Peanut butter soup is a creamy West African recipe with a very different flavor from European broth-based soups. Typical ingredients include tomatoes, yams, kale, spices, and sometimes chicken, onions, and crunchy peanuts on top. I first learned about peanut butter soup through The Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook, which gave instructions for making a Ghanaian version. A Westernized spinach-and-potato variation was popular during my college days, when a weekly soup-making tradition kept me and my friends busy trying recipes from across the globe.[sc:shn-ad3]
This soup offers a unique flavor and a great source of vegan protein. I use a vegetable bouillon cube for an easy broth. Below is an easy, make-at-home version. If you like it, I’d encourage you to also try some of the many variations you can find online.