Bean-and-peanut soup

Bean-and-peanut soup

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Meat-free
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • Woolworths Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay

This kicker of a soup is a simple take on kunde, a Kenyan black-eyed bean stew enriched with peanut butter, which gives it an unbelievably creamy texture – good luck trying to enjoy just one bowl!


  • 4 T vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t ground coriander
  • 8 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 100 g tomato paste
  • 2 T smooth peanut butter
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 x 400 g can speckled beans
  • crusty bread, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Sweat the onion over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and coriander and fry until fragrant.

2. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes until softened, then stir in the tomato paste, peanut butter and sugar. Season with salt.

3. Using a stick blender, blend the soup, then return to the stove. Stir in the beans, simmer for a further 5 minutes and serve with crusty bread.

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Photographs: Toby Murphy
Food Assistant: Kate Ferreira

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