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African Peanut Soup

Real Simple SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:20 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 64.97mg
  • Calories: 440.59
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Carbohydrate: 55.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 19.34g
  • Fiber: 6.93g
  • Iron: 3.65mg
  • Protein: 16.71mg
  • Saturated fat: 3.77g
  • Sodium: 1179.24mg

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