Spicy African Yam Soup


An unusual combination of simple ingredients that render a spicy, tasty soup that's ready in less than 45 minutes!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 cup chunky salsa

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 cup diced zucchini

  • ½ cup cooked rice

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Saute onion, sweet potato, and garlic until onion is soft. Turn down heat if necessary to prevent burning.

  2. Stir in the chicken broth, thyme and cumin. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in salsa, garbanzo beans and zucchini. Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Stir in the cooked rice and peanut butter until the peanut butter has dissolved. Serve hot with pita chips and a green salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
7g Fat
62g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 822mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 941mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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