The Best Spicy Peanut Stew Recipe for Vegans

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Vegan Spicy Peanut Stew

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 250 Fat: 10g Carb: 38 Protein:10g

You'll need:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1, 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1, 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 handfuls of spinach or kale


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add red pepper, jalapeno pepper, sweet potato and canned tomato. Raise heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk peanut butter with 1 cup of stock until no clumps remain. Stir into large saucepan. Add remaining broth, chili powder and cayenne. Cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until sweet potato is tender.
  4. Stir in chickpeas and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted. 
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve.

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