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Peanut soup directly from Africa

Peanut soup

Rich in protein and nutrients, the peanut soup with African origins will add a spicy touch to your warm and creamy dinner.

Peanut soup is a recipe from West Africa, which mainly involves the use of roasted peanuts (or peanut butter), tomato and spices. It is a nutritious and simple recipe to make with ingredients that you will easily find in the pantry. Also called Groundnuts soup, the ancestor name of this dish is actually “Granat soup” : it indicates the main ingredient of this recipe. Peanuts contain good fats and are a source of protein and nutrients which, when supplemented with delicious rice, increase its beneficial properties.

Here is the quick and easy recipe for your African soup!

Peanut soup
Peanut soup

Peanut soup recipe preparation

  1. Take a saucepan and fry the chopped onion and diced tomatoes in a drizzle of oil.
  2. Add ground ginger, garlic, parsley and chopped red pepper, and heat for ten minutes .
  3. Grind the peanuts and mix them with the mixture.
  4. Pour in a little water, and add the carrots and potatoes cut into pieces and the peas, then the broth and a pinch of salt.
  5. Close the saucepan with the lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes over low heat , stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve hot with rice, chicken or just toast.

The way of preparing this soup is not unique. There are different origins of peanut soup, depending on the tradition and the area of ​​origin: it will be possible to use the tomato paste which will make your dish even more creamy. It is also excellent enriched directly with meat: chicken usually cooked in a pot with soup and often blended with cream is recommended.


If you do not eat the whole dish immediately, store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze the soup in a sealable container or freezer bag for about 3 months .

Another deliciously vegan idea that may surprise you is that of the mesciua soup , delicious with its legumes and spelled!

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