West African Peanut Stew

west african peanut stew


1 cup polenta/rice

2 garlic cloves

1 oz ginger

1 red onion

6 oz kale

2.5 cups vegetable broth

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 T sriracha

1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup peanuts


  1. Add 1 cup of polenta or rice, 1.5 cup water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 min. until cooked through.
  3. Peel and mince garlic and ginger. Peel and dice red onion. Destem and thinly slice kale and set it aside.
  4. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, onion, and splash of vegetable broth. Cook for 3 min.
  5. Add vegetable broth and a pinch of salt/pepper to pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 5 min.
  6. Add peanut butter, sriracha, and tomatoes to soup and stir. Add in kale and cook until soup is slightly thickened, about 5 min.
  7. Divide stew between large bowls. Top with polenta or rice and sprinkle with peanuts.