Southern Peanut Soup

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Southern Peanut Soup

Southern Peanut Soup


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3-4 cups hot chicken stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • Juice of 1/2-1 lime to taste


  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat, add onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes, until onions become translucent.
  • Whisk flour into the onion mixture, cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the hot chicken stock.
  • Turn the heat up to medium. While stirring, cook 5 minutes until moderately thickened.
  • Next, whisk in the heavy cream and peanut butter, heat the soup through but do not bring to a boil. Stir in the lime juice.
  • Serve with optional toppings such as chopped toasted peanuts, scallions, cilantro, cayenne or hot sauce.
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