Easy Vegan Spicy Peanut Soup with Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts (recipe)

Easy Vegan Spicy Peanut Soup with Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts

Made on a rainy night, this spicy vegan peanut soup was a cinch to throw together. The flavours of peanut and ginger combine to create a spicy, sweet and silky texture and the crisp, cool crunch of the bean sprouts prevents the overall flavour profile from ever becoming cloying. This is a rather non-traditional (in this part of the world) take on comfort food. Although I used supermarket beansprouts when I first made it, now that I have started sprouting my own beans, I can’t wait to give it another try. I’ll be posting a guide to sprouting your own beans, and the health benefits of doing so in an upcoming post, so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy this simple pleasure!

Easy Vegan Spicy Peanut Soup with Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts
Source: Vegalicious.org

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup peanut butter
2 tbs. oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tbs. fresh ginger, grated
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 liter vegetable bouillon
1 tbs. tomato paste
splash tabasco
pinch salt
1 tbs. sugar
100 grams fresh mung bean sprouts

METHOD:

1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Add the chopped onions and saute until glassy.
2. Add the garlic and lightly brown.
3. Add the vegetable bouillon and the peanut butter and stir well to mix.
4. Add the tomato paste and spices and allow to simmer until warm and well blended.
5. Season to taste with salt, Tabasco and a pinch of sugar.
6. Just before serving add the fresh mung bean sprouts do not cook the bean sprouts, as their crunchiness adds a nice contrast to the smooth spiciness of the soup

This post was originally published January 13, 2009. It has been updated twice since then.

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  • http://chezannies.blogspot.com Nate

    This sounds very interesting and healthy. I wonder how it would do with almond butter.

    Did you mean “mung bean sprouts” instead of “peanut sprouts”?

    I am looking forward to your sprouting guide!

    Nate’s last blog post..In Memoriam: Ryosuke Yoshioka, the Sushi Man of San Francisco

  • http://chezannies.blogspot.com Nate

    This sounds very interesting and healthy. I wonder how it would do with almond butter.

    Did you mean “mung bean sprouts” instead of “peanut sprouts”?

    I am looking forward to your sprouting guide!

    Nate’s last blog post..In Memoriam: Ryosuke Yoshioka, the Sushi Man of San Francisco

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Nate – I can imagine that almond butter would work well :) Ooh thanks for spotting the typo, I will fix it now :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Nate – I can imagine that almond butter would work well :) Ooh thanks for spotting the typo, I will fix it now :lol:

  • http://www.cococooks.blogspot.com courtney

    What a beautiful shot of the soup.

    courtney’s last blog post..Yumm… Stromboli

  • http://www.cococooks.blogspot.com courtney

    What a beautiful shot of the soup.

    courtney’s last blog post..Yumm… Stromboli

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