This One Simple Ingredient Will Make Your Soup the Creamiest It’s Ever Been
Rich, creamy soups really hit the spot during the winter months. They have always been my go-to type of soup, but when I went vegan I realized that I couldn’t just pick up my favorite cream of potato soup from the grocery store. So I was thrilled to find a recipe on Instagram that makes it possible to have creamy soup without traditional dairy cream — and according to Kristi of @avocado_skillet, it only takes one simple switch.
Taking to her Instagram account to share her recipe for a creamy sweet potato red pepper soup, Kristi says that the one thing that will make your soups creamy without using cream is nut butter. While she’s a fan of adding almond butter to her soups, any type could work for you.
To make her sweet potato soup yourself, gather cubed sweet potatoes, a bell pepper, a quartered sweet yellow onion, a bulb of garlic, vegetable broth, almond butter, dried thyme, dried rosemary, nutritional yeast, salt, turmeric, paprika, harissa paste, black pepper, and juice from half a lemon.
You may also want to try experimenting with other vegan nut butters and creams for vegan soups. Personally, I love this recipe for cashew cream that’s also a great addition to soups. And for a delicious dessert, this banana bread mug cake is also dairy-free and perfect for keeping you feeling warm and cozy during the winter!