In my search for healthy recipes I came upon a recipe for African Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes. After looking over the ingredients it seemed like an unusual combination but I was willing to give it a try. It was so delicious, very creamy and a perfect soup for a cold winter day.
African Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 uncooked sweet potato, peeled and chopped into ½ inch cubes
2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
4 cups, vegetable broth
6 Tbsp. peanut butter
8 cups baby spinach
Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and cook, stirring often until softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the sweet potato, carrots, and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ginger, cloves, salt and cayenne and cook for another 30 seconds. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Cover the saucepan and reduce the heat to low and simmer slowly, stirring ever so often, until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
Add the spinach and cook for another 10 minutes of so until the spinach is wilted. Serve. Makes about 6 servings.
Next time you’re looking for a delicious soup try this African Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes, it’s a winner. The original recipe was found on the Weight Watchers site.