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Ivorian Peanut Sauce Peanut Sauce

This is a vegan recipe.

Peanut based stews are very common in West Africa, and I've made quite a few of them. This is a simplified version which was very easy to make vegan by just substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth. The original recipe called for serving it with ground beef, but you can serve it with any precooked vegetables or meats you want - or even add some more water and simmer it in the sauce. I did just that with some vegan chick'n strips.


Ivorian Peanut Sauce


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 bouillon cube or 1 tsp bouillon base
  • red pepper flakes to taste


Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add the chopped onion and cook until soft. Stir in the tomato paste, salt and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce temperature to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the peanut butter and cook, uncovered, for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the bouillon cube and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, without stirring.

Adapted from Constance's recipe at

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