Guest Post: Thai Peanut Soup

Hi there! I’m Laura, and I’m thrilled to be blogging for Daria. Some of you may know me from my blog, the Joyful Fox, where I mostly share outfit photos and inspiration. Today, however, I’d like to share something a little different with you all: a recipe that has become my absolute favorite in recent months!

Full disclosure: I don’t have that natural cooking sense that some people seem to have. If you would have shown me the list of ingredients for this soup, I probably would have thought you were crazy. Peanut butter? In soup? But that shows how much I know, I guess, because this soup is one of the greatest things to ever hit my taste buds. So, shall we?

thai peanut soup


Thai peanut soup
Serves 6
  1. 3 cloves garlic, minced (I cheated and used minced garlic from a jar)
  2. 2 red peppers, diced
  3. 1 carrot, sliced
  4. olive oil for frying
  5. 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  6. two small stalks lemongrass, chopped fine
  7. 2 cups coconut milk
  8. 1 cup natural peanut butter
  9. 4 cups vegetable broth/stock
  10. 1/4 cup lime juice
  11. 3 tbsp. cumin
  12. 1 tbsp. coriander
  13. 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  14. sriracha to taste
  15. cilantro, chopped
  16. dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  1. Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, lime juice, garlic, carrots, lemongrass, tomatoes, and spices to a large pot; bring to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, heat up some olive oil in a pan and saute the chopped red pepper until dark sear marks appear, and then add them to the pot. Once the mixture has come to a boil, stir in the peanut butter and a small handful of cilantro leaves to taste.
  3. Once the peanut butter has stirred in, let the soup simmer for 20 minutes. Blend (or partially blend) the soup to make it extra smooth – an immersion blender works great for this, but you can also transfer it to a regular blender.
  4. Serve with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro as a garnish.
  1. You can also add in some sriracha if you wish, but if you’re cooking for people who can’t handle as much spice, you can leave it out and allow people to add their own.
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That’s all there is to it! I first had this kind of soup in a restaurant and I thought that there was no way I could ever enjoy it at home; I’m so glad I was mistaken, because this soup is a cinch for even a culinary newbie like me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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