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As a peanut lover and saté lover, this peanut soup is my all time favourite! Of course 100% vegan. It is so creamy and delicious I think I could eat it every day. Most people would call this soup a winter soup, something to have on a cold rainy day. But for me it is an all year around soup. I love it with any outdoor temperature. 🙂
Main ingredients for a peanut soup
This soup is very easy adjustable. You can change the vegetables to your own liking.
For this recipe the main ingredients are;
- peanut butter, preferably home made
- sweet potato
- tomato paste
- cayenne pepper
Peanut soup is very common within the African cuisine, but you can also find it in East Asia, and in America (mostly Virginia). In Africa they mash the groundnuts (peanuts) into a paste and use it directly in the soup. I always like to use my home made peanut butter, but of course you can use shop bought peanut butter.
I personally think it pairs absolutely beautiful with the use of sweet potato. The richness, creaminess and sweetness of sweet potato goes so well with peanuts. But you can use potato or any other vegetables instead. Or some enjoy it as a plain peanut soup without extra added vegetables. It is a soup which can be easily adjusted to your own liking. As long as you keep the main base ingredients; peanut butter, onion and ginger.
What to have with a peanut soup?
But you can enjoy this soup with nice rustic bread, rice, or easy home made chapati.
What to drink with this delicious creamy soup?
A little bit of a challenging dish to pair a drink with. Personally as a beer lover I would enjoy this soup with a nice cold refreshing beer. But if you do prefer to have a glass of wine, Don't worry, there are always options. Think of an Aromatic white with medium / high acidity, like an off-dry German Riesling, its acidity and residual sugar would pair well with this dish. Or if you enjoy this soup in spring or summer, go for a nice southern French rosé.
I hope you enjoy this rich, creamy peanut soup. If you do make the recipe, don't forget to add @haricoco1 to your instagram post, or leave a comment below. Enjoy!!