Peanut Butter Soup

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If your kids are peanut butter fans, they'll go nuts for this nutritious soup inspired by groundnut stew, a traditional African dish. The smooth, velvety texture appeals to those who are suspicious of lumps in their soup. Older children, however, may enjoy sprinkling on a few toppings such as sliced chicken or chopped peanuts for a slightly heartier lunch.

What you'll need

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 13 3/4-oz. can chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 large yams, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cooked chicken pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts (optional)

How to make it

  1. In a large soup pot, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, water and yams. Cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes or until the yams are soft.

  2. Stir in the peanut butter, cayenne pepper and salt. Let cool for 30 minutes.

  3. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor, then pour it back into the saucepan and warm. If desired, sprinkle the soup with the cooked chicken and crushed peanuts. Serves 6 to 8.

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