Tanzanian Food: Pea and Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

Written by Thomson Safaris

peanut butter soup from tanzania

Superfood, American staple, “Mother Nature’s vitamin pill” – peanuts have been called a lot of things. One thing we’re certain of, Tanzania peanut dishes taste amazing!

Exhibit A: this tasty soup from the staff at the Thomson Nyumba camps. Enjoy!

Pea and Peanut Butter Soup


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1.25 lbs cooked peas
  • 3 quarts vegetable/chicken stock
  • 2-4 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

1. Fry the onions and garlic until tender

2. Add cooked peas and mix well

3. Add vegetable or chicken stock, simmer for 5 minutes

4. Add peanut butter, cream, salt and pepper and cook until well-blended

5. Serve with chopped dill garnish