West African Sweet Potato Soup
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper flakes, or to taste
4 cups peeled chopped sweet potatoes
3 cups water
3 cups low sodium tomato juice
1 cup natural, low sodium peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
Heat 2-3 tablespoons water in a soup pot and water saute onions and celery until tender.
Stir in the ginger and hot pepper flakes and saute for one minute. Add sweet potatoes and
water, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about
Stir in tomato juice and peanut butter. Working in batches, blend the soup in a high-
powered blender. Return to the pot, add the parsley or cilantro and reheat.
Recipe from DrFuhrman.com