Sweet and Savory African Peanut Soup

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Summary

Turns out this soup is delicious hot OR cold. We love making this for dinner one night and savoring the rest for breakfast the next morning. There are so many healing elements in this soup like onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and sweet potatoes that also give this soup a burst of flavor!

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

Ingredients

Sautéed Vegetables
 ¼ cup vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
 4 large garlic cloves (minced)
 2 tbsp ginger (minced)
 1 tsp ground turmeric
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional)
 ½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
Soup
 4 cups vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 2 cups water
 2 medium sweet potatoes (cubed)
 6 oz organic tomato paste
 ¾ cup organic peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, unsweetened & no-salt-added)
 1 ½ cups chickpeas (homecooked or 1 15-ounce BPA-free can, drained)
 1 tsp paprika (sweet)
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp salt (optional)
 3 cups organic spinach (chopped)
Garnish
 ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
 ½ cup green onion (chopped)

Directions

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
In place of chickpeas try lentils or baked organic tofu pieces.

Instead of spinach, use organic kale.

In place of sweet potato use butternut squash or organic purple potatoes.

Layer it up
Add a bit of dukkah seasoning on top.

Top with peanuts.

Scoop it into a baked squash boat.

Storage
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 30 days.

Ingredients

Sautéed Vegetables
 ¼ cup vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
 4 large garlic cloves (minced)
 2 tbsp ginger (minced)
 1 tsp ground turmeric
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional)
 ½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
Soup
 4 cups vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 2 cups water
 2 medium sweet potatoes (cubed)
 6 oz organic tomato paste
 ¾ cup organic peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, unsweetened & no-salt-added)
 1 ½ cups chickpeas (homecooked or 1 15-ounce BPA-free can, drained)
 1 tsp paprika (sweet)
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp salt (optional)
 3 cups organic spinach (chopped)
Garnish
 ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
 ½ cup green onion (chopped)

Directions

Sweet and Savory African Peanut Soup