How to Prepare Spicy African Yam Soup with Recipe

An unusual combination of simple ingredients makes a spicy and delicious soup ready in less than 45 minutes!


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • ½ cups of cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. In a stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion, sweet potatoes, and garlic until the onion is soft. Reduce heat if necessary, to avoid burns.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, thyme, and cumin. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the salsa, garbanzo beans, and zucchini. Simmer until softened, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked rice and peanut butter until the peanut butter has dissolved.
  5. Serve hot with pita chips and a green salad.