African Soups and Stews Recipes

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African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

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A delicious soup combining the tastes of sweet potatoes, peanuts, and tomatoes.

Nigerian Peanut Soup

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I learned to make this for a few Nigerian friends.


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This is the soup that Moroccans traditionally use to break the fast every night of Ramadan. Season with salt, pepper, mint leaves and cinnamon to taste.


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This is one of my treasured recipes, it is wonderful on cold days. This recipe originates from somewhere in North Africa.

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

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This recipe came to be as a way to use the kale that was flourishing in my garden. It could also incorporate all kinds of other vegetables - whatever is in your fridge that needs to be used. Serve over couscous.

Spicy African Yam Soup

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

Zimbabwean Chicken and Vegetable Soup

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This hearty and delicious soup combines a wonderful variety of vegetables with peanut butter and a few red pepper flakes for unexpected flavors and just the right amount of kick.

Egusi Soup

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This soup is native to West Africa (Nigeria) and many of my American as well as Nigerian friends have enjoyed it. It is a great soup for those who like to try something different every once in a while. Ground Egusi seeds give this soup a unique color and flavor. If you can't find Egusi seeds, you can substitute pumpkin seeds. Any combination of crab, shrimp and smoked fish can be used in place of the shrimp. Drained, smoked oysters and chicken can be used in place of the beef.

West African Peanut Stew

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A hearty stew that's super-easy to make and great for peanut butter lovers. Can be made vegetarian or with chicken. In a pinch, feel free to use vegetable or corn oil for peanut oil, powdered ginger for fresh, water for stock, etc. Kale works well in place of collard greens.

Make-Ahead Vegetarian Moroccan Stew

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This delicious, healthy North African-inspired stew is a family favorite, served with warm bread or even over couscous. You can make the entire stew ahead of time, let it cool, and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for several months. You can also chop the veggies and mix the spices ahead of time, freeze them, and assemble it with the canned ingredients the day you wish to cook it for a wonderful exotic meal in just 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

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I have been making this Moroccan-style recipe for years. It's so easy to make, it has become a tradition in our household.

African Peanut Soup

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This oddly wonderful combination of ingredients make a surprisingly different and delicious soup that everyone will enjoy! Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top and some crusty bread for dipping. YUM!
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African Sweet Potato And Peanut Soup

"Excellent recipe!! I added a little extra cayenne pepper because I like it spicy, but other than that it was perfect." – MMEKKY

Moroccan Lentil Soup

"An awesome recipe!! Even my kids, 14 and 11 years old, liked it, and had seconds." – LAK48

Ethiopian Firfir with Dried Beef (Quanta Firfir)

This is a popular traditional Ethiopian dish. Please enjoy. This recipe can also be made with fresh beef or lamb!