Friday, October 7, 2011


This creamy gluten-free soup suits people who like full-flavored dishes and aren't afraid of spice. It was one of the most popular posts here a while back, so with recent cooler weather, it seemed like the right time to let newer readers learn about this tasty gluten-free vegan dish.


1 T minced garlic

1 c chopped onion

1 c chopped celery

1 T oil

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp allspice

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp ancho chile powder

1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

6 c vegetable broth

1 c crushed tomatoes (canned)

1 13.5 oz can coconut milk

1 c peanut butter, smooth or chunky

1c lentils

1c parboiled yam cubes (about 1")


Saute onions, celery and spices on low flame, until onions are translucent. Add lentils and yams and cook for another couple of minutes, stirring well. Add half of broth. Whisk in half of peanut butter. Whisk in rest of broth and coconut milk, and mix in crushed tomatoes. Cook until yams are soft. Serve with chopped cilantro as garnish. Serves 4-6.


leneatiengo said...

Wow! Daring! But sounds good! I will definitely try this recipe!

G.F.Veg said...

this is the antithesis of a thin, not-really-filling vegan soup. this soup is stick-to-the-ribs and full of taste. hope you love it as much as i do!

NanAppetit said...

Peanut butter in soup. What a good idea!

G.F.Veg said...

comes from the african traditional "groundnut stew"

Anonymous said...

When do you add the coconut milk?

itchylittleworld said...

Sounds really interesting, different, delicious!

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I think the key is to learn from one another, so the more information out there to the masses, the better. With this in mind I’ve started a blog hop for anyone dealing with food allergies, eczema, or asthma, either for themselves or as a caregiver. If you’re interested in joining, please add a comment. I’d love to welcome you to the group.


G.F.Veg said...

re the coconut milk, thanks for catching the omission. i've corrected it.

G.F.Veg said...

hi itchy little world,
hope the food here adds to your repertoire of safe recipes for your family--and thank for stopping by!

Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land said...

My niece just made this soup for us this weekend, and wow, it was delicious! All of my favorite flavors combined into a steamy bowl of goodness. I can't wait to make it myself!

G.F.Veg said...

so happy you enjoyed this--and thanks for writing!