Creamy Thanksgiving Veggie Soup
- 1 white onion
- 1 leek or shallot
- 1 celery stalk
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 carrots
- 1 zucchini
- 6 potatoes (red or yellow)
- 1/3 cup packed fresh sage if you can’t find this and choose to use dry sage go with a half a tablespoon to start
- 1/2 cup raw cashews can be omitted
- 6 cups water
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1-2 T tahini optional
- salt & pepper to taste
- garnish with parsley or chives
- Peal veggies if you choose. Be sure to scrub them all well. Yes, you don’t really have to scrape or peel if you don’t want to.
- Chop all veggies approximately the same size. But don’t worry too much as this gets all cooked through and blended in the end.
- Place onion, celery, shallot and carrot in pot and sauté about 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add garlic and sauté another 30 seconds. (Keep a cup of water nearby for sticking issues and splash a bit in carefully when needed).
- Add sage, potatoes, cashews and water in the pot and give a good stir. The water should just cover the veggies.
- Cover, bring to a boil, reduce and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. DO NOT drain.
- Add the tahini and the nutritional yeast.
- Adjust salt and seasonings. Blend in batches in a blender/Ninja.
- If not using a Ninja or Vitamix but using an older version blender let the soup cool off a bit before blending as the steam/heat will not keep the lid tight.
instant Pot Instructions:
- Saute onion, shallot, celery and carrot for 2 minutes add garlic and sage for 1 more minute. (Keep some water nearby to prevent sticking).
- Place the potatoes, cashews and water into pot.
- Seal the lid and cook for 10 minutes manual. Once done release the steam carefully and follow the directions above for blending.
- Realize the veggie combinations are endless. Sometimes I add in a red bell pepper or even mushrooms.
- I like to garnish with parsley or chives, serve and enjoy!
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