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African peanut stew in an ornate white bowl sits in the center on a wooden cutting board. The stew is topped with strips of jasmine rice, chopped collard greens, and chopped peanuts. To the right of the bowl is a white and blue checkered tea towel. To the left of the bowl is half of a lime and sliced sweet potato. Scattered about are chopped collard greens and chopped peanuts.
Vegan African Peanut Stew {Vegan, Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This African peanut stew is great for cool, fall nights! Serve over jasmine rice, with a splash of lime juice, and topped with chopped peanuts.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: African
Keyword: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 289 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (~2 cups)
  • 1/2 poblano pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 cups collard greens, roughly chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can cannelllini beans, drained and rinsed
  • cooked jasmine rice, chopped peanuts, and lime juice for serving
  1. Heat extra light olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until it begins to shimmer.

  2. Add onion, pepper, and sweet potato. Saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

  3. Add garlic and spices. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  4. Add tomato paste and peanut butter. Mix until thoroughly combined.

  5. Add broth and water. Stir together. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  6. Add collard greens and beans. Stir together. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, uncovered.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan African Peanut Stew {Vegan, Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 289
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutritional information on The Panicked Foodie is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.