January 16, 2011

African Peanut Soup

This recipe has 3 qualities that I love...1) Crock pot  2) Peanut Butter 3) Inexpensive. Oh and did I mention super yummy and will make more than enough for lunch all week long?? It is also vegan, although I have heard that adding diced chicken is really good ( I added tofu). So, if you are anything like me, you are sold at this point so let me share with you how to make this recipe...

1 yellow onion, diced (I only used 1/2)
2 green onions, chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 28oz can crushed toms w/ liquid
8 cups veg broth
1/4 t black pepper
1/4-1/2 t chili powder
1/2 cup uncooked whole grain rice
Tofu/ Chicken (optional, I used about 8 oz tofu cubed)
1 cup peanut butter

Wash and cut all Veggies and bung them into your crock pot, along with toms, rice and spices. Add Veg broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for about 4 hours. My cooking mixture looked like the picture below....

Before serving stir in peanut butter and cook on high for 20-30 mins. If you want to make this look fancy put a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt on top with a sprinkle of Tabasco sauce.



  1. I can't wait to make this! I always have one soup ready to go and this week Vegan Split Pea, but next week, African Peanut!!!

  2. Ohh I cant wait to see the split pea recipe! They always have ham in them so Im excited to see one that doesnt because I LOVE peas!
    Enjoy this soup...after eating it today I would def say 1/2 an onion is enough and depending on how thick you like soups you could add more rice... but the leftovers taste great!


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