Southern Peanut Soup

  • Yield: servings


3tablespoons butter
1small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2tablespoons flour
3-4cups hot chicken stock or broth
1/2cup heavy cream
1cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
Juice of 1/2 - 1 lime (to taste)


  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat, add onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes, until onions become translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Whisk flour into the onion mixture, cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the hot chicken stock.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium. While stirring, cook 5 minutes until moderately thickened. Next, whisk in the heavy cream and peanut butter, heat the soup through but do not bring to a boil. Stir in the lime juice.
  3. Serve with optional toppings such as chopped toasted peanuts, scallions, cilantro, cayenne or hot sauce. This soup is also delicious served chilled.

—Recipe courtesy of