African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup Recipe

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup Recipe

How To Make African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 60 minutes



  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, peanut butter, vegetable broth, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir well.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  4. Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to blend the soup until smooth and creamy.

  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

  6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.


  • Calories : 320kcal
  • Total Fat : 17g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 1020mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 35g
  • Dietary Fiber : 7g
  • Sugar : 12g
  • Protein : 10g
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