Malian – Peanut Soup
Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October, World Vegetarian Month.
This one is a recipe from Mali. Thanks to Julia for the recipe
- 4 tomatoes (or a can of tomato puree)
- 2 small onions, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 yellow pepper (capsicum), diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Tbs fresh ginger, grated
- 2 green chillis, chopped
- 1 sweet potato (kumara), diced
- 3 cups of vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Put tomatoes in food processor and blend until juice is formed and put aside in bowl.
- Sauté onions, carrots, yellow pepper, garlic, ginger, and chilli's for 5 minutes.
- Add sweet potato, vegetable stock and bring to boil.
- Once boiling, simmer for 10 minutes.
- When finished simmering, put in food processor and blend until smooth.
- Return mixture to pan, add tomato juice, peanut butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper.