West African Peanut Soup

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 8 servings

A unique blend of savory flavors! Try this protein packed soup as a meal!

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  • 2/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cooked skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups reduced sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, unsalted
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter


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1. In a large pot saute onion in sesame oil until translucent; add garlic and chicken and stir to heat through.

2. Add seasonings and saute 1 minute longer.

3. Add broth, tomato paste, tomatoes, and peanut butter. Stir until well combined.

4. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Serve immediately.

5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


For more peanut flavor, add chopped peanuts.

If you are concerned about peanuts, replace them with sunflower seeds butter, or other nut butters.

More About Tomatoes

How to Select

Choose plump tomatoes with smooth skins that are free from bruises, cracks, or blemishes.

How to Store

Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can't use them before they spoil. Freeze or can for later use.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Chop or slice. Eat raw: Add to salads, sandwiches, and fresh sauces. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, roast, grill, braise, or simmer. Add to casseroles, soups, and stews. Chop, simmer and blend to make sauce for pizza, pasta, rice dishes, casseroles, salsa, and dips.