Last updated on October 17th, 2020 at 08:55 am
Fun fact; I spend most of my days chasing my own butt. I am not what you would call an organised person so recipes like this 3-ingredient vegan zucchini soup have saved my vegan bacon many times. If, like me, you need an arsenal of easy and super quick family-friendly recipes to get through the week, this recipe is for you.
Originally posted July 27 2018. Updated with process images and text October 2020.
I live on good soup , not on fine words.moliere
Like every adult walking the earth, my life is messy. Blessed, but messy. Beautiful, but messy. Bountiful, but oh-I-just-stepped-in-my-dog’s-poop-again messy.
To successfully navigate my beautifully messy life I’ve had to cultivate a few talents. One, I can multi-task like a mad woman (turns out you can wash the dog and shower at the same time) Two, I can listen to two discussions at the same time and take in most of both. And three, I have learned the value in creating ridiculously simple, quick vegan recipes.
On the days I’ve worn my pants inside out and forgotten to pack my kid’s lunch, these recipes have saved my sanity. Inspired by Dana at The Minimalist Baker – 10 ingredients or less, baby!- I have 8 or 9 of these easy back pocket recipes. This soup might be the quickest and simplest of them all.
So, what’s in this 3-ingredient soup?
For this zucchini vegan soup, the ingredients are simple. Cashews, vegetable stock and zucchini. I also season with salt and pepper to taste (I am not counting them as ingredients because…well, they’re salt and pepper) and occasionally add a dollop of vegan butter but the base is – cashews, stock, vegetable. 1 cup of raw cashews to 3 and a half cups of stock and 1 kg of peeled zucchini.
Cook in a pot until the zucchini is tender, around 15 minutes, and blend with sea salt and pepper. Add butter if you’re feeling decadent which I often am but if I can’t be bothered walking to the fridge, I don’t. It really is that simple.
This 3-ingredient vegan zucchini soup is:
- deliciously creamy from the cashews,
- light from the zucchini and
- ready in less time that it takes to get a pizza delivered.
Top with fresh greens and crunchy seeds or simply serve with crusty bread – this vegan soup works both hot or cold. Whatever floats your boat and saves your sanity. Enjoy.
Do I have to peel the zucchini?
Yes and no. Sorry, it’s not a straight forward answer. I created this recipe when our builder gave me a bunch of zucchinis from his garden. They were huge and the skins were tough so I peeled them. If you can get your hands on small, young zucchini you can forgo the peeling. The larger a zucchini is, the older it is and the more tough and bitter the skin. My rule of thumb is, anything bigger than my hand I peel for this soup.
Can I freeze this soup?
You can! Because the soup is well blended it can be frozen without separating. Simply allow it to cool completely, transfer it to a freeze-safe sealed container and freeze for up to a month.
More super simple vegan recipes:
3-Ingredient Vegan Zucchini Soup
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3 ½ cups vegetable stock
- 1 kilogram peeled zucchini roughly chopped
- sea salt optional
- pepper optional
- 1 tbsp vegan butter spread optional
- Combine the cashews, stock and peeled zucchini in to a medium soup or saucepan over medium heat and bring up to a simmer.
- Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until the cashews and zucchini is tender.
- Remove from the heat and carefully transfer the soup to a blender. Season with salt and pepper and add the vegan butter (if using). Blend until the soup is completely smooth to serve. You may have to blend in batches depending on the size for your blender.