Vegan Tomato Peanut Stew [Recipe]

I tooootally forgot I meant to post this last week. Enjoy! I sure did.

Vegan Tomato Peanut Stew Recipe

Inspired by this peanut stew.


  • 1/3 large red onion
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (or more peanut butter – I ran out)
  • 3 medium, verging on too-ripe tomatoes
  • 2 small satoimo (taro) potatoes
  • large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 can of garbanzo beans (drained)
  • salt


  1. Put onions in a pan and cook on high-ish heat.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and add them, along with the nut butters. Reduce heat to low-medium.
  3. Add the potatoes (satoimo).
  4. Add the cilantro.
  5. Add the garbanzos.
  6. Cook for about 30 minutes, covered. Add salt, to taste.
  7. Serve with homemade bread (me) or rice (Bobby).

This is what satoimo look like:

Feel free to sub in a regular potato – I just didn’t have any on hand.

Before serving, I un-veganized it by adding parmesan (duh). I had this with my own homemade bread from the new breadmaker.


Do you eat stew? What is your favorite kind?


P.S. Please check out Natalie’s Hormone Survey! I might do a hormone post in the near future as well because I finally went to the doctor (I *finally* found a good one) and figured out what my dealio is.

7 Comments on Vegan Tomato Peanut Stew [Recipe]

  1. caronae
    30 August, 2011 at 11:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I love stew! But I very rarely make it. This one sounds really good, although I would have to find something with a similar texture/liquidity to substitute for the tomatoes (I hate them.

    I hope you’ve had a good summer Maggie! I’m finally back in the city. Yay!

  2. Biz
    1 September, 2011 at 3:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I love most stews – I love that yours had peanut butter in it! Although I would have added some sriracha! 😀

  3. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice
    1 September, 2011 at 5:59 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this recipe. I really like that you used taro. I love taro when eating out, but have never figured out how I could cook with it at home. Thanks!

  4. Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums
    2 September, 2011 at 10:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Maggie! thank you SO much for linking to my survey – so helpful and I really appreciate it!! =)

  5. food, food, food, and more food
    3 September, 2011 at 10:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I love stew! Especially homemade beef stew. I gotta try your recipe, it looks delicious.

  6. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    4 September, 2011 at 2:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my gosh – what’s your dealio?!? So happy you found a good doctor Maggie!

    Yes, I eat stew, and I think this recipe might be my new favorite. 🙂

  7. k
    4 September, 2011 at 4:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I sometimes make a bean or lentil stew. Yours looks lovely, I should try to cook with nut butter!