Soup of the Week- Spicy Peanut

I made this soup last week and it immediately became on of my favorites. I was sort of scrambling for a new soup recipe and decided on this one. At first I was put off by the peanut butter, but since I was attracted by the spicy part  I thought I would give it a try. It is from The Complete Book of  400 Soups. It’s a great soup cookbook that I ‘borrowed’ from my mom last winter. I guess I should probably get my own copy at some point since I use it all the time and I’m sure she would be happy to get hers back.  A side note- when I link to amazon, it’s not necessarily an endorsement for amazon, though I do purchase quite a bit of stuff from amazon and their related “marketplaces. It’s just usually the easiest way to show exactly what book I am referring to. If the book or author has a website (and I can find it) I will always refer you there.

So here’s the recipe for this week’s soup. I apologize for the annoying spacing- I can’t figure out how to make a list that is single spaced and I don’t have the time to sit and figure it out right now.

INGREDIENTS:

2T olive oil

1 large onion

2 cloves of garlic, crushed- although I always chop

1 tsp of mild chilli powder-I don’t know what mild chilli powder is or why anyone would buy it- just use what you’ve got

2 red peppers, seeded and chopped

2 carrots finely chopped

3 potatoes, chopped

3 celery sticks, chopped ( I don’t like celery so I never have it so left it out)

4 cups veggie broth

6 T peanut butter- crunchy

salt and pepper

1 cup corn (frozen or canned will work)

chopped peanuts for garnish

HOW TO:

Heat oil in a pan and cook onion and garlic about 3 mins, add chilli powder

Add red pepper, carrots, potatoes and celery, stir well and cook about 5 minutes

Add broth , then peanut butter and corn, still until completely combined

Season well, bring to boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Serve garnished with chopped peanuts.

Happy Soup Day

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One response to “Soup of the Week- Spicy Peanut

  1. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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