Southern Peanut Soup

Southern Peanut Soup

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This creamy Southern Peanut Soup has a wonderful blend of flavors that will please your soup desires. Made with the freshest ingredients, this budget-friendly soup recipe will become one of your favorites.

Notes

Southern Peanut Soup – about $1 per serving

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup hot chicken stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • juice of 1/2 to 1 lime, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat, add onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes, until onions become translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
     
  2. Whisk flour into the onion mixture, cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the hot chicken stock. Turn the heat up to medium. While stirring, cook 5 minutes until moderately thickened.
     
  3. Next, whisk in the heavy cream and peanut butter, heat the soup through but do not bring to a boil. Stir in the lime juice.
     
  4. Serve with optional toppings such as chopped toasted peanuts, scallions, cilantro, cayenne or hot sauce. This soup is also delicious served chilled.

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