Spinach Peanut Stew

What You Need

Equipment:

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Skillet or frying pan
Wooden spoon or spatula
Hot pad

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
1 medium onion
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tomato
3 cups chopped fresh spinach OR 1 package frozen spinach, thawed
¼–½ cup chopped peanuts
Dash of cayenne pepper
½ cup water or vegetable stock

What to Do

Dice the onion and tomato.
Pour oil into frying pan. Heat over medium heat.
Add onion. Add salt and pepper. Sauté for 2–3 minutes.
Stir in peanut butter, tomato paste, and tomato.
Add a dash of cayenne pepper*.
Add spinach and peanuts. Stir.
Add water or stock.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10–15 minutes.

Serve the hot stew over rice. (Cook the rice according to directions on the package.)

Cook’s Tip

Slice and peel off the papery covering of the onion, then slice the white layers.