Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

September/October 2009

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This satisfying vegetarian, sweet potato soup is inspired by the flavors of West African peanut soup. We like the added zip of hot green chiles, but they can sometimes be very spicy. It’s best to take a small bite first and add them to taste. Try chopped peanuts and scallions for a different garnish. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

"I always told my husband that I don't like sweet potatoes, but after he made this amazing soup, I became a converted fan of the spud! The flavors blend perfectly - there is no dominant aroma or taste despite the non-traditional...
Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque Recipe

63 Reviews for Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

Next time I would tweak the recipe a bit.

I liked the sweet potato and pb taste. I did add 1 1/2 tbl of curry to this recipe, but I am a huge peanut/curry fan. I also added salt. I would blend all of the sweet potato next time. I also took the advice and garnished with green onion, diced, and chopped salted, roasted peanuts. AWESOME!

Great flavors.
Sweet potato/peanut/curried soup
Love this soup

Excellent soup. The green chiles give this soup a nice little kick. I'm not a big sweet potato fan (I'm a yam kind of gal).

Easy to make, tasty, flavorful
add some rice balls!

My husband is from Ghana and this is similar to his peanut soup but without the meat. He cooks jasmine rice and makes rice balls to eat with it (mash the rice against the sides of the pot and roll into balls with a bit of cold water). They eat with their hands so he breaks pieces off and dips them- I just drop the pieces into the soup & use my spoon!

A Real Treat

I've made this soup so many times I can't even count. The first time I goofed and put it all in the blender. Once I realized what I'd done wrong, I remade it and it was Fantastic! I have made it with subbing crushed tomatoes for the V8 and it's just as good if not better. This soup was so delicious that we ended up serving it as the main course for our Christmas Eve dinner! It's one of the best recipes on this whole site, in my opinion. Make it today!

Quick, Easy Delicious

I made this last night for dinner,but had to adjust for what I had on hand. I used one serrano chile, since I didn't have any canned chiles. I also pureed the whole pot and didn't have any cilantro for garnish. I felt it needed a crunchy texture (not mushy), so I added some Goldfish crackers as I ate it. I thought the soup was okay; my husband (not an adventurous eater) didn't even finish his.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

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