Silky Ginger PB Soup

6 Jan

A friend of mine made this tasty soup for an appetizer when we went to her house for dinner a couple months ago. I’ve been meaning to try it myself since then, and I finally got around to it. I’ll definitely be adding this to my regular recipe file.

If you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, this soup is totally vegan. It’s amazing how creamy and silky it is without any dairy. It makes for a smooth, rich, and filling lunch or dinner. The original called for just zucchini, but I decided to toss some carrots in there too. It came out a beautiful yellow color.

Silky Ginger Peanut Butter Soup

Overall, the flavors are strongly ginger-y and peanut butter-y, which is why I decided to go with that in the name. The original recipe didn’t use peanut butter at all, so I imagine the flavor profile changed quite dramatically. But the peanut butter is really tasty and adds more protein, which is especially helpful if you go with the veggie broth. The PB-ginger combo reminds me of Malay or Thai food. Delicious!

Try this out, and serve a big bowl as a main meal or a small cup as an appetizer for an Asian main course.

Silky Ginger Peanut Butter Soup

Silky Ginger PB Soup adapted from The Clothes Make the Girl

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 ounce fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup peanut butter

Heat oil in a large soup pot on medium heat, 2 minutes. Add onions and garlic. Stir often and cook until the onions and garlic are soft and golden, but not browned, about 7 minutes. Add ginger, salt, and black pepper; stir to combine.

Add the zucchini and carrots into the pot. Stir well, then cook ’til beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 45 -60 minutes until all the veggies are very soft.

Stir in the peanut butter. Puree with an immersion blender or by blending in batches in a blender or food processor. Serve hot.

Linking Up With:

Funday Monday from Still Being Molly
Block Party from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Made by you Monday from Skip to my Lou
Inspiration Monday from Twelve O Eight
Time to Sparkle from Love Grows Wild
Wonderfully Creative Wednesday from All She Cooks
Create It Thursday from Lamberts Lately
Full Plate Thursday from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
All Things Pretty from Sparkles and a Stove

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10 Responses to “Silky Ginger PB Soup”

  1. Miz Helen January 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Your Sliky Ginger Peanut Butter Soup looks like it would have fantastic flavor, can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

    • Alyson January 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

      Thanks, Miz Helen!

  2. Jessia January 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Alyson – quite an honor to get a shout-out on W&P. I love the idea of adding carrots — gonna have to try that myself :)

    Happy cooking!
    Jessica

    PS. Have your eggplant bharta on my ‘recipes to try list’. Can’t wait!

    • Alyson January 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

      Thanks for the recipe, and thanks for stopping by! We should swap more recipes soon. :)

  3. leslie January 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Congratulations…this post is being featured on Create It Thursday #37! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us last week!

    • Alyson January 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

      Thanks so much for featuring my recipe! I’m so excited!

  4. shopannies January 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    bet the pb lovers in my house would love this
    come see this at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    • Alyson January 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

      Thanks for visiting! The recipes on your site look amazing. :)

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