Jewel Yam & Chard Stew with Peanuts

Posted on March 10, 2016

Ingredients: 2 tbsp Organic coconut oil

1 Organic yellow onion, chopped

1 tsp Organic cumin seeds

3 or 4 Organic jewel yam, cut into chunks

½ tsp Organic chilli flakes

½ tsp Sea salt

1 can Organic diced tomato

½ cup Organic roasted peanuts

1 bunch Organic chard, leaves and stems, washed and roughly chopped


Directions: Heat a large saucepan with a lid over a medium heat and add the oil. Add the onion and fry until light golden. Stir in the cumin seeds until fragrant, about 1 min, then add the sweet potato, chilli flakes, tomatoes and 3 cups of water. Stir, cover and bring to the boil, then uncover and simmer for 15 mins.

Meanwhile, whizz the peanuts in a food processor until finely ground, but stop before you end up with peanut butter. Add them to the stew, stir and taste for seasoning – you may want to add a pinch more salt. Simmer for a further 15 mins, stirring frequently.

Finally, stir in the chard. Return to the boil and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins or until the chard is cooked. Serve piping hot with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.