two handfuls of Spinach.
- Now, just heat up when ready, and serve over the cooked rice!
Thanks for reading!
~ Jessica G.