Recipe: African Bean Soup

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

It’s definitely, soup season! It seems like it’s really cold across the country right now, but luckily I have a recipe to keep you warm! This soup is one of my staples. It’s easy, flavorful and nutritious. I hope you enjoy!


Serves 6-8


2 Tbs olive oil

2 Tbs soy sauce

1 onion, chopped

2 small yams, peel and diced (~2 cups)

1 large carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, with liquid

½ cup cilantro or parsley

2 cups vegetable stock

3 Tbs creamy peanut butter

1-2 tsp curry powder


  1. Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and sweet potato for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add celery, carrots, bell pepper, soy sauce and curry powder and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, beans, cilantro and vegetable stock.
  4. Blend peanut butter with ½ cup warm water and add to soup.
  5. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.

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