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Vegetable and peanut butter soup

Vegetable and peanut butter soup is a popular and cherished Malawian dish that is often served with Nsima (a thickened porridge made from cornmeal) Ellie Kisyombe shares the recipe she follows in her home when cooking for her son. Karibu Kwani!



  • 170 grams Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 250ml tomato puree or passata
  • 100ml water
  • a pinch of salt



  • Mix the passata and water in a measuring jug
  • Pour into a medium-large pan
  • Bring mixture to the boil
  • Bring down to a medium heat
  • Add the smooth peanut butter
  • Stir until smooth
  • Add your chard or green leaf  vegetable of your choice
  • Add little by little, keep stirring
  • Leave to cook for 2 mins


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Ellie Kisyombe

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