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African Peanut Soup

Serves 6

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    African Peanut Soup

    This soul-warming soup is a tantalizing fusion of flavours sure to ignite your tastebuds. The creamy nuttiness of peanut butter combined with the smoky allure of chipotle is paired beautifully in this vegetable-packed soup. Though far from fancy, the combination of these simple vegetables and basic spices are sure to wow your friends and family.

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    African Peanut Soup

      Ingredients

      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
      • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
      • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) peeled and grated fresh gingerroot
      • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cumin
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground coriander
      • 4 cups (1 L) diced butternut squash
      • 1 cup (250 mL) peeled and diced carrots
      • 5 cups (1.25 L) low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock
      • 14 oz (400 mL) can crushed tomatoes
      • 2 cups (250 mL) stem removed and chopped collard greens
      • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely diced
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) natural peanut butter

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories285
      • protein13 g
      • total fat13 g
        • sat. fat2 g
      • carbohydrates 32
        • sugars9 g
        • fibre8 g
      • sodium231 mg

      Directions

      01

      In large saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add in garlic, gingerroot, cumin, and coriander. Cook for 1 minute, or until spices become fragrant. Add in butternut squash, carrots, stock, tomatoes, collard greens, and chipotle pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer until vegetables are soft, approximately 30 minutes. At this point, add in peanut butter and stir until combined.

      02

      Serve immediately.

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