African Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup

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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
  • 1 bunch spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red yam, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large zucchini, cubed
  • 1 bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable stock or water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced


Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add spinach, yams, zucchini and bell peppers to the pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and peanut butter; stir until smooth.

Cover and continue to cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro.