Carrot Cashew Soup
“It smells really good, but Carrot cashew soup?!? Well, I’ll try anything as long as there is a back-up frozen pizza! ” – Guy
” Ok, Just give it a shot babe, if you don’t like it we can pull out the pizza. I won’t be offended.” – Me
“WOW, this is EXCEPTIONAL! You didn’t sell this, to me, very well. I was one step away from the fridge.” – Guy
“Mmm…your right it is EXCEPTIONAL!” – me
“I don’t like this!” – Amelia
This dish is a vitamin and mineral extravaganza!
Carrot Cashew Soup (recipe adapted from Journey Inn Cuisine)
- 4 -5 carrots
- 1 cup dry roasted unsalted cashews
- 1 medium yellow onion – finely chopped
- 1 large sweet potato or 1/2+ can puréed organic sweet potato
- 2 cloves garlic – finely minced
- 1-2 tsp Curry powder (more or less to taste)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Vegetable or I used my homemade crock pot chicken broth (6 cups)
- Olive oil, butter, or BACON FAT! (yum!)
- Grind nuts as fine as possible.
- Saute chopped onion in your favorite oil or butter (we used bacon fat umm…yum!)
- Add chopped sweet potato to onions OR
- Add canned sweet potato purée
- Add broth of choice and cook until potato is soft or purée is well incorporated.
- Meanwhile in a separate pan sauté chopped carrots and garlic.
- Add curry, salt & pepper to carrots.
- Turn off heat.
- Option 1: Add ground cashews then, use a hand blender to purée soup. If you don’t have one, blend in the blender or food processor in small amounts at a time.
- Option 2: if you used sweet potato purée you may skip the blender step. Just whisk in the ground cashews and add seasoned cooked carrots. Done! Your soup will be a little chunky from the carrots.
- Option 3: If you prefer a smoother texture you can purée the cooked seasoned carrots, ground cashews and a bit of the soup (to thin it out)together and then add this back to the soup and whisk together.This is what we did. Confused yet? Sorry.
- Let sit for a few minutes before serving. DONE!
- p.s. we reserved some of the carrots for a little bit of chunky texture.
They say it’s even better the next day, but we wouldn’t know because it was G..O..N..E! I must make a double batch next time.
Idea: My genius husband made an awesome suggestion for this dish. Instead of ground cashews use puréed cooked lentils.This subsitution would make this dish very frugal. Genius! I will try this and report back.