Sometimes you just NEED a good bowl of warm cozy soup to hold on a chilly winter night. (This is me most nights though regardless of the weather!). This creamy tangy with a touch of sweetness soup was JUST what hit my craving button this week. And I plan to make it again and again. Perfect blender soup right here!
What's most glorious about this soup? It can essentially be made with two ingredients: curry paste (green or red) plus coconut milk. At it's basic level, you still have a delicious solid base right here.
After adding the base of the soup to the Instant Pot you add some aromatics (Ginger, onion, garlic), some starchy veggies (potatoes, eggplant, cauliflower) and that's it! Once you add the toppings (SO MANY OPTIONS HERE - but we will get to that later. So this is pretty much the clean-out-the-fridge soup.
With the help of one of my favorite kitchen appliances the Instant Pot (which if you haven't ordered one WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???) biggest time saver plus the recipes always come out great. This soup recipe is DONE in minutes. Like less than 15 minutes.
So while we wait for the Instant Pot to pressurize our coconut curry soup, I like to put the tofu in a tofu press (don't worry if you don't have one - and don't get one if you don't eat tofu often). What I found pre-tofu press was a baking sheet lined with paper towels then add tofu then sandwich it in with another baking sheet and add something heavy on top - I use a cast iron pan or a few cook books!
Ok. I feel like I need to explain my first ever tofu-y recipe on the blog. Jake and I took a gut health test and based off our results...we have been eating lots of plants! (we are by no means going vegetarian- but I consider us 80% plant based now). Eating REAL WHOLE foods that come from the earth or minimally processed is the goal here and eating plants in abundance instead of restrictive diet mentality!
Ok back to the recipe! 🙂
I love adding texture to my soups. Gimmie all the toppings please! So I loved the idea of crispy tofu and lots of fresh veggies in this soup!
Just crisp up the tofu in the oven, chop any veggies you have on hand, and by the time you do all that - soup's done!
And get this, the more starchy veggies you add to the soup - the thicker it will be! Basically using veggies as a thickening agent here!
Need more cozy soup ideas? Here are some of the highly rated soup recipes on my blog!Print