Creamy Vegan + GF Tomato Basil Bisque w/ Cashew Cream


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup vegetable broth

¾ cup tomato paste + 2 cup water + 1 Can diced tomatoes with liquid + 1 can diced tomato no liquid OR 3 cups tomato juice + 1 can diced tomatoes OR 4 cups tomatoes diced

1 teaspoon fennel

15 fresh basil leaves chopped

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1.5 cups cashew cream: make yourself cashews soaked 30+ minutes and 3/4 cup water blended in high

Salt and pepper to taste


1.       Soak cashews in filtered water for between 30 minutes – 8 hours

2.      Rinse cashews and place in blender or food processor with water and blend to make cream

3.      Put olive oil in heated pan, add onion + garlic and cook until tender but not mushy, add vegetable broth + fennel + tomatoes + basil and let simmer 10 minutes

4.      Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and blend

5.      Serve garnished with fresh basil and fresh cracked black pepper

Yields approximately 9 cups

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