African peanut soup in a medium-sized white bowl kept atop a table
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Wholesome & Delicious African Peanut Soup Recipe

Say bye-bye to your weeknight dinner woes as here's an easy vegan meal for supper!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: African
Keyword: vegan,, African peanut soup
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 3/4 cup of unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of tomato paste
  • 1 pinch of kale (remove the ribs and chop the leaves into fine strips)
  • Hot sauces like sriracha sauce (quantity as per your taste) You can use any other hot sauce of your liking.
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp of ginger properly minced
  • 6-7 cups of vegetable broth
  • salt (as per taste)
  • chopped peanuts (for garnishing)


  • To make African peanut soup, take a medium-sized pot and pour the vegetable broth in it. Allow it to boil for some time. Meanwhile, sauté onions, garlic, and ginger in a frying pan till they turn light brown. Ensure that they don't burn in the process. Once done, add the sautéd ingredients to the vegetable broth and cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, take a medium-sized heat-safe mixing bowl and mix together the tomato paste and peanut butter in the aforementioned quantities. Transfer 1-2 cups of the hot vegetable stock to the mixing bowl. Whisk all the ingredients properly until you get a smooth consistency and then pour the mixture into the medium-sized pot (previously containing the broth) and continue to mix well.
  • At this point, add the kale leaves (finely chopped) and season the soup with a hot sauce of your choice - in the quantity you want. In our recipe, we add sriracha sauce, which blends very well with the tomato paste. 
  • Now let the soup simmer for not less than 15 more minutes on medium-low heat. While it heats, keep stirring. Once done, you can either have it as a soup or serve it as a gravy over cooked brown rice. Don't forget to garnish it with chopped peanuts as they add a delightful crunch to it. 
    African peanut soup in a medium-sized white bowl kept atop a table


In case you are in a hurry and don't have the resources to prepare the tomato paste, you can use canned crushed tomatoes instead. Many also like to add sweet potatoes to their soup, which is an option that you have. Likewise, you can use other green leafy vegetables if you're not too big on kale.