Massachusetts WIC Program

This recipe was provided by Massachusetts WIC

African Peanut Soup

Peanuts make this satisfying soup protein-packed
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Soups
Servings: 6


  • 1 tbs canola or olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can low-sodium tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 6 scallions
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped


  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium- heat and add the garlic. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, peanut butter, cayenne, and salt. Whisk to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a boil, add the rice and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with scallions and peanuts.


  • Substitute low-sodium vegetable broth to make this a vegetarian soup
  • Add 2 cups of spinach at the very end for more vegetables
  • Use quick cooking rice to reduce the cooking time
  • Add 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • Add cooked chicken, shrimp, or pork at the end for added protein
  • Garnish with chopped avocado
  • Add a little extra water or broth if the soup becomes too thick
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