This amazing tomato bisque has that signature tangy bite from the tomatoes and the creaminess and slight sweetness to balance out the tangy flavor with a touch of maple syrup and cashew butter. This bisque is dreamy, creamy and oh-so addicting! It all comes together in less than 1 hour.
If you are allergic to cashews, then I would suggest adding 1/2 cup cooked/mashed gold potato instead at the end when blending. I would ONLY suggest this if allergic, as the cashew butter is what makes this soup so darn creamy and amazing. It's not going to be quite the same with the potato, nor have that slight sweetness, so you may need extra syrup if you go the potato route. I have not tested it with the potato, so please let me know if you try it!
Add all of the ingredients, except the cashew butter to a pot. Stir well and turn to high heat. Bring it to a boil and once it starts boiling, stir once more and then cover with a lid and turn the heat down to medium-low. Let it cook covered on medium-low for 25-30 minutes until the carrots are very soft. Stir a couple of times during and to check on the carrots.
Once the carrots are tender, turn the heat off. Very carefully pour the soup into a blender, it's HOT! (I used my Vitamix) and add the cashew butter. Blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. Taste and add anymore salt or dried herbs. Mine didn't need anymore salt because my tomato puree already had mild salt. Feel free to adjust.
Pour into bowls. I liked to add extra dried herbs and freshly ground black pepper on top and serve it with toasted bread. I simply sliced some bread and broiled it and that's it. Enjoy!