African Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup Recipe
Photo: Sang An

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

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


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


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.

Emma Knowles,

Real Simple

September 2005
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