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CREAMY Roasted Sunchoke Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts | Healthy, flavorful, and hearty | The PERFECT Fall Soup | Vegan + Gluten-free

Creamy Roasted Sunchoke Soup

A warm, comforting vegan soup packed with flavor. Roasted sunchokes blended with cashew cream, topped with balsamic glaze and toasted hazelnuts. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrots and Flowers

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sunchokes chopped and peeled
  • 2 large shallots roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 3/4 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast optional

Toppings

  • toasted hazelnuts
  • balsamic glaze
  • drizzle olive oil

Instructions

  1. Soak the cashews for 3 hours or boil for ten minutes to soften, then drain. Preheat the oven to 400. On a baking sheet, combine the sunchokes with the shallots, thyme, olive oil, and 1/2 tsp salt. Roast for 30 minutes at 400F. Meanwhile, combine the soaked cashews in a blender along with the garlic, lemon juice, pepper, optional nutritional yeast, 1 cup vegetable broth, and the remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes until smooth. 

  2. When the sunchokes and shallots are done roasting, immediately transfer them to the blender. Blend on high for an additional 3-4 minutes. If the soup is too thick, add vegetable broth a few tablespoons at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Divide the soup into 2-3 bowls and garnish with balsamic glaze, olive oil, and toasted hazelnuts. 

Recipe Notes

*Balsamic Glaze (also called Balsamic Drizzle or Reduction) is sold in many stores near the salad dressings or sauces. You can also make your own by combining 4 parts balsamic vinegar to 1 part agave nectar and simmering on low heat for 30-40 minutes. 

*Toast hazelnuts with a small amount of oil on low heat for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 

*Serves 4 as a side, 2 as a main.