Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy tomato basil soup recipe karma nuts raw jumbo cashews
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Now that it's back to school season, nothing makes us happier than indulging in a little nostalgia. This update on a tried-and-true classic tomato soup gives a huge nutritional boost with Karma Nuts Raw Jumbo Cashews, steamed veggies, and fresh basil. Pair it with crackers, bread, or (our fav) a grilled cheese sandwich for a perfect cozy fall lunch. 
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Creamy tomato basil soup recipe karma nuts raw jumbo cashews ingredients
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What You'll Need:
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Karma Nuts Raw Jumbo Cashews, soaked 
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 large carrot or 8 baby carrots, chopped
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock 
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add cauliflower to a steamer, and steam for 15-20 minutes.
  2. While cauliflower is steaming, add olive oil, garlic, and onions to a stockpot. Cook for around 5 minutes.
  3. Add carrots and celery, stirring occasionally for a few minutes.
  4. Add in diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, and seasonings. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove cooked cauliflower from the steamer and combine with cashews and 1 cup water in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  6. Puree the tomato - vegetable mixture until smooth in blender/food processor. Return to stock pot.
  7. Combine "cream" mixture with tomato mixture until well mixed. Add seasoning to taste.
  8. Stir in chopped basil leaves and serve.