African Peanut Soup

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Cook time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 4


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 6 scallions (white and light green parts) chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts roughly chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat the oil and garlic for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, peanut butter, broth, vinegar, cayenne, and salt and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with the scallions and peanuts.
  2. Tip: For a more substantial soup, add an additional spoonful of cooked rice to the bowl with the scallions and peanuts.

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