African peanut soup
Nourishing meal-in-one.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: African
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-large onion, diced
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 16-ounce can diced tomato
  • 1 16-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and well-rinsed
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • ¾ cup salted peanuts
  1. Heat the oil and sauté the onion, sweet potato and pepper for 3–5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, curry powder, ginger, salt and pepper, and mix until aromatic.
  3. Add the tomato, garbanzo beans, peanut butter and water. Mix well and bring to the boil.
  4. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15–20 minutes, until the sweet potato is cooked.
  5. Add the spinach and peanuts, and heat through until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Serve hot.
For a spicy variation, add 1 teaspoon of chili powder, a dash of cayenne pepper, and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes

The peanuts can be lightly toasted and used as a garnish instead of being added to the soup with the spinach.
Recipe by Cape Point Press at