Refreshing soup, Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup, red pepper, food, healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking, vegan soup

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 4 large celery stems with leaves
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup of cashew cream
  • a pinch of red pepper
  • 1 glass of water
  • 3 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of marine salt

Refreshing soup, Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup, red pepper, food, healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking, vegan soup

2. Prepare the celery and onions

Wash, peel and chop the celery stems together with their leaves. Do the same for the red onion half.

Refreshing soup, Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup, red pepper, food, healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking, vegan soup

3. Cut the apple into cubes

Wash and cut the unpeeled Granny Smith green apple into cubes.

Refreshing soup, Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup, red pepper, food, healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking, vegan soup

4. Sauté

Place a large stockpot over medium heat. Sprinkle the bottom with a pinch of salt and heat for a minute. Add the oil, heat for a few seconds and add the celery and onions, sauté until golden brown.

Refreshing soup, Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup, red pepper, food, healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking, vegan soup

5. Add water and a bay leaf

Add a glass of filtered tap water with a bay leaf and bring to a boil.

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6. Boil

Once it boils reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with a pinch of marine salt and red pepper.

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7. Add cashew cream

Add cashew cream, simmer for an additional 10 minutes, let it cool and blend directly in the stockpot. Garnish with pepper, a dash of olive or chive oil and some extra apple cubes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots