vegan african peanut soup

West African Peanut Soup

West African Peanut Soup (also referred to as a stew) dates back to the 18th century in Mali and ever since has been re-created by many West African countries. It's vegan and gluten free.

Course Main Course, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 430 kcal



  • 2 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 white onions
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 3 spring onions

Spices & Sauces

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 green chillis
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups vegan broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Roughly chop all vegetables, garlic and ginger.

  2. Add your tomatoes to a food processor and blitz until a juice is formed. Pour into a seperate bowl.

  3. Saute your white onions, carrots, pepper, garlic, ginger and chillis in an oiled pan for 5 minutes.

  4. Add sweet potato, vegan broth and bring to the boil. Once boiling, simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Add all ingredients from your pan to a food processor and blitz until smooth.

  6. Return mixture to your pan and add your tomato juice from earlier and peanut butter. Mix well.

  7. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with your spring onions.

Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer your soup to be thinner in texture, add more water when adding your tomato juice and peanut butter.