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Senegalese Peanut Soup


Recipe Description
This is an old Weight Watchers recipe, but you'd never know it. 4 points under the old system. It provides a lot of protein per serving. I use low sodium or fresh products to reduce sodium, but the canned stuff makes this superfast.​
Preparation Steps:
Level of Difficulty:
Easy​
Time Needed:
30 minutes​
Ingredients:
1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon peanut oil (or canola)
2 onions, chopped
1 inch fresh ginger, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
chopped cilantro​
Serves:
4​
Directions:
1. Puree chickpeas, 1/2 cup of broth, and peanut butter.
2. Heat peanut oil in saucepan, saute onions and ginger root 7- 8 minutes.
3. Stir in curry powder and cumin, saute another minute.
4. Add remaining broth, tomatoes, and chickpea puree.
5. Simmer 5 minutes.
6. Season with cayenne and sprinkle with cilantro.​
 

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That sounds fabulous! I just finished off my last batch of soup and this will replace it for this weeks lunch offerings. :)
 

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A friend gave me a recipe for this soup. Hers is slightly different: she puts sweet potatoes in it. It's delicious. Regular potato would probably work well too.
 

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Sweet potato instead of the chickpeas or as an additional ingredient? It would go together well with it, give more body to the soup. I love sweet potato soups, too.
 

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The ingredients mirror closely those of hummus (especially if, like me, you use PB instead of tahini to save money!), and who doesn't love hummus? Sounds great and inexpensive too - and I think I actually have everything on hand :)
 

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Sweet potato instead of the chickpeas or as an additional ingredient? It would go together well with it, give more body to the soup. I love sweet potato soups, too.
Sweet potatoes and chickpeas.

I have to get a few ingredients so I can make this soup this weekend.
 

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I just made this soup. mmmmmm

I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I used powdered chicken flavored bullion (mixed up 1 qt), used 1 qt of diced tomatoes (frozen from garden last year), the can of chick peas (I got dried ones but haven't cooked them yet), a combo of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. It came out great.

This looks like a recipe that will do well with substitutions and changes, Tightwad Gazette style.

I'm lazy so I just chopped everything up and tossed it in the pot. After the potatoes were soft I stabbed at them several times with a hand held potato masher to make the soup thicker.
 
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