3-in-1 Artichoke Arugula Soup

Basically, this all started when one of my favorite twitter followers suggested that I make artichoke soup, today. My mind started wandering, thinking back to what I have stashed away in the far reaches of my refrigerator. I definitely had some steamed artichokes hanging out that I hadn’t used yesterday, for an appetizer. Then there were the cute, lil’ wild arugula leaves which seemed like a great companion to make for a creamy soup. Sometimes, you can make some tasty dishes just by improvising!

You may be asking yourself, what do you mean, Multiple Personality soup? After I finished making this warm, filling soup I loved the texture of it. Not too smooth, still needed some chewing, but not like a stew either. Then I started thinking, with less veggie broth this would make a fantastic dip! Another way you could go with it, would be to use less broth and double (or triple) the amount of arugula to make it into a great side; almost like creamed spinach with a few twists.

Today’s recipe is actually the kick off for a soup-filled month of February and National Homemade Soup Day. So, I’ll be making some delicious, fun, and easy soups for our #souplove Bloghop! Have any soups that you’d like to see a vegan recipe for? Make sure to let me know, and I’ll get it done for you, this month! :)

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Multiple Personality Artichoke Arugula Soup

From Vegan Yack Attack | Soups | American

A light, filling creamy soup that’s healthy and combines artichoke hearts and arugula!

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2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C. White onion, Diced
  • 2- 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 6 oz. Steamed artichoke Hearts ( or in brine, drained)
  • 1 1/2 C. Low-Sodium Vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup Soft or Firm Tofu, Packed
  • 3 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 C. Baby Arugula, Loosely Packed
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper

Directions

  1. Line a large pot with a thin layer of vegetable broth and warm stove top to medium heat. Once hot, start sauteing the onions and garlic in the broth until the onions become clear.
  2. Break apart the artichoke hearts and add them to the onion mixture. Lower the heat to low-medium, cover your pot and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Using 1/2 Cup of the vegetable broth, puree the tofu with it until completely smooth in a food processor or blender.
  4. Carefully add the artichoke mixture to your food processor and pulse until slightly chunky (as shown). Or completely smooth if that’s more your style.
  5. Transfer mixture back to the pot with heat at medium, stir the nutritional yeast, lemon juice and arugula into to the soup. Add remaining vegetable broth until you’ve reached a desirable consistency.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, serve very warm. Garnish with a couple of arugula leaves and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast/black pepper.

Tips

  • For a dip: Use only 1/2 C. of vegetable broth, and keep mixture relatively chunky. Garnish with Smoked Paprika and Vegan Parmesan.
  • For a side: Use only 1/2 C. Vegetable Broth, and 3 C. Arugula. Add a splash of liquid smoke for a change of flavor.

 The bloghop, this month, is filled with some amazing blogs! I love that I’m able to be a part of it, and continue to share the foodie love. Here’s a list of the bloggers that are participating!

Helena @ Rico Sin Azucar | @ricosinazucar
Jennifer @ Leave No Scone Unturned | @Foodie2Choux
Serena @ Teaspoon of Spice | @tspcurry
T.R. @ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies  |@TRCrumbley
Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack | @Veganyackattack
Susan @ The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen | @littleredkitchn
Please join in on the #souplove fun by linking up any soup recipe from the month of February 2013. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #souplove event! The twitter hashtag is #souplove.

20 Comments

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20 Responses to 3-in-1 Artichoke Arugula Soup

  1. Best recipe name ever … looks delish!

  2. I too love your recipe title, cool. This is a soup I would surely enjoy as it has my my favorite artichoke and arugula.

  3. Improved recipes usually turn out the best in my experience! I love artichokes but have never seen it frozen?? This recipe looks awesome for the cold winter months. (I love that soup bowl!)

  4. i havent used artichokes in anything in a while.. this soup looks delish!

  5. Oh yum! I love soup that you still have to chew – it doesn’t feel filling enough otherwise. I’ve been really into artichokes lately, so this certainly fits the bill for a quick and simple dinner!

  6. It looks absolutely yummy, so thick and nutritious! Some pine nuts would match perfectly, don’t you think?
    Gorgeous pics, too! ;-)

    Happy #souplove, Jackie

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Pine nuts!! Why didn’t I think of that? That sounds even better. Great suggestion, Helena. And thank you for the kind words! :)

  7. I’ve never heard of an artichoke soup, but I’m totally onboard. It looks so yummy

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you, Kelly! I hadn’t heard of it either before one of my readers suggested it, but this was my take on it. ha ha

  8. pat

    what is nutritional yeast, and can i leave it out of the recipe?

  9. That sounds absolutely delicious, Jackie!

    I love artichokes and arugula, a wonderful combination!

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  11. This looks so good too. I have almost everything to make this!

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  13. Kelly Bracher

    What’s nutritional yeast? I have never heard of it.

  14. colleen mickolichek

    This looks so yummy. I cannot wait to try.

  15. Linette

    Do you have to use the yeast? What are the benefits? Thanks!

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