Leak, Pear & Cashew Soup

Cashews are packed with vitamins and minerals, including  vitamin E, K & B6, magnesium and zinc. Although high in fat Cashews mainly contain unsaturated fats that may reduce your risk of heart disease.

Adding them in gives a lovey creaminess to the soup, as well as topping up your protein intake.  Feel free to play with the quantity you add, you may prefer a few less.

3 Large Leeks

1 Stick of Celery

1 tbs Coconut Oil or Oil of Choice

4 Large Pears

100g Cashew Nuts

2-3 pints Bone Broth or good quality Vegetable Boullion

1 Lemon

Salt and pepper

  1. In a large pan warm the coconut oil
  2. Wash and trim the leeks, cut lengthways then dice, place them in the pan
  3. Dice the celery and add this to the pan, sweat all together over a moderate heat for a few minutes
  4. Peel, core and dice the pears, add these to the pan
  5. Add your chosen stock, the cashews and season with salt and pepper, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer until the cashews are soft to bite – usually around  35 minutes
  6. Blitz with your hand blender until smooth, adjust seasoning if necessary
  7. Serve with a slice of lemon to squeeze the juice into the soup, add a few nuts to garnish.

Ideal with a green salad.

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