Creamy Carrot Ginger Cashew Soup

This carrot ginger soup is suuuuuuuuuper creamy because of the Silk cashewmilk and the roasted sweet potatoes. It's topped with ginger molasses cashews, roasted veggies and fresh basil. 

It starts with fresh organic carrots, like these. 

earthbound farm carrots

Then they are roasted to perfection at 425 degrees. Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and makes the soup even creamier! Aren't they so gorgeous?! Hip hip hooray for beautiful, nourishing food!!

roasted carrots with olive oil and sea salt

Combine the carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, fresh ginger, lime juice, and Cashewmilk in a high-speed blender and give it a whirl. Then, there's one more important step to creamy soup perfection.

carrot ginger cashew soup with silk

Dear Hubby doesn't like soups that are too thick, because they remind him of baby food. Well, this one is uber creamy, but without being too thick. The trick? Add 1 cup of coconut water (or water) at the end to thin it out. I love using plain unsweetened coconut water because it is packed with potassium and other good-for-you nutrients! Some people don't like the taste of it by itself, but in a soup like this, they'll never know! 

carrot ginger cashew soup from above

Have you tried Silk's (relatively new) cashewmilk? It's my fav. I use it in everything --- my coffee, my smoothies, in soups, and in salad dressings like this one.

It's so versatile.

It's so creamy.

And it's so low in sugar... as in ZERO grams of sugar! 

creamy carrot ginger cashew soup with silk

And I know... this is a little bit different than my "usual" photography. But I was so smitten with the gorgeous sunlight pouring over my bowl of soup at the dining table that I had to take a pic before diving in!

carrot ginger cashew soup in sunlight

Want to try Silk's Unsweetened Cashewmilk yourself? Grab a coupon here!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions, recipe, beautiful food photography and text are all mine.

Creamy Carrot Ginger Cashew Soup

Description

Creamy Carrot Ginger Cashew Soup // via Nosh and Nourish

Ingredients

12  
organic carrots
1⁄2  
a sweet potato (peeled and sliced)
1 tablespoon
extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon
Sea Salt
2 cups
Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk
1 tablespoon
Minced Garlic
1 teaspoon
shredded fresh ginger root
   
juice from 1/2 a lime
1 cup
Coconut Water
8  
Fresh Basil Leaves
1⁄2 cup
ginger molasses cashews* (recipe below)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line carrots and sweet potato in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle on sea salt. 
  3. Roast/bake for 30 minutes. 
  4. Set aside one carrot and one slice of roasted sweet potato to use as a soup topper. Combine the rest of the roasted carrots (cut in half), sweet potatoes, cashewmilk, garlic, ginger, and lime juice in a high speed blender. (I have a blendtec and used the hot soup function). Make sure your lid is on tight!
  5. Pour the blended mixture into a medium stockpot and then stir in the coconut milk. Let the soup warm up over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes. 
  6. Serve hot with fresh basil leaves, the roasted veggies you set aside in step 4, and ginger molasses cashews. 

Yields 4 Servings

Ginger Spiced Cashews

Description

Ginger Spiced Cashews // via Nosh and Nourish

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup
Raw Cashews
1⁄2 tablespoon
Molasses
1⁄2 tablespoon
Dark Amber Maple Syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon
Ground Ginger
1⁄8 teaspoon
Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except the sea salt. Stir until all surfaces are evenly covered. 
  3. Lay the cashews in a single layer on a piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and then let cool/harden completely.

Yields 4 Servings