Warm up this winter with a delicious and healthy vegan soup made in just 30 minutes in the Instant Pot. “Light and healthy yet so satisfying” – thanks to @veganhuggs for the recipe!

Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Serves:9-10 cups 

1.5 tbsp grapeseed oil or preferred oil
1 medium onion , diced
4 cloves garlic , minced
1.5 tbsp fresh ginger , grated
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (*optional)
2 bay leaves
2 pounds carrots (about 6 large), rough chopped
4 cups vegetable broth , low sodium
1 teaspoon sea salt , more to taste
Fresh cracked pepper to taste (*optional)
1 cup canned coconut milk , full-fat
1-2 tablespoons lime juice (sub lemon)

Turn on the sauté feature of your Instant Pot and add the oil. When heated, add the onions and sauté until slightly translucent, about 2-3 minutes. -Add the garlic and ginger, sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Now add the thyme, coriander and crushed red pepper. Sauté for 30-60 seconds. Cancel the sauté function and add the broth, carrots, bay leaves, salt, and cracked pepper. Close and secure the lid. Turn the Pressure Release Valve to the Sealing position. Push the Pressure Cooker (Manual Setting) button to high pressure and set the time to 6 minutes by using the + or – button.

The screen will then display ON while the preheating is in progress (this could take 8-12 minutes). When the Instant Pot has come to pressure, you’ll see the 6 minutes displayed on the screen again. The cooker will beep when the time is up. Don’t touch anything, just let the pressure naturally release for 2-3 minutes. Now carefully turn the Pressure Release Valve to the Venting position (It will loudly spurt out lots of steam and some water). Once the Float Valve goes down you can carefully open the lid.

Remove the bay leaves and add the coconut milk & lime juice. Using an immersion blender (or regular blender), blend until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed.

If the soup is too thick for your taste, you can add a small amount of vegetable broth to thin it out. Topping Ideas: Swirled coconut milk, fresh-cut cilantro, vegan sour cream, cracked pepper, crushed red pepper, smoked paprika, squeeze of lemon or lime.

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