Spicy Caribbean Peanut Vegetable Soup

This creamy soup has a wonderful blend of vegetables, tomatoes and peanut butter. Yes…crunchy peanut butter.

After some research, I found out that the soup originates back to Africa and is very popular in the West Indies and the Caribbean. It can be made a variety of ways, but the peanuts give a tasty crunchy texture to the soup. It can be pureed or served with firm vegetables…which is the way I like it!



1 sweet potato or yam
2 medium-sized potatoes
1/2 green pepper
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 zucchini
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
2-3 small sweet red or yellow peppers
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 28 oz can diced or whole tomatoes
1 can of corn
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp chopped basil
1/4 tsp cummin
1 tsp parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken cubes
1 beef cube
black pepper to taste – salt is unecessary
5 – 6 cups water
* Optional * 1 tblsp coconut powder or 1/4 cup coconut milk


Dice the onion, garlic, green pepper and one celery stalk. Add olive oil to the soup pot and saute the vegetables till translucent. Add 1/2 of the water and the tomatoes to the pot along with the oxo cubes to made the soup broth.

Chop all the vegetables and set aside. Chop up half of the potatoes and sweet potatoes smaller and add to the broth. ( This will add to the soup texture but will leave the other vegetables to add later ).

Cook soup for approximately 20 minutes then add the peanut butter, spices, and the rest of the vegetables, corn and other ingredients along with the remainder of the water.

Continue to cook soup for another 30 – 45 minutes stirring occasionally and testing the soup for the desired texture. ( If you like your soup thicker you can cook it longer so that the vegetables cook into the soup. I personally like firm vegetables in my soup. Add pepper to taste.

Serve soup with rolls or a crisp baquette.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn says:

    Oh my that looks nummy…going to print and give it a try !

    1. Sprat says:

      Dawn….I think you will love it…Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. RSK says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this! 😀

    1. Sprat says:

      I loved it! A great tasting soup with a bit of spice and crunch!

      1. RSK says:

        Made this soup today, and it was fantastic! I love the peanut flavour. Some grated creamed coconut gave it even more richness.

        I Tweeted this link to my not-so-huge band of followers. 🙂


      2. Sprat says:

        Glad you tried the soup and enjoyed it. It is different and I agree the coconut makes it extra creamy! Thanks for tweeting it out…and thanks for stopping by. I looked at your site…very nice, but will have another look. Cheers!

  3. francesca says:

    thanks! i am definitely going to try this one.

    1. Sprat says:

      Hi Franny…I hope you like it when you try it. I don’t know if it’s everyone’s cup of soup…so to speak..lol, but I loved it! Cheers 🙂

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