Carrot Cashew SoupIngredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups (1 quart) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped¬†
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped

Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are very tender. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth (or puree in batches in a blender Рbe careful when blending hot liquids). Adjust seasonings if needed. Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt.