All hail the humble cashew, that gives the creaminess to this robust and slightly smoky flavored soup and is also the base of our smoky cashew cream. Once the soup is blended, feel free to bump up the flavor and texture even further by adding your favorite veggies, such as roasted fennel or corn, or beans such as cannellini or navy beans. See the variations for more ideas. Garnish with the smoky cashew cream before serving.
The red bell peppers used to make this soup add delicious flavor and beautiful color, and they also contain a rich diversity of health-supportive nutrients. Highlights include vitamin C, carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, etc.), and other important phytonutrients such as quercetin, hesperidin, and kaempferol. These nutrients work together to support many systems of the body including the eyes, skin, and brain as well as vascular and immune health.
Courtesy Mark Reinfeld – The Doctor & The Chef