Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 35 Mins
Spicy African Peanut Soup claims a new-world connection because peanuts were first culitvated in tropical zones of Peru. Introduced into Africa by Portuguese explorers peanuts have become a staple. This spicy, rich soup filled with vegetables is exotic an

Spicy African Peanut Soup


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky (Medium)
  • 1 15.5-oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 2/3 cups creamy peanut butter


Heat oil in a large saucepan; saute onion until translucent. Add sweet potato and garlic;cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Add chicken broth, rice, thyme and cumin; stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender (18 to 20 minutes).

Add salsa, garbanzos and zucchini; cook until zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Add creamy peanut butter; stir.

Heat thoroughly, ladle into bowls; serve immediately.

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