Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RECIPE: Spicy Peanut and Tomato Soup

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, most of us have schedules that are jam-packed and not a lot of time to cook dinner. This is when I resort to my quickest, easiest recipes. This simple soup is very easy to prepare and is also something a bit "off the beaten path" with its African-style blend of curry, tomatoes and peanut butter. This is one of my family's favourite soups and it goes together in a flash. If you don't have any sweet potatoes on hand, just add more carrot. It will still be fabulous!

1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, grated
1 sweet potato, peeled and grated
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock (you can use water if you don't have any stock)
1 cup crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

chopped peanuts and green onions for garnish (optional)

In a large saucepan, saute the garlic, onion, grated carrot and sweet potato in oil until tender. Add stock, tomatoes, peanut butter,curry powder and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and green onions, if desired. Serves 4.

I shared this recipe at Tasty Tuesday.


  1. YUM! Totally reminds me of the peanut butter chicken recipe I got from West Africa. But this recipe is even more frugal - which I am all about. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Karen,
    Looks delicious! Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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    God Bless You :-)



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