West African Peanut Soup

Courtesy of: Once Again Nut Butter
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Servings: 8
Prep: 10 min.
Cook: 3 min.
Total Time: 13 min.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled / diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled / minced
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled / chopped
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups peeled / chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, more if desired
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the vegetable stock, tomatoes in juice and peanut butter. Add the potatoes, brown sugar and cayenne pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until the potatoes are very tender.
  4. Puree the soup until smooth using an immersion blender or in small batches in the blender. If using the blender, fill only halfway and crack the lid just slightly to allow steam to escape.
  5. Season the soup to taste with salt. Serve warm topped with chopped peanuts if desired.