African Peanut Soup | Hearty Soup Recipe

BY : PUBLISHED : August 19th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

This recipe is adapted from one I found on Food Network before my plant-based days.  It was one of my favorites so I wanted to make it plant-based.  The soup is just as great and is now more healthy.  Enjoy!

Top view of a large black bowl filled with African peanut soup.

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $1.40

Top view of a large black bowl filled with African peanut soup.

African Peanut Soup | Hearty Soup Recipe

Terrence Paschal
Have you ever heard of African Peanut Soup? This hearty and delcious soup will be a super exciting new discovery! You have to try it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 550 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Curry Powder
  • 2 large Yams, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of Veggie Broth
  • 28 ounces of Whole Tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ cup of Chunky Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup of Coconut Milk


  • Add onion, garlic, and curry to a large non stick pot or pot coated with cooking spray. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add yams and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, veggie broth, and cayenne pepper. Cover, bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add peanut butter and coconut milk to pot. Cover and let simmer for 35 minutes.
  • Serve over rice, with bread, or by itself.


I love this classic, comforting recipe and am so glad I was able to veganize it for my current lifestyle.


Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 652mgPotassium: 2515mgFiber: 14gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2312IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 4mg
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About Terrence Paschal

Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.

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