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
Servings: 4 -6 servings
- 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.
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.