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Tomato Basil Soup

This simple soup includes some vegan superpowers in the form of nutritional yeast and cashews. Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that adds a cheesy flavor (think of it like a parmesan cheese substitute). Not only does it add flavor, it is a good source of vitamin B12.

INGREDIENTS:

1 TBSP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
7 CUPS CANNED TOMATOES
3 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED
1 ONION CHOPPED
1 CUP BASIL
½ CUP CASHEWS
3 TBSP NUTRITIONAL YEAST

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1:
Heat large saucepan with EVOO.

STEP 2:
Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato, basil, cooking for approximately 1 minute.

STEP 3:
Transfer heated mixture to a blender, add cashews and yeast. Blend until smooth.

STEP 4:
Return to saucepan, add salt and pepper. Cook until heated through.

STEP 5:
Serve with a piece of whole wheat bread or toast.

Servings: 4
Nutrition per Serving: Calories 223, Total Fat 11g, Carbs 24g, Protein 9g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 11g

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