Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

This sweet potato peanut stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables in a delicious coconut sauce spiced with turmeric and cumin, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. You could even say this is a curry of sorts. It’s creamy, has a satisfying texture, awesome flavor and it’s super nutritious.

This sweet potato peanut stew has:

spices: turmeric, cumin & cayenne
garlic / onions
vine-ripened tomatoes
sweet potatoes
all-natural chunky peanut butter
squeeze of lime juice
splash of soy sauce
baby spinach

All of which give it the power to reduce inflammation, boost antioxidants, promote youthful health, and loads of vital nutrients.

Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

A healthy recipe that’s easy to adapt!

The bonus is, it’s easy to prepare and you can get it on the table within an hour, making it totally doable for any night of the week. Plus leftovers are just as tasty! In winter, spinach can be swapped out for kale (my favorite being Tuscan kale). You can trade out a little sweet potato for cooked chickpeas, or regular potatoes, or even add some cauliflower to the mix. Yes, these are my favorite kinds of recipes – ones that just kind of let you do whatever you want to do and make it your very own.

Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

How to serve Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

It’s perfect served with brown rice, quinoa, Grünkern or your own favorite whole grain choice. I like this best with steamed brown rice, but you could also enjoy it as is and serve it with fresh-baked flatbread to sop up the sauce.

Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach
5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

Simple and delicious! This sweet potato peanut stew recipe is tasty, nutritious, comfort food in a bowl. Plus it's naturally suitable for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Course Main Course
Category Curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 436 kcal
Autor Elle


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 6 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped (800-900 g)
  • 1 x 400ml can organic coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium sweet potato peeled and cubed (600 g)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (natural, unsweetened)
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 100 g baby spinach

To garnish:

  • roasted unsalted peanuts
  • fresh coriander


  1. In a large non-stick skillet (or wok) and heat the oil over medium heat, add the shallots and sauté for 8-10 minutes until soft and starting to brown.
  2. Add in the garlic, cumin, turmeric and cayenne. Stir for a 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, increase heat to medium-high and cook for 5 minutes, then add the coconut milk, water and sweet potatoes; bring to a light boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Then add the spinach and simmer for a couple more minutes, until spinach is wilted.
  6. Serve into bowls and top with some peanuts and fresh coriander. Enjoy!


Easily adaptable, try this recipe with a mix of sweet potatoes and chickpeas, sweet potatoes and cauliflower, or a mix of sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and spinach.

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