African Peanut Soup

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African Peanut SoupRecipe
Photo: Sang An
Makes 4 to 6 servings


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1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup white rice
6 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped


Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat the oil and garlic for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, peanut butter, broth, vinegar, cayenne, and salt and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with the scallions and peanuts.

Tip: For a more substantial soup, add an additional spoonful of cooked rice to the bowl with the scallions and peanuts.

Created date

August 2005

Nutritional Information

Calcium 64.97 mg
Calories 440.59
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Carbohydrate 55.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 19.34 g
Fiber 6.93 g
Iron 3.65 mg
Protein 16.71 mg
Satfat 3.77 g
Sodium 1179.24 mg