West-African Peanut Stew with Butternut Squash & Spinach

African Peanut Stew
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A recipe for peanut butter lovers! But this time, it’s not a sweet treat! It is our favourite West-African Peanut Stew. We cooked butternut squash, pepper and spinach in spiced peanut butter stock to create a rich, creamy and satisfying stew for cold winter evenings!

This recipe is the first West-African dish that I have ever made. But after eating it for the first time, I knew I needed more African food in my life! Made with copious amounts of peanut butter, it is so incredibly rich and creamy, that it makes a perfect cold winter day dish. We served it with simple brown rice and garnished it with some extra herbs and spices!

The African Peanut Butter Stew itself is spiced with ground cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper and ginger. It is kind of like Indian curry, but with lots of peanut butter (which in my books is a great thing)!

Not only, 100% plant-based, but this African Peanut Butter Stew is also gluten-free, suitable for celiacs! What is more, this recipe is open to so many variations based on your preferences, availability of ingredients and time. We’ve made it is sweet potatoes, kale, green lentils… Or you can make it with chicken instead of butternut squash!


How We Make our African Peanut Stew?

First, get all of your ingredients ready, weighed and chopped.

Cook brown rice following packet instructions. Once cooked, keep warm in a pan covered with a lid. Mix hot vegetable stock and smooth peanut butter.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan with 2 tbsp of oil. Tip in the onions and fry for 5 minutes to soften. Add the ginger, cayenne, ground coriander, cumin, chillies (save some for garnish) and some black pepper. Add the butternut squash and pepper and cook, stirring, for approx. 2 mins.

Add the peanut butter stock, stir, cover with a lid and cook on low-medium heat for 10-15 min or until butternut squash is soft and tender.

Once the butternut is cooked, add the spinach and half of the coriander and stir until wilted.

Serve African Peanut Stew on a bed of brown rice. Sprinkle with the reserved coriander, chilli and lime wedges for squeezing over, if using.


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West-African Peanut Stew with Butternut Squash & Spinach

A recipe for peanut butter lovers! But this time, it's not a sweet treat! It is our favourite West-African Peanut Stew. We cooked butternut squash, pepper and spinach in a spiced peanut butter sauce to create a rich, creamy and satisfying stew for cold winter evenings!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine West African
Servings 2 portions
Calories 766 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 140 g brown rice
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 180 g butternut squash cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 pepper cut into bite size pieces
  • 50 g spinach
  • 100 g smooth peanut butter
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 10 g root ginger finely chopped or minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 10 g fresh coriander finely chopped, including stalks
  • ½ lime, cut into wedges optional

Instructions
 

  • First, cook brown rice following packet instructions. Once cooked, keep warm in a pan covered with a lid.
  • Mix hot vegetable stock and smooth peanut butter.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan with 2 tbsp of oil. Add the onions and fry 5 mins to soften. Add the ginger, cayenne, ground coriander, cumin, chillies (save some for garnish) and some black pepper. Add the butternut squash and pepper and cook, stirring, for approx. 2 mins.
  • Add the peanut butter stock, stir, cover with a lid and cook on low-medium heat for 10-15 min or until butternut squash is cooked.
  • Once the butternut is cooked, add the spinach and half of the coriander and stir until wilted.
  • Serve African Peanut Stew on a bed of brown rice. Sprinkle with the reserved coriander, chilli and lime wedges for squeezing over, if using.

Nutrition

Calories: 766kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 27gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 883mgPotassium: 1390mgFiber: 12gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 11643IUVitamin C: 134mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 6mg
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