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Overhead View of a Table Set with Bowl of Carrot Stew, Bread, Dish of Hot Sauce, and Fresh Cilantro
Gingery Carrot Stew with Peanuts and Cilantro
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This satisfying and flavor-packed carrot stew is simmered with North African spices, then sprinkled with crunchy peanuts and fresh cilantro before serving.
Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: African, American
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons dried coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium potato or sweet potato (depending on how sweet your carrots are and how sweet you like your soup) diced into about one inch cubes
  • 2 pounds carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoons chili paste or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • chopped or crushed roasted peanuts about ½ cup
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until soft, about five minutes.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, and spices. Continue to sautee about two more minutes.
  4. Add broth, carrots and potato. Cook, uncovered until carrots and potato are soft, about twenty minutes.
  5. Process veggies and broth in food processor, in batches if needed. I like to leave just a few carrot chunks.
  6. Return mixture to saucepan.
  7. Add chili paste, sugar and orange juice, and additional heat if needed.
  8. Ladle into bowls and top with cilantro, peanuts, maybe some extra chili paste or sriracha, and perhaps some cashew cream if you're feeling ambitious.
Nutrition Facts
Gingery Carrot Stew with Peanuts and Cilantro
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 166
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.4g28%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Sodium 973mg41%
Potassium 749mg21%
Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugar 15.9g18%
Protein 12.9g26%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.