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Spicy African Yam Soup

"An unusual combination of simple ingredients that render a spicy, tasty soup that's ready in less than 45 minutes!"
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40 m servings 345 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.2g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 822 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Saute onion, sweet potato, and garlic until onion is soft. Turn down heat if necessary to prevent burning.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, thyme and cumin. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in salsa, garbanzo beans and zucchini. Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cooked rice and peanut butter until the peanut butter has dissolved. Serve hot with pita chips and a green salad.

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after tinkering with this recipe, i ended up with more of a stew than a soup (although the recipe as submitted is pretty darn good!). i prefer a fuller stew. i added almost a full cup of crunc...

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This wasn't too bad. My husband is very picky and he actually liked it. I also took the left overs to work and several people tried it and they liked it although one said it looked "nasty". My k...

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after tinkering with this recipe, i ended up with more of a stew than a soup (although the recipe as submitted is pretty darn good!). i prefer a fuller stew. i added almost a full cup of crunc...

Sooo good!! I pureed the soup like some of the other reviewers did, and then added the peanut butter, rice, and salsa. I think the presentation is very nice that way. Also added a couple shakes ...

This recipe was absolutely delicious. I used a leftover can of sweet potatoes, added more zucchini, omitted the rice and it worked well. It reminded me of an African Groundnut Soup I ate in Bo...

Awesome, healthy dish! My husband had a bad dish many years ago with peanut butter in it and has avoided it ever since. He could not rave enough about this soup! I rarely ever saute ingredients...

This was delicious! I was in the mood for a creamy soup, so after I simmered the sweet potatoes I added garbanzos and pureed it all, then added salsa, rice, and peanut butter.

My 11 year old son cooked this as his first almost unaided meal. He chose an African theme and made "African Curry" and "Mombasa Pumpkin Dessert" with it. He followed the recipe exactly except...

AMAZING! Made this last night and am eating it today for lunch. Some minor changes: did 2 cloves of garlic, 2 cups broth/2 cups water, did curry instead of thyme, added 3 stalks of celery which ...

This soup is terrific! I have made it several times and find it always turns out great, sometimes I don't have the beans, sometimes I'm missing zuchinni but it's always a hit! I keep it vegeta...

I have to say that I wasn't sure about this recipe just looking at the ingredient list. But, I had some sweet potatoes that needed to be used and was up for something a little different...Wow, ...