The World in Soups

African Peanut Soup – West and Central Africa

Although the iconic peanut soup originated with the Mandinka and Bambara of Mali, this dish has spread and is now popular throughout West and Central Africa. Another kid-friendly dish, African peanut soup is an extremely filling staple enjoyed throughout the continent.

Besides the obvious ingredient of peanut butter, this stew incorporates a healthy dose of vegetables and garden greens. This dish is good if you don’t eat a lot of meat as chicken can be optional.

Fun Fact: In the States, peanut soup is mainly eaten in Virginia.

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