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Carrot and Peanut Butter Soup
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Carrot and Peanut Butter Soup

Adding peanut butter to soup may sound a bit strange to some, but after trying this recipe, or other non traditional recipes for the sweet spread, you will be happy that you did!

  • 4-5 large carrots, skinned and chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 3 table spoons peanut butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 table spoons fresh basil
  • 2 table spoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • 2 table spoons salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 table spoon black pepper
  • 2 table spoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • Dash of sesame oil.

Put all ingredients in a soup pot, and boil for 20 minutes, until the vegetables have become tender. Remove from heat and set aside for at least 2 hours to cool.

Once the soup has cooled, transfer to a blender, and blend until the soup as reached a uniform consistency.

Return the soup to the soup pot, and heat gently before serving.

 

 

 

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  1. Sue St Clair
    Are there any good substitutes for sesame oil in this recipe? I have an intolerance to it.
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    1. kristo
      kristo
      the sesame oil is just for extra flavour, its not that important. I just happen to love it and put it in everything.
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #4! I would have never thought about combining carrots with peanut butter. Will have to give this recipe a try.
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    1. kristo
      kristo
      Thanks Carolyn! it sounds a bit odd, but it works :)
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      1. SnakeWitch
        I put peanut butter in pasta sometimes, or stir fries. It's yummy!
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  3. Roopam
    I love carrot soup...and yes haven't tried peanut butter in soup...but I suppose it would add to the flavor...voted!
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  4. Kate Noel
    Kate Noel
    Voted! This sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to try it, especially with fall around the corner.
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  5. SnakeWitch
    Oh, and it's a creamed one, too! You're right, I've never thought about peanut butter in soup before, and with the carrots, I'm sure the flavours marry well. Thanks for the idea! Voted!
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  6. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. It sounds wonderful! Another Indonesian speciality? You might be interested in my latest recipe for Do-It-Yourself Doritos, and if you like it, you know what to do!! Thanks :-)
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    1. kristo
      kristo
      Thanks! no, not Indonesian, but they do love peanuts and use peanut sauce quite a lot. I will have a look at your recipe!
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