Garden Veggie Bisque
- 3 cups organic broccoli florets cut into pieces
- 1 medium organic zucchini, rough chopped
- 2 medium organic carrots, rough chopped
- 1 medium organic white onion, rough chopped
- 3 & 1/4 cups low sodium organic vegetable broth
- Canned coconut milk for swirling into each bisque portion
- Chopped cilantro, basil and/or rosemary
- Organic sprouted pumpkin seeds
In a large 8-quart stockpot, over medium heat and using about ¼ cup vegetable broth, sauté chopped onions until they are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
Then add the remaining chopped vegetables, curry powder and vegetable broth and continue cooking at a low simmer until vegetables are soft.
ALWAYS-when blending hot liquids take extra caution to make sure the lid is fitted securely before blending and place a kitchen towel over the top of lid in case of splatters. I actually blended the NEXT day after so there was NO chance of getting splattered…if you’ve ever seen me in action you know what I’m talking about!
Using a ladle, transfer 1/3 of the (hot) vegetables with broth and about half of the Tuscan White Beans™ into a high-powered blender like a Vita Mix and blend until completely smooth. Place into another clean 8-quart stockpot and cover.
Continue transferring by 1/3rds, including the rest of the beans, into blender to blend smoothly, place in stockpot and cover.
Stir in ¼ cup canned coconut milk and plant-based milk, then heat to desired serving temperature-do not overheat bisque at this step.
Garnish with a swirl or 1 tablespoon canned coconut milk (at room temperature). See notes on canned coconut milk. Top with sprouted pumpkin or sunflower seeds or fresh chopped herbs.
Use this soup within three days or freeze for up to thirty days in glass, BPA free airtight containers. I love using Mason jars to freeze food in. (no, they WON”T break!)
The Tuscan White Beans provide a smooth, creamy texture in addition to creating layered flavors that are nutrient dense, especially for those on a plant-based or vegan diet. Legumes are full of plant-strong protein!