Ghanaian Peanut Soup

  • Yield: about 8 cups 1x


  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, no salt added (do not drain)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 cups cooked black eyed peas (or one 15 ounce can)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a food processor, add ginger and garlic. Process until minced.
  2. Add tomatoes in their juices, peanut butter and paprika. Process until smooth.
  3. Pour soup into a large pot. Place over medium heat and cook for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add black eyed peas and heat another 10 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste.