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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.



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"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

01/24/2012
Anonymous
Yum tasty!

We made this last week and it was super good! I just had abdominal surgery so I'm on a liquid/mushy diet and was just so sick of all the standard soups. I came across this and decided to give it a shot. Yea! So flippin tasty! And easy! And inexpensive! The people who say it's too much pb are probably using jif or something of the sort. This is one of those times you should use natural. Go to the coop and get some of the fresh ground stuff.

Personally, I hate cilantro, so I used scallions and chopped peanuts as the garnish and it was excellent. Just to see how it turns out, I'm going to try this with pumpkin instead of potatoes to save some more calories :) Not sure if I can update the review, but if I can, I'll let you know how it turns out.

Delicious and easy and full of good for you stuff :)
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01/23/2012
Anonymous
Filling, healthy, and easy

I made this for myself yesterday and probably have enough to last me a week.

Pretty simple to make. You can mash the potatoes as you would mashed potatoes. If they're soft enough, this will save you the annoying task of cleaning a blender or food processor.

If I make it again, I'll use less peanut butter (it's a little sweet) and more chiles.

WARNING: This soup is very filling. Don't fill an entire bowl expecting to eat it all.

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11/16/2011
Anonymous
Awsome :)

Really great, makes a lot!!! will have left over for days and enought to play with it like add the rice or the chicken others mentioned.

great easy recipe
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10/06/2011
Yummy thick soup!

I love sweet potatoes and peanut sauce, so of course I loved this. My boyfriend, however, is not really a fan of sweet potatoes, but since I made this once, he has requested it several times and absolutely loves it. I recommend adding some rice to it (we used jasmine rice) to make it a complete meal. This time I used chicken, too, which made it perfect. Also don't forget the cilantro, it adds a nice flavor to it. In addition to the allspice, I also sprinkled a little nutmeg in. This is one of our favorite meals now!

thick, flavorful
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09/20/2011
Delicious

I'm really pleased with this recipe. You can't really taste the sweet potatoes, but the peanut butter is very prominent. I thought it tasted delicious. Two changes I made: I used 2 fresh green chilies (as opposed to the can), and I baked the sweet potatoes in my oven instead of microwaving them. It turned out really well, and I will definitely make it again.

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