Peanut Soup

Try this Peanut Soup for dinner tonight
Virginia: Peanut Soup

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Never heard of peanut soup? Virginians love this soup, which celebrates one of their biggest crops. You start with peanuts, and then soak them to create a creamy soup that can be made ahead for a simple and delicious meal.

4
Servings
537
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 Cups vegetable stock
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 Teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish

Directions

Bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a pot.

While the stock is heating, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy pan.  Sauté the onion until soft, about 10 minutes. Then, add the flour at once, whisk, and cook until still pale in color, but the roux has the texture of sand. Slowly, add the stock to the roux, whisking to incorporate. Stir in the heavy cream and peanut butter. Add the hot sauce and lime juice. Ladle into bowls and garnish with the chopped peanuts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
114µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
177mg
18%
Choline, total
36mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
38µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
157mg
22%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
1853mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
102g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.