Peanuts are a common ingredient in African cooking and are actually a legume, not a nut. Quinoa, although not a common ingredient in Africa, makes a nice addition to this dish. Combined, the peanuts and quinoa make a complete protein with all essential amino acids. This makes a superb healthy dish, with immune boosting garlic and the kale added for minerals.
Makes around 4 servings.
Takes less than an hour to cook.
You'll need a soup pot.
1. Heat a large soup pot on medium heat. Add the oil and then the onion, leek, garlic, jalapeno, celery, and carrot. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables are softened. Stir in the tinned tomato and spices, and season with some salt and pepper.
2. Add the stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes and add the quinoa, simmer for another 10 mins.
3. Add the kale and the peanut butter. Stir to blend in completely. Add the tomato puree and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary, adding lemon for brightness or more tomato paste for sweetness.