Looking for a unique dinner idea? This simple African peanut stew is delicious and packed full of flavour. It’s also nutrient-rich and vegan-friendly.
Here’s why I love soups and stews for dinner:
- They are a quick 1-pot meal.
- The flavour usually improves over time, so they make great leftovers.
- You can usually substitute the suggested vegetables with pretty much anything you have on hand.
- It’s easy to make a HUGE batch. Perfect for feeding a large group or freezing for quick weeknight meals.
- Soups and stews are also perfect for adding a dose of probiotics to your dinner. For example, this simple African peanut stew is delicious with a dollop of turmeric spiced sauerkraut.
Simple African Peanut Stew
Looking for a unique and delicious dish for dinner? This African peanut stew is packed full of nutrients and flavour. It’s also a quick and easy one-pot meal.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: Serves 6 1x
- Category: Stew
- Cuisine: African
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion
- 2 large yams
- 1 carrot
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 can of beans (pinto or white)
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, if you like heat)
- 1 large can of diced tomatoes (28 oz)
- 4 cups of water
- 1/3 cup of natural peanut butter
- 2 cups of greens
- 1 tsp salt, to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup of sauerkraut (optional, see notes)
- 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- Wash and finely chop the onions, carrots and yams. Mince the garlic.
- Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add in the vegetables and saute until the onions soften.
- Sprinkle in the paprika and chili powder. Toss to coat the vegetables.
- Add in the peanut butter, water and tomatoes.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, until the vegetable are soft.
- Wash and shread the greens. Stir into the stew and simmer for 1 more minute.
- Add the salt and pepper and season to taste.
- Serve each bowl with a scoop of sauerkraut and a handful of peanuts and cilantro.
- To turn this soup into a larger meal, serve it with rice or a flatbread like injera.
- Serving with sauerkraut isn’t required, but it is a great way to add a dose of probiotics to this recipe. Also sauekraut adds a tangy freshness that really brings out the flavours in this soup. Feel free to use traditional sauerkraut or something with a bit more flavour.
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