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White bowl with a creamy vegetable soup. The broth is white with big chunks of carrots, potatoes, kale, and peas
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Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Author: Lauren Bernick of Well Elephant
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegan Soups and Stews
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This creamy vegetable soup is warm, delicious, and satisfying. It is adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegetable Bow Tie Soup recipe.


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  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 6 carrots, peeled and chopped into 1/2” pieces
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/2”x 1/2” pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth/stock plus a little extra for sautéing
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 12 tablespoons of fresh chopped flat (Italian) parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • Salt (optional) and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large pot and add the onion, sauté for a couple of minutes adding vegetable broth as needed to keep the onions from sticking to the pot
  2. Once the onions begin to turn translucent, add the garlic and thyme and sauté for 30 seconds
  3. Add the vegetable broth/stock, carrots, celery, chickpeas/garbanzo beans, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, turn down to medium high, and cook for about 8 minutes until potatoes and carrots are fork tender
  4. In the meantime, add the cashews to a high-speed blender with a cup of water and blend until smooth. Set aside
  5. Once the carrots and potatoes are tender, add the frozen peas and cashew milk. Stir. Turn down to simmer for five minutes. Add salt and/or pepper if you’re using
  6. Throw the kale in and turn the heat off. Mix thoroughly. The kale will wilt within a minute
  7. Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top, serve


Serve with a thick piece of whole-grain bread or a big salad

Keywords: Hearty, Root Vegetable, Potatoes, Winter, Company, One Pot, Whole-food Plant-based, Plant-based

Red soup pot in the background. In the foreground a white bowl with a cream-based soup with chunks of carrots, kale, potatoes, and peas
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