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Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup Instant Pot

chickpea soup in two bowls with green onion and peanut garnish

Instant Pot (or stove top) Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup is peanutty, savoury, and packed with big bold flavour! This chunky, brothy soup is true comfort food for the soul. It’s filled with delicious flavours, it’s warming and comforting, and perfectly wholesome. It’s vegan, and made without oil or gluten, making it perfect for all eating preferences.

green onion garnished on thai peanut chickpea soup

How do you make Thai peanut Chickpea soup?

This delicious soup recipe is so simple to make, just toss everything, except the peanut butter into your Instant Pot (or large stove top pot) and start. Stir in the peanut butter once soup is ready and serve garnished with green onion, chopped peanuts, sriracha, or any other desired topping.

For my veggies, I’m using sweet potato, red bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms and corn. Feel free to customize to suit your tastes. You may sub the sweet potatoes for white, if preferred. Or you can add chopped onion, peas, cauliflower, or any of your favourite vegetables.

sweet potatoes, chickpeas, corn, mushrooms, zucchini, red pepper on cutting board

I use canned chickpeas here because the vegetables will cook quickly and dry chickpeas will not cook well in one pot. If you do prefer using dry chickpeas, and you’re using the stove top method, you can soak them overnight, then cook the chickpeas in the broth and add the veggies in the last 15-20 minutes of cooking for similar results. You may need a little extra broth to make up for the extra cooking time. When your soup is ready, stir in the peanut butter and serve.

peanut butter pouring over chunky soup in instant pot

This Thai peanut chickpea soup is:

  • nutty
  • savoury
  • rich
  • creamy
  • oil free
  • vegan
  • gluten free
  • EASY
  • and mouth watering

chickpea soup in bowls on wooden cutting board

The flavours here are truly incredible. The flavours in this soup remind me of a peanut chicken dish from one of my favourite Thai restaurants, that I enjoyed in the past, that they serve over steamed rice. But now I’ve got a meatless version for y’all to enjoy! So whether you prefer to enjoy this as a soup, or ladled over rice, this dish will certainly be a winner.

spoon lifting bite out of bowl of chunky soup

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chickpea soup in two bowls with green onion and peanut garnish

Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup Instant Pot

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, oil free, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Big bold flavour packed into every bite of this absolutely incredible Thai peanut chickpea soup. Make it in your hands off Instant Pot, or stove top.
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  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 zucchini diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato diced (approx 2 cups)
  • 8 oz package cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 19 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed (approx 2 cups)
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce if not avoiding gluten
  • 1 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter

Optional Garnishes

  • green onion
  • chopped peanuts
  • cilantro
  • sriracha
  • jalapeno


Instant Pot Directions

  • Dump all the ingredients, except the peanut butter into your Instant Pot and lock the lid, ensuring the valve is set to the sealing position. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes, (it will take about 15 minutes to reach pressure) then quick release the steam once the timer is complete.
  • When safe to open the lid, stir in the peanut butter. Serve garnished with desired toppings.

Stove Top Directions

  • Add all the ingredients, except the peanut butter to a large pot with a little extra water or broth to cover the veggies, as needed.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat then once boiling, reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, until veggies are fork tender. Stir in the peanut butter and serve with desired garnishes.
Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4030IU | Vitamin C: 39.5mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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  3. Jessica

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this soup 🙌🏼 I’ve made it several times already for the family. The hubs and I enjoy it with a bit of hot sauce 🔥🔥

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