I have been in such a soup and stew mood lately. Today I made African Peanut-Potato stew. It was so incredibly tasty. I can’t even believe how good it was. I wanted something warm and hearty (and healthy – we’ve been eating a LOT healthier lately) and oh my goodness it was perfect!

African Peanut-Potato Stew! (by caitysparkles)

1 onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
2 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
2 14.5 ounce cans chopped or diced tomatoes
2 14.5 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
8oz green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces (fresh or frozen)
2 cups vegetable broth
¼ cup natural peanut butter


  1. In a large pot, mix 1/2 cup water, onion, jalapenos, ginger and garlic on medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, cinnamon, salt, red pepper and coriander. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, green beans, vegetable broth, and peanut butter.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium/low heat and cover the pot and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Let it cool, then eat and enjoy!

I cooked it a bit differently and altered the ingredients a bit.
You can also use a pressure cooker but I prefer to use a stovetop.
Source: fatfreevegan.com.

Comments on this post

  • That looks absolutely delicious! Not to mention my current hunger compounds it hehe.

  • Mmm that looks good!

  • Man, today was such a cold day . . . I could totally go for that soup! It looks and sounds delish!

  • I’m not much of a healthy eater but the one you cooked definitely looks EXTREMELY good :)

  • Ohmyword, that looks so delicious. I’m definitely making it this weekend!

  • You had me at jalapenos lol. It looks nice and sounds even better!

  • This sounds awweeesome, I love African-style cuisine! May have to try this recipe. :9

  • Yum that looks so good!

  • That looks delicious! I will have to try that recipe.

  • Oh, I’ve had something like this before. Apparently it’s Andrew’s family’s tradition to go out to eat on Easter as a whole family and last easter we went to an African cuisine restaurant. I had lentils and peanut chickpea stew. It was amazing! I love when peanuts and peanut butter are used for more than just a spread or snack, like peanut chicken, yummmm! =]

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