So delicious! The cashews make all the difference here, lending a velvet creamy texture, that pairs so well with the familiar garlicky tomato tones. The carrots give a hint of sweetness and enhance nutrition, while the fresh basil brings it all together. Such a simple dish, yet packed full of flavour and goodness! Kids of all ages love this ❤️
Comforting Velvet Tomato Cashew Soup
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 medium carrots, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp tomato paste
6 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 lt vegetable stock
1 cup soaked raw cashews, drained
2 sprigs fresh basil
Salt & pepper to taste
🍅 In a deep large pan, add about half a cup from the vegetable stock and sauté the onion and the carrots until translucent and soft. After a few minutes add the garlic and continue to cook for a further minute. Mix in the tomato purée.
🍅 Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté while stirring for a few minutes, till they begin to soften. Add the cinnamon and the rest of the vegetable stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
🍅 Transfer to a high speed blender, along with the soaked cashews and the basil. Blend until very creamy. Then place back in the pan to reheat. Adjust seasoning and serve.
If you like, you can add some cooked pasta or other veggies to make this more chunky and hearty.
It can work brilliantly as a sauce too.