Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

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A dairy-free and soy-free asparagus soup with a rich cashew base brings out the natural flavors of the asparagus without relying on other enhancers.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. sage
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

Directions

  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until onion is soft. Reduce heat and carefully add asparagus and vegetable broth.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then purée in a blender, working in batches as needed, until almost smooth. Return to pot over low heat.
  • Purée together cashews and water until smooth and add to soup. Add sage, salt, and pepper, and heat for a few more minutes, stirring to combine.
  • Stir in lemon juice and nutritional yeast just before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. sage
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

Directions

  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until onion is soft. Reduce heat and carefully add asparagus and vegetable broth.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then purée in a blender, working in batches as needed, until almost smooth. Return to pot over low heat.
  • Purée together cashews and water until smooth and add to soup. Add sage, salt, and pepper, and heat for a few more minutes, stirring to combine.
  • Stir in lemon juice and nutritional yeast just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1100mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars10g
Protein14g