This African-inspired recipe combines peanuts and sweet potatoes seamlessly into a deliciously rich stew. This nourishing dish is full of protein, starches, and super healthy greens. Plus, it's easy to doubles if you want leftovers.

Peanut Stew [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 2 tablespoon oil of choice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • Additional red pepper flakes, as desired


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Once it's warm, add your oil.
  3. Sauté the onions for about 5 minutes until they're translucent.
  4. Add your pressed garlic and grated ginger and stir the mixture to combine everything.
  5. Next add your ground cumin, coriander, salt and red pepper flakes and stir the mixture.
  6. Add your chopped tomatoes and allow a couple of minutes for the excess water to evaporate.
  7. Toss in your cubed sweet potatoes and stir the mixture.
  8. Add your vegetable broth and allow the sweet potatoes to simmer for about 12 minutes until they are fork tender.
  9. Turn off the heat and stir in the peanut butter.
  10. Mix in the chopped spinach and cilantro and allow a few minutes for them to wilt.
  11. Add more salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper as needed.
  12. Serve with rice or your grain of choice.
  13. Garnish the stew with cilantro, chopped peanuts, and red pepper flakes.


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