Cold Peanut Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 5 cups 1.25 l ) ;

    4 to 5

    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Peanuts, or groundnuts, are not nuts. They are legumes that grow in pods like peas. They grow under the ground and have to be dug like potatoes. Made into peanut butter, they are an easily stored protein-rich soup base. It is possible to make one’s own peanut butter from unsalted peanuts. Grind them in a food processor or blender, adding a little peanut oil (see the recipe).

Delicious but not wildly attractive, the soup can be dressed up with