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Creamy Lettuce Soup with Cashew Nut

Creamy Lettuce Soup with Cashew Nut

There are some days when all you need is a delicious creamy heartwarming soup to brighten up your day. Look no further! We got you covered!

Before we get to the good stuff, let me get something out of my system. There is the great misconception that being vegan means giving up on that creamy comforting texture that the soul sometimes needs. Well, guess what? That's a big fat lie! 

There is always an alternative, in this case cashews do the trick and they do it gracefully. You can blend in cashews to add texture with many vegetables, may it be broccoli, carrot, pumpkin, beetroot, you name it, the result will be pretty much the same. So fear no more and blend those cashews away!!

Added to the fact that cashews are able to turn any soup into a beautiful creamy marvel there are many other benefits that will have you wanting to buy them by the barrel.

Cashews are loaded with fats…that's a benefit and no, I am NOT kidding! Before you give me the stink-eye and walk away let me build up on that. They are loaded with fats but the healthy kind, the ones the body needs to absorb fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, K and E.

They are also a good source of fatty acids and Iron which carries oxygen through the body, all this in conjunction improves brain development and its function, amongst other things. You'll be sharp as a brand new Japanese knife if you are able to keep up with your recommended cashew intake.

But wait, that's not it, cashews help improve your immune system and are a great source of protein (about 21g per cup), this light tasteful soup has 14g of protein! Being cashews its main contributor. 

Ok. Back to business. The soup. 

We love this soup not only because of its creamy texture but because it's so light, easy to make and because of the amount of nutrients contained in a single bowl. Perfect for a quick guilt-free option that works well as an in-between-meal, an entree or even a light meal when your not feeling too voracious without having to compromise nutrition.

For this recipe you will only need 10 ingredients, most, if not all, are staples in any kitchen and easily accessible at any supermarket. I like getting cashews at bulk stores if possible, that way you can get as little or as much as you want, and they are usually cheaper this way. After gathering all your ingredients it is basically a pot-blender-pot move and in merely 20 minutes your soup will be ready to enjoy. 

So there it is, a hearty flavourful creamy soup that will have you coming back for more! 

Ingredients
6
Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Cilantro

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 14 tsp black pepper
  • 1 head butterhead lettuce (washed)
  • 12 cup cashew nuts
  • 12 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 2 large scallion (washed and thinly sliced)
  • 12 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth

For the garnish

  • 1 tbsp lime (thinly grated zest)

Directions

  1. Heat up the oil in a big pot and fry the scallion together with the cashew nuts for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the soup ingredients to a blender (vegetable broth has to be cold) and blend everything well.
  3. Pour back the soup to the pot and heat it up, but don't boil it.
  4. Adjust taste before serving, and add some garnish on top, enjoy!

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