African Vegan Peanut Tofu Sauce

by Jill Dalton

Delicious ethnic sauce from the Gambia on the tip of West Africa. This Vegan Peanut Tofu Sauce recipe is a Nutritarian take on a traditional dish where we have replaced the oils, salt, and meat with nutrient-packed whole food goodness and eye watering flavors! This meal fully qualifies as Nutritarian, Vegan SOS Free (No animal products, salt, sugar, or oil), Vegetarian, gluten free.

African Vegan Peanut Tofu Sauce

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.8/5
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3 cloves garlic
3 onions
2 cans chopped tomatoes
blender container of water
1 jar tomato paste
juice of one lemon
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp onion powder
Tbsp Braggs liquid amino acids
1 block of firm tofu, drained and cubed
1/4 cabbage, chopped
bunch of kale, destemmed and chopped small


  1. Add garlic, onion and canned tomatoes to blender and blend lightly
  2. Add remaining ingredients along with the onion and tomato mixture to a large soup pan.
  3. Cook for about an hour stirring every 10 minutes to keep the bottom from burning.
  4. Serve over rice
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Birgit Röling February 24, 2018 - 10:47 am

This sauce is so delicious! Even my daughter eats it. Thank you very much for the recipe!

Marie April 21, 2019 - 7:52 pm

We absolutely love your recipes, Dalton family! Thank you for all you do!

We’d love to try out this recipe…can you tell me how many oz are in the jar of tomato paste?

Thanks again!

Jill Dalton April 22, 2019 - 9:40 am

6 oz

mjoan1234 April 22, 2019 - 7:59 am

This looks great and I like that you used avocado as the base.

Simon May 31, 2019 - 6:05 am

Gonna try this one tonight!

Simon May 31, 2019 - 8:38 am

What size are the tins of tomatoes? I’ve got 2x 400g, but it looks small.

Jill Dalton May 31, 2019 - 8:52 am

28 oz

Leigh Anna May 23, 2020 - 4:53 pm

Hi – I have had a delicious African peanut stew that does not use tomatoes and I prefer it over one’s that do use tomatoes. Do you have any suggestion for substitutions for the tomato components here?

Jill Dalton May 25, 2020 - 9:30 am

Sorry Leigh, it is one of the main ingredients so I don’t really have a substitute for it.

Mark May 29, 2020 - 7:20 am

Ok,…this may be my fav meal,..absolutely love it…I do minor changes,…. I know there are no rules to following recipes but my next batch will be with sliced mushrooms…

AS March 14, 2021 - 10:32 pm

OMG! Looks amazing. I am just looking forward for my next meal prep. I wonder how would it go with steamed cauliflower instead of Avacado. Please keep up sharing recipes and excitement :)!

Scott December 6, 2021 - 11:12 am

Hi, I’ve never seen tomato puree in a jar, usually it’s in a can or a tube. I’d appreciate a precise measurement; mucho thanks, Scott

Scott December 16, 2021 - 3:06 pm

I wish you’d be a little more precise in your measurements. “Blender container” of water depends on the size of the blender. A vitamix or blendtec is going to hold more than a standard Sunbeam. Also, “can of tomatoes” needs to specify the size. You did say what it was in a response to a query, so thanks for that.

Jill Dalton December 17, 2021 - 3:22 pm

Oh wow, I didn’t even know that was how I entered the ingredients. Sorry, that was when we first started the show and we didn’t quite have things streamlined yet. I will look at it.

Scott Sizer December 17, 2021 - 7:53 pm

Jill, sorry if I came off a bit harsh in that comment. I know you’re working hard at what you do and I appreciate it. So: Merry Christmas!


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