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African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

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Ingredients

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1 tsp vegetable oil
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp fresh ginger root, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ground coriander
1 pinch ground cloves
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 ½ lb sweet potatoes
1 carrot, chopped
4 ½ cups of water
1 tsp salt
¼ cup dry un-salted roasted peanuts
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter

Nutritional information

601
calories
108.99 g
carbohydrates
25.75 g
protein
15.5 g
fat
2943 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
    • 30 mins
    • Serves 6
    • Easy

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    Craving for something sweet and savory? A soup is a great delicacy and if it’s prepared the right way, you won’t be able to put down your spoon. The sweet rush of tomatoes and the subtle savory taste of peanuts is a combination that will leave you craving for more. Go ahead and keep the chunks if you prefer your soups chunky. This soup is hearty, wholesome and packed with flavors. Perfect for winter, or when you are out camping, this vegetarian soup also freezes well, tasting absolutely delicious the next day!

    Health Benefits

    • 100 grams of peanuts contain 567 calories and eating a handful of these during brunch can help satiate hunger and aid in weight loss.
    • Since peanuts are low in carbs, it is a great snack for diabetic people.
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    How to make African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

    • In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
    • Sauté the chopped onions for ten minutes, until they turn light brown.
    • Add coriander, garlic, cumin, ginger, cloves and cinnamon to the pan.
    • Stir in the sweet potatoes, tomatoes and carrot and mix well.
    • Pour water in the saucepan, add salt and bring to boil and then simmer for thirty minutes on low heat.
    • Pour the soup to a blender, add peanuts and blend the soup until it is smooth.
    • Pour the soup into the saucepan again and add cayenne pepper.
    • Add peanut butter to the soup and whisk it until the cream has completely blended.
    • Cook until the soup is hot and bubbles from the corners.
    • Pour into a serving bowl and top garnish fresh cilantro.

    Trivia

    • Did you know that peanuts contain phosphorus, which is essential for the growth of body tissues? Have a handful first thing in the morning with breakfast and you won’t feel hungry until lunchtime.

    Leya Abbas

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