African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

55 minutes and serves 4!

Recipe altered from

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, very finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili pepper
  • 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tsp dried coriander (optional)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 1 lb), peeled and diced
  • 1 can kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas (or frozen/canned corn)
  • 2 cups hearty leafy greens (spinach, arugula, kale, collard)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. If you’re using a can of diced tomatoes, blend them along with their juice for a few seconds in the food processor or blender, just to break them up.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft but not brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger and chili and cook for about 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stir to combine then add the peanut butter (and coriander, if using), stirring it in until smooth.
  5. Stir in the broth add sweet potatoes. Cover the pan and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the black beans, peas/corn, greens and cook until the beans and peas/corn are heated through and the greens are wilted.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, and add additional crushed chili flakes, as per your heat preference.

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    1. Let me know what you think of it! Thank you for checking out the blog, Nancy!

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