African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Total Time
30mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
20 mins

Adapted from the Moosewood cookbook for West African Groundnut Stew. Wine or other fruit and vegetable juices (example, apricot or tomato) would also work as substitutes for the liquids. Thanks to Brooke the Cook in WI for putting this recipe in her best of 2008 cookbook!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat and add onions. Saute for a few minutes, until starting to show a little color.
  2. Add garlic and ginger, and sauté a few more minutes. Stir in spices. Add cabbage, sweet potato, eggplant (if using), broth, tomatoes, apple juice, and salt.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, mostly covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Check sweet potatoes for doneness. Turn off heat, stir in peanut butter until melts, then add lemon juice to combine.
  5. Serve topped with cilantro, parsley, and peanuts.