Friday, January 14, 2011

Thai Peanut Soup (Vegan, GF)

I know, weird right, peanut butter in soup!? So weird but so good, you guys will just have to trust me on this one, it took me a while to convince Jenn, she regrets being so resistant...because of the sheer yumminess of this soup! If you're still weirded out think about this: peanuts are actually legumes not nuts, where are legumes found? why in soup of course! I found this recipe on about.com, it was rated 5 stars so that was convincing enough for me to make it. The original recipe has an option to add chickpeas, if you'd like a really hearty soup, go ahead and add them in, but seriously it is sooo filling as is. It's crazy addicting too so watch out, I had some for breakfast this morning :P.

Tastes like pad thai, extra peanuts :)




1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, diced
1 carrot, sliced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne
4 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup vegetable broth
juice from 3 limes
1 tsp salt
cilantro, chopped
dry roasted peanuts, unsalted, chopped

In a large pot, cook onions, peppers and garlic until tender (5 minutes). Add all other ingredients except cilantro and peanuts. Simmer until cooked through. Top with cilantro and chopped peanuts. Makes 5-6 servings.

27 comments:

  1. Thats an interesting recipe, never heard of peanut butter in soup, would like to try it.

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  2. Anything that tastes like Pad Thai, you can count me in! This looks so rich and yummy!

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  3. I love peanut butter in soups! The consistency looks heavenly... and it has such a simple list of ingredients!

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  4. I just LOVE your photos and these amazing recipes!

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  5. I don't think PB in soup is weird at all.

    This looks awesome.
    1 cup of PB? That's my kind of recipe.

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  6. One of my favorite soups of all time is a spiced Morrocan soup made with tomato and peanut butter (though these days, I have to sub almond butter for the PB). I can only imagine how delicious this is!

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  7. oh, PB in soup or sauces is divine...although, in sad news, I developed a funny intollerance w/ peanuts. recently. Cashews make a nice replacement!

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  8. Mmm I love pad thai and love peanut butter...this sounds amazing!!

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  9. This looks so good! Can't wait to try it!

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  10. MMmmm i just made a version of this, and it's tasty! Taking it to a potluck tonight!

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  11. I ame a peanut soup that is a colonial Virginia recipe, but this sounds really great especially since I love pad thai!

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  12. I made this 2 days ago and it turned out delicious. It is also very simple and quick. The only thing I did different is add a jalepeno and a couple teaspoons of raw sugar because I like Thai dishes with a little bit of sweetness to them. Thanks for this!

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  13. Oh. My. Goodness. my new favorite recipe. so so yummy!!! I didn't change a thing.

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  14. I LOVE this soup. It is incredibly addicting. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm off to make some now

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  15. Most amazing soup I've ever had. Unbelievable.

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  16. Just made a batch of this recipe, and am eating it as I type this. Deeelish! I love how the peanut butter and the coconut milk blend together so beautifully. I've never tried anything like this, but I love it!

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  17. LOVE THIS SOUP! EVEN MY MEAT EATING HUSBAND WAS LICKING THE BOWL WHEN HE FINISHED IT! THANKS FOR THE AWESOME RECIPES YOU GUYS COME UP WITH! <3

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  18. This soup sounds really tasty!

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  19. I'm a little bit confused right now (english is not my native language): Does red pepper mean red bell pepper or the spicy kind of pepper?

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    1. Did you use canned coconut milk or regular carton-style coconut milk? If the latter, can I sub in something like almond milk instead?

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  20. it was the canned coconut milk, i'm sure the carton style would be fine, it will just be a lighter soup. :)

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  21. oh my god! this looks amazing I love thai food and peanut butter ! Thank you so much :)

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  22. ohhh that's making me hungry! I'm 11 weeks preggo and I've had really bad morning sickness but it's finally starting to go away. I made a version of this with ramen noodles and it's really yummy. never thought about putting tomatoes in there though

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  23. Super excited - I think I will make this for dinner!! We're snowed in so I will have to make some substitutions, but I think I can make it work :)

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  24. This soup is absolutely delicious !!!! I will make a batch on Sunday and hoard it for myself all week!! Love it!

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