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Asparagus Spinach Soup

Creamy Asparagus Spinach Soup, made with fresh veggies and a creamy, comforting cashew cream. 

Asparagus Spinach Soup | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

People often ask me where I get ideas for recipes. I have a notes section in my phone that I add to weekly, sometimes daily. I get inspiration from all kinds of places; a food magazine I’m flipping through at the doctor’s office, cruising Facebook or Pinterest, restaurant menus, my favorite blogs, you name it. I can’t exactly remember where this idea came from, but for some reason “Asparagus Soup” caught my eye and I knew it had to be on my blog.

The first time I made this was in my food processor, and I didn’t soak my cashews in water overnight and the soup, while incredibly delicious tasting, didn’t have the smooth texture my Vitamix produces. So I highly recommend, if you don’t have a Vitamix, soaking the cashews overnight in water and then draining before using them in this recipe. It will help create that smooth texture.

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To begin, add the cashews and the nutritional yeast to a food processor. Blend until a powder-like substance. Set aside in the food processor for later.

To a large sauté pan, add 1/4 cup vegetable broth over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 4-5 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally. Add another 1/4 cup vegetable broth and asparagus. Sauté for 6-7 minutes until asparagus is soft. Add the almond milk and spinach leaves, and stir. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until spinach starts to wilt.

Transfer the spinach/asparagus mix to the food processor, over top the cashew mix, then add the lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Blend until the soup is smooth, about 1 minute. The soup will be hot so you can serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Asparagus Spinach Soup | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups soup, or 4 servings.

Asparagus Spinach Soup | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

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Asparagus Spinach Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Asparagus Spinach Soup | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

Creamy Asparagus Spinach Soup, made with fresh veggies and a creamy, comforting cashew cream.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews (*soaked in water overnight and drained- see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, divided
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounces (1 bunch) asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine or coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. To begin, add the cashews and the nutritional yeast to a food processor. Blend until a powder-like substance. Set aside in food processor for later.
  2. To a large sauté pan, add 1/4 cup vegetable broth over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 4-5 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally. Add another 1/4 cup vegetable broth and asparagus. Sauté for 6-7 minutes until asparagus is soft. Add the almond milk and spinach leaves, and stir. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until spinach starts to wilt.
  3. Transfer the spinach/asparagus mix to the food processor, over top the cashew mix, then add the lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Blend until the soup is smooth, about 1 minute.The serve will be hot so you can serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 days.
  4. Makes about 2 1/2 cups soup, or 4 servings.

Notes

*To get a smooth texture for the soup- either 1) use a high powered blender (such as a Vitamix) and you won’t need to blender the cashews OR 2) soak the cashews overnight in water and drain.

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