Heart Healthy "Instant Pot" Recipe - Carrot Ginger Soup

Here's a recipe that is PERFECT for a 
that is completed in an
Instant Pot
(this recipe can be made without an instant pot - just not as fast!  Why purchase an instant pot?  Click here! 

This recipe has

NO dairy, 

NO meat & 

NO oil!  

Here's a healthy method of making a creamy & tasty soup that is PERFECT for any time!   It's convenient to use a few ingredients along with the ease of the instant pot and BOOM!  A quick hot soup to serve along with a salad or sandwich!   

CASHEWS are the key to this creamy soup!  Often in a dairy-free dish - cashews are soaked and used to add a needed creamy texture.  In an instant pot, cooking cashews for 1 minute on manual with a little water is a substitute for soaking cashews overnight.  This was a great timesaver for me to discover because I would always forget to soak the cashews!  

In this dish, just cook the cashews along with everything else and blend well! No need to soak!

Carrot Ginger Soup

4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
5 large carrots; chopped
1 onion; chopped
3 cloves garlic; chopped
2" fresh ginger root; chopped
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

In the instant pot, on SAUTE' setting - add 1/2 cup of the broth, chopped onions and garlic and saute' for 3-5 minutes.  Add all the other ingredients.

Switch to MANUAL mode - set for 6 minutes (along with a natural release of 6 minutes) and cook. Following the instant pot cooking manual - release the remaining steam.  Remove lid carefully, with an immersion blender, blend the entire soup until smooth.  Then move soup (in batches) to a high speed blender and blend - this adds the creamy texture that is SO GOOD.  Adjust salt and pepper to taste.  Sprinkle a tiny amount of chopped parsley on top and serve!

Refrigerate leftovers.  We store soup in mason jars for an easy take-out lunch or supper!  Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared your Carrot Ginger Soup!  

Interested in more "Plant-based" recipes?  Here's a link to a great Pasta salad recipe.  Like roasted vegetables - here's a link for this recipe!  Here's another INSTANT POT soup recipe for Spicy Black Bean Soup here.

Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...