Vegan Groundnut Stew

To celebrate World Vegan Month this November we're bringing you this hearty Groundnut Stew recipe.
A staple of Western Africa, this delicious dish is proof you can enjoy nutritious whole food plant-based food on a shoestring budget - and it is so easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 6
Calories 383 kcal


  • 1 large onion diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp ginger grated
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 chili peppers jalapeno, serrano, or habanero peppers, diced
  • 1 kg sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 can (~400g) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 L vegetable broth low-sodium
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter creamy or smooth
  • 150 g baby spinach
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander to garnish
  • crushed peanuts to garnish


  • In a large pot, heat a tablespoon of water over a medium heat, then add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chili peppers and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add additional water, one tablespoon at a time, as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, spices and liquids, and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in peanut butter, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the spinach and lemon juice.
  • Serve with rice, and topped with cilantro and crushed peanuts.
Keyword plant-based, wfpb

Photos by Amber Asakura

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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