Proper Nutty Peanut Butter

African Peanut Butter Vegetable Stew

You can make this stew with any combination of vegetables – the more the merrier – it’s a great way of getting some of your 5 a day!


  1. Fry the onion and sweet potato in the oil until the onion has softened.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, spices, bay leaves, red pepper and kale and cook for a further 2-3 mins.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, vegetable stock, peanut butter and black beans and stir well.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked through, stirring frequently.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning – be generous with the black pepper!
  6. Serve on it’s own or with rice or cous cous and sprinkle with chopped coriander if desired.

Serves 4-6


  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sweet potato (approx.. 500g) cut into 2cm cubes
  • 150g kale, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g Proper Nutty peanut butter
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • Salt & black pepper