African Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998

This earthy soup is traditionally served during Kwanzaa celebrations in the United States. Pantry items make it a snap to whip up on any night.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 10-ounce can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or 1¾ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan and saute onion until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add condensed tomato soup and broth or water. Bring to a simmer. Whisk in peanut butter and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 134 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 247 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 564 mg sodium; 533 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 6

March 01, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
awesome dish A very earthy dish. Second time around making this soup, i added more spices to bring out more flavors of the curry. I added, cumin seeds, whole cloves, paprika, cardamon, coriander, with a bit of garlic powder.
January 11, 2011
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By: wkchristiansen
Amazingly good and easy! I have to admit I was a little scared off by the idea of the peanut butter/ tomato soup combo but am so glad I tried it! I don't use condensed soups so opted for Amy's organic tomato soup (2 cans) and skipped the broth. I will be making this again and again and again!
June 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Super simple to make and so satisfying'Yum!
February 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious, fast & easy. I didn't have tomato soup, used diced tomatoes. Tasted so fresh. Will definitely double the batch next time.
January 25, 2010
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By: reverseengine
I have to second the "easy, fast and good" comment. We LOVE this soup and make it all the time. Make lots, 'cause it freezes well!
September 25, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
OMG easy ,fast and good .My family loved it
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