Garden Tomato soup with Cashew Walnut cream
the best tomato soup in the world
- A splash of veggie broth for sautéing veggies (or your favorite oil if using oil)
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic (2-3 cloves)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 36 about 36 ounces pure Italian whole/peeled or crushed tomatoes (no other ingredients)
- 32 ounces veggie broth
- Himalayan Pink salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1 cup Cashew Walnut Cream Sauce
- (ingredients for cashew walnut cream sauce)
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
- 1 cup walnuts, soaked
- 1/2 cup water (from soaking nuts, plus more for desired consistency)
- Himalayan pink salt & ground black pepper, to taste
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 30mins
In a pot, or sauté pan, sauté the carrots, celery and garlic in oil (or veggie broth) until soft. Add the basil, oregano, thyme and smoked paprika and cook a few more minutes.
At this point you can transfer the mix to a crock pot. Then add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
If cooking in the pot, add the rest of the ingredients into the pot, bring to a simmer, and cook covered on low for 2 hours.
Once done (either way you cook), use an immersion blender to puree the soup. You can also do it slowly in a regular food processor, blender or high speed blender but be careful to let it cool a bit.
When the soup is pureed, add in the cream sauce and mix well. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or paprika if needed. Cook 10-20 more minutes and serve!
(directions for cashew walnut cream sauce)Soak the nuts for at least two hours in a bowl of water, make sure the water covers them completely since they puff up while soaking.
Put nuts and about ½ cup of the soaking water in a blender, food processor or high speed blender with the salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy, add more salt/pepper to get to desired taste. Also add more water to get to desired consistency.