Peanut Soup Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Peanut Soup which belongs to the Soups recipe category.
- 3 tablespoons (42 g) butter
- 2 or 3 ribs celery, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 quarts (1.9 L) chicken broth
- teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal
- 1 cups (325 g) natural peanut butter (I use smooth.)
- 1 teaspoon guar gum (optional)
- 2 cups (420 ml) half-and-half or heavy cream
- Salted peanuts, chopped
Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the celery and onion in the butter.
Add the broth, salt, and peanut butter, and stir.
Cover and simmer on the lowest temperature for at least 1 hour, stirring now and then.
If you're using guar gum (it makes the soup thicker without adding carbs; most peanut soup is thickened with flour), scoop 1 cup (240 ml) of the soup out of the pot about 15 minutes before you want to serve it.
Add the guar gum to this cup, run the mixture through the blender for a few seconds, and whisk it back into the soup.
Stir in the half-and-half and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Garnish with the peanuts.
The carb count will depend on what brand of natural peanut butter you use (they have varying amounts of fiber) and whether you use half-and-half or heavy cream. Figure each serving has about 19 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber, for a total of 16 grams of usable carbs and 29 grams of protein. If your slow cooker will hold this quantity of ingredients (mine will), it's ideal for cooking this soup. Set it on High, cover it, and let it go for 2 to 3 hours.