From the Food Network comes an ingenious way to get the little ones to eat their vegetables (and possibly Dad, too!), a delicious pureed soup made with the all-time, kid-favorite – peanut butter! Check out for more family-friendly meal ideas!

Pureed Peanut Butter and Vegetable Soup


1 cup onion, diced

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 stalk celery, diced

4 carrots, diced

2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced

2 leeks, white part only, washed well and diced

4 cups vegetable broth

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, organic, no sugar preferably

1/2 cup tahini

Parsley, for garnish, minced

Scallions, for garnish, chopped


In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in the oil, stirring until onions are transparent. Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, leeks and broth. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer the soup until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne, black pepper, salt, peanut butter and tahini. Transfer the soup to a blender and puree it. Garnish and serve.