A little spicy, a little nutty, a lot delicious!
Hearty, filling, vegan, gluten free and packed with plant based protein!
Cozy Comfy Curry Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
2 Sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
5 Carrots (peeled and chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
4 Cloves garlic (pressed)
1 Cup of cashews (pre-soaked, drained and rinsed)
1/3 Cup peanut butter
4 Cups vegetable broth
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tsp freshly grated ginger
1 Tbsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 Tsp salt
Juice of a lime
Freshly ground pepper to taste
~Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with boiled water for one hour.
~In a skillet, sauté onions in the olive oil until translucent and tender, add the pressed garlic and grated ginger, curry powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 minutes longer.
~Set crock pot on low for 5-6 hours. Add vegetable broth, sweet potato chunks, carrots, onion and garlic mixture, mix together and let cook.
~Drain and rinse cashews
~About 30 minutes before the soup is finished cooking completely, add drained and rinsed cashews, peanut butter and lime juice.
~Use an immersion blender to purée into delicious creamy goodness! Or use blender and blend in small batches.
Enjoy with a scoop of quinoa or a scoop of cooked lentils… or both!
This soup is also delicious topped with toasted chic peas and toasted pumpkin seeds.
I like to set up a “toppings board” with this soups, offering all of the toppings that compliment it so well so that my guests may choose their favourites, try something new and even come back for seconds and a different combination.
Soup definitely does not have to be boring! Very perfect for these colder months when our bodies are craving heartier and spicier foods but we also want to stay healthy, clean up our eating habits and fuel our bodies with nutritious and delicious, filling and satisfying foods!
My “Toppings Board” would include:
Roasted chicken peas
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Chunks of bread (gluten free if needed)
Zucchini and chic pea mini veggie balls
(Recipe link to come)
Vegan sour cream