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African Peanut Butter Soup

This is one of the classic dishes of Africa, with hundreds of variations, including this atypical meatless version.

Serves 6

Saute     

1 large onion, chopped in a soup kettle using about
2 tablespoons pure olive oil

5-10 minutes, stirring often. 

Then add
2-4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
½ teaspoon freshly ground* cumin seed
½ teaspoon freshly ground coriander seed
½ teaspoon seasalt

Saute until all is translucent, 2-5 more minutes.

Stir     
2 cups warm water  

 
into     
1 cup peanut butter  (I prefer crunchy, but smooth works too)

Add to the onions and garlic along with 
4 cups cold water
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
2-4 cups fresh tomato, chopped (or 1 14.5-ounce can crushed plum tomatoes)

Shelled Peanuts
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