African Peanut Soup

African Peanut ~ Super Soups

Soup is the epitome of comfort, a wonderful soul warming food filled with wholesome ingredients and fantastic flavors.

Homemade, allows the cook complete mastery over what goes into each recipe, and the methods and techniques used to create delicious and nutritious dishes.

This oddly wonderful combination of ingredients creates a surprisingly different and delicious soup that everyone will enjoy!

Did you know, Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that continues for seven days and celebrates family, history, community and culture.

Naturally, food plays a huge part in the holiday.

And as such, serve this wonderful soup, which showcases some very unique flavor combination's.

A delightful flavor combination of the nut-butter and tomatoes make this soup an unconventional favorite.

Freezes and reheats really well!

It's great all year 'round but is especially delicious in the winter because it's so flavorful and hearty.

You may want to serve with a dollop of sour cream on top and perhaps some crusty bread for dipping.

Fresh ingredients make the best dishes.

To insure the highest quality results, invest in fresh meats, vegetables, herbs and spices.

While the beauty of soup is the ability to use leftovers and items in the refrigerator and pantry that may otherwise spoil, when you're setting out to make a memorable dish such as this one, head to the supermarket and purchase fresh ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. virgin olive oil

1 lge. onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic

2 lbs. tomatoes, quartered and seeded

3/4 c. whole mint leaves, loosely packed and chopped, plus more leaves for garnish

2 8-oz. cans crushed tomatoes (with the juice)

1 Tbs. chili powder

1 Tbs. ground cumin

2 tsp. sea salt

Pinch red pepper flakes

2 c. spinach leaves, chopped

3/4 c. chunky p/nut-butter

1/2 c. roasted peanuts, chopped

Dollops of sour cream if desired.

Preparation;

1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, onions, garlic and tomatoes.

Cook for 5 minutes.

2. Add 4 cups water, canned tomatoes, mint, chili powder, cumin, salt and red pepper.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Add the spinach and nut-butter and stir until the nut-butter has dispersed, about 3 minutes.

Adjust the seasoning with sea salt if needed.

4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped p/nuts and mint leaves.

Enjoy!

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