Vegan African Sweet Potato Stew

"A hearty, delicious African stew with peanuts, coconut milk, sweet potatoes and lightly spicy, earthy flavor. Perfect for a cold winter's night. 100% vegan - dairy, meat and egg free. Low sodium. Great for kids."
Vegan African Sweet Potato Stew created by Maggie the Vegan Ch
Ready In:
1hr 5mins



  • Prepare in advance your sweet potatoes by peeling them and chopping them into chunks. Dice your carrots, celery and onion. Drain and quarter your tomatoes from the can.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add curry powder and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in sweet potatoes, broth and tomatoes, and bring soup to a boil. Simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, peanuts, cayenne, peanut butter, and coconut milk to the soup, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot; makes 6 very hearty servings.
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  1. Desiree S.
    Vegan African Sweet Potato Stew Created by Desiree S.
  2. Desiree S.
    I added about 3x the seasonings (and garam masala), an inch of fresh ginger, double the coconut milk, and puréed a bit of the soup, to make it creamier. It's good with or without the peanut butter. I added a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, but it's better without.
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  3. Desiree S.
    I used about 3x the amount of seasonings (added garam masala as well), and double the coconut milk. I added about 1" of fresh ginger, and I puréed a portion of the soup, to make it creamier.
  4. stevetheaker
    made this twice now and it is delicious. I do add more peanuts and a little coco lopez for a hint more coconut. I have signed up for experimental surgery to add four more arms to complete prep in 15 minutes. ~:-o
  5. averybird
    Wow, a sauce with peanut butter and coconut milk. What's not to like? My husband really was raving about this recipe. I plan to add cauliflower and peas next time too. Loved it, thank you.

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