Recipe: Creamy Cashew Soup for a Harvest Feast

Posted on : October 10th, 2017

Years ago a good friend introduced me to Cashew Soup and it was a revelation. It was creamy — I thought it had milk in it but the recipe is vegan and completely dairy-free. It was easy and took so little time to make I was amazed. And even though it was delicious on its own, it was great as a base for other creations. Adding cooked yams and tamari was my favorite but curry and cauliflower was also wonderful. My friend loved adding zucchini or other vegetables and a variety of different herbs.

This recipe calls for salted roasted cashews ground in the blender with 2 cups of broth. If you don’t have cashews on hand try it with 1/2 cup or more of Maisie Jane’s delicious Creamy Cashew Butter! This is a forgiving recipe you can experiment with to your heart’s content.



  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup Maisie Jane’s salted roasted cashews  or 1/2 cup or more of Maisie Jane’s Creamy Cashew Butter
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 1/2 cups canned or homemade chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp or more of any herbs or spices you like (to taste)
  • Optional: sautéed zucchini, chopped cooked yams or whatever vegetables you like (leftovers are great!)


  1. Cook onion, garlic, salt or tamari, and black pepper in oil in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and golden, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a blender and purée with cashews, tomato paste, and 2 cups or more of the  broth until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Add optional vegetables and blend again until smooth.
  4. Return to saucepan and stir in remaining broth, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  5. Season soup with additional tamari or salt (if desired) and serve.


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