03/02/2010

Vegan Cream of Spinach Soup

I woke up this morning craving spinach and soup so there was only one way forward - Cream of Spinach Soup Yeeehah! This is so simple and soooooo delicious and is packed full of super human power inducing ingredients - so get a bowlful inside ya now. Cream of Spinach Soup serves 4 Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 300 grams washed and trimmed spinach 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 2 Cloves of garlic, diced 1 to 1 and a half litres vegetable water ('spose you could use stock cubes but you'd have to check the taste before adding seasoning) Quarter cup of Cashews Salt Black pepper
Method Heat the oil in a big pan and add the onion. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until onion is softened. Add the spinach, potato and garlic and cook for another couple of minutes stirring all the time to incorporate everything.
Add 1 litre of the vegetable water (or stock). Put the lid on the pan and cook on low to medium for 20 mins. Take off the heat and add the cashews to the pan, leave with the lid on for half an hour or so. After half an hour blitzz everything up with a stick blender (or a normal blender, whatever). Add salt and pepper to taste. If you need to add the rest of the vegetable water or stock because the soup is too thick for you then do so now. Re-heat and EAT!
Super scrummy yumpalicious fabby dabby dosey
My craving is sated.
GO VEGAN!

20 comments:

jessy said...

super scrummy yumpalicious fabby dabby dosey, indeed! your cream of spinach soup sounds awesome & looks wonderful, Jeni! i've never had a cream o' spinach soup - i think i need to start with yours! it's easy & awesome & something i've gotta try. thanks!

Bianca said...

I love using cashews to make creamy soups. I need to start eating more soup before winter goes away!

Sal said...

yummy this sounds delicious!!

Tracy said...

sounds fabulous! :c)

miss v said...

yum! and i have some spinach starting to wilt in the fridge - i'll be making this over the weekend! plus, i love anything with cashews!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Oh yum yum that soup looks fantastic. Also, I'm loving your new layout.

Felicity said...

mmmm, that looks scrummtastic. Genius using cashews for the creaminess!

The Voracious Vegan said...

That looks FANTASTIC! What a great recipe, I can't wait to try this for myself. I haven't had spinach soup like this in years.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Jeni!
Thanks for finding my blog...and anyone with the name Treehugger is an instant friend, I am Averie Harmony with a nature-themed last name that I legally changed it all to about 6 mos ago :)

I am so happy you found my blog and all the comments you have here are people i "know"...cant believe i didnt know bout yours either til now :)
xoxo

Oraphan said...

Oh Yum! Your cream of spinach soup looks wonderful! I love this simple recipe and that you used cashews, it sounds so creamy and yummy, Mmm!!!

Your new layout is beautiful, I loved it:)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, yum!

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Penny said...

I'd never have thought of using cashews in soup, but it sounds like a great idea. I'll give this a try!

Jenn said...

Mmmm your soup sounds delicious!

Chatters said...

Hi Jeni

Found one your blogs(-: soup sounds yummy

Eric said...

Happy New Year to you too!

The daiya cheese is definitely awesome. I can't get enough of it :)

VEGAN TICKLES said...

tasty, creamy and so full of spinach!

For the Love of Guava said...

mm... I knew that huge bag of spinach I got on sale and threw in the freezer wouldn't last for long!

ChickDigTheDirt said...

Looks like a great soup! I will have to try it- growing spinach in my garden right now and it is inches away from being eaten... thanks for the great recipe!