Please do not click away. I’m not crazy I swear! Well crazy is a relative term, out here in food blogger world, am I right folks???
But seriously this combo is actually awesome. I was skeptical at first too, But then I remembered I ate a peanut butter and onion sandwich aaaaand decided I had already crossed a line.
The first time I tried this combo, it wasn’t actually in a soup. I had already ventured down this road before. I was watching a cooking show, and this chef, added peanut butter to his sweet mashed potato.
The first time I did it, I put way too much in. A little peanut butter goes a long way. That rule also applies when you put peanut butter on a burger with bacon and cheese… we’ll chat about that later.
Now that I have probably totally grossed you out, go and make some sweet potato soup, and put some peanut butter on it… or not, your choice.
[Adapted from http://www.canadianliving.com/food/sweet_potato_soup.php%5D
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
1 Teaspoon of Garlic, Minced
4 Cups of Low Sodium Chicken Broth (Or Vegetable Broth , or Full Sodium Chicken Broth)
½ Teaspoon each of Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Creamy Peanut Butter
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch pieces. In a medium pot filled with water, add the cut up sweet potato, bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes until tender. I usually check with a fork. Drain the water and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until onions are tender. Add chicken broth and allow to heat.
In a blender, add sweet potato and chicken broth in 2 batches and puree until smooth.
Return pureed mixture to the medium pot. If it’s too thick, you can add a little water, or chicken broth if you have any left. Add the peanut butter and heat the soup through.
Serve with a sprinkle of crushed up peanuts or sesame seeds, like I did, cause I forgot to buy peanuts.