vegan homestyle tortilla soup with spicy cashew maple drizzle
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vegan homestyle tortilla soup with spicy cashew maple drizzle

A delicious way to use leftover tortillas for a quick light dinner or lunch that is nutritious and packed with flavors. Vegan and customizable too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Khushboo


  • for soup
  • 3 tortillas
  • 8 count / 700 grams carrots
  • 1 large/ 250 grams sweet potato
  • 1 medium sized / 50 grams onion
  • 50 grams spring onions white part.
  • 2 " knob/ 15 grams ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cooking olive oil / avocado oil
  • 2.5 cups low sodium vegetable stock/ water to cook the veggies.

For spicy cashew maple drizzle

  • 10-12 cashews
  • 1/4 cup warm water to soak cashews
  • 1/4 cup fresh water
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup *
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce *
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


For making the soup in Instant Pot / pressure cooker

  • Roughly break tortillas into small pieces.
  • Wash and clean the carrots and roughly chop. Peel sweet potato and roughly dice.Dice up the onions.
  • Switch on the IP on saute mode. 
  • Add in the oil . Once warm add in the onions and ginger . Saute for a minute. 
  • Add in all other veggies , stock and tortillas. Give it a quick stir.
  • Cancel Saute mode. Place on the lid and valve on sealing position. 
    Press Manual HIGH 4 minutes. Natural pressure release after 4 minutes (NPR) .
    or 2nd option -  do 8 minutes HIGH and quick release carefully.  
  • After the pin falls down , carefully open the IP . Blend everything with an immersion blender or wait for it to cool down and blend in a blender pot. 
  • You can cook everything in a large pot over medium flame using 3 cups liquid until everything is tender. 
  • For the drizzle.
  • Soak cashews in warm water for 10 - 15 minutes. Now discard the water and add fresh water .
  • Now blend all ingredients until smooth , add more water to reach desired consistency if needed . 
  • Drizzle some right before serving the soup . Top it with your favorite add ons.
  • I have used croutons and spring onions.


Possible substitutions 
You can substitute 2 tablespoon Cashew or peanut butter instead of cashews called for the drizzle. 
Sweet potato adds creaminess without cream - possible substitutions - cauliflower , yams , potatoes , butternut squash.
Use agave or sugar in place of maple syrup.
Substitute sriracha with your choice of hot sauce sauce , cayenne pepper powder depending on your spice level or simply skip it.