You won't believe this beer cheese soup is vegan
(link to high resolution image of this vegan beer cheese soup)
When we hear beer cheese soup, we’re reminded of a brewery menu. It’s beer, it’s cheese, it’s a midwestern classic.
But it isn’t even remotely vegan.
Fire up your Vitamix and make this easy, vegan recipe for a winter (no-cook!) warm up. Beer cheese soup.
Not cute, but dang good!
Valentine’s Day is coming up. To celebrate, we considered making a red-colored soup.
Something with beets, perhaps. A heart garnish made with our vegan sour cream.
Instead, we went with something less cute. A soup you’ll actually be excited to make together: Beer Cheese Soup.
It’s got that classic midwestern taste but is 100% dairy free (don’t tell our Wisconsin followers). This soup is the definition of winter-weather-comfort-food.
This recipe is not difficult (even though it has way more ingredients than most of our Vitamix recipes).
It starts with a batch of our cashew queso. Add a few more ingredients and you’ve got a real dinner winner.
We used our Vitamix to get this super creamy texture. And since it’s a pretty rich recipe, we’re going to pair it with our kale, pomegranate seed, wild rice and pumpkin balsamic vinaigrette salad.
Perfect for Valentine’s dinner, feeding your meat & potatoes in-laws (they don’t even need to know it’s vegan), or just a snowy night spent on your couch.
Go blend up some beer cheese soup, pour yourself an ale and stay warm, my friends!
Like using your Vitamix to make no-cook soups? Check out some of our other soup recipes here.
Beer Cheese Soup
A vegan take on the classic rich and creamy soup. NOTE: Do not be intimidated by the number of ingredients. This is actually a really easy recipe. Really.Almonds, Beer, Cannellini Beans, Cashews, Garlic, Nutritional Yeast, Red Bell Pepper, Vegetable Broth,
- almond milk - 240 ml (1 cup)
- nutritional yeast - 60 ml (1/4 cup)
- raw almonds - 120 ml (1/2 cup)
- raw cashews - 120 ml (1/2 cup)
- red bell pepper - 1 whole, de-seeded obviously
- kosher salt - 10 ml (2 tsp)
- garlic powder - 3 ml (1/2 tsp)
- onion powder - 10 ml (2 tsp)
- crushed red pepper - a few shakes (to taste)
- cannellini beans (drained) - 850g (2 15 oz. cans)
- vegetable broth - 350 mL (1.5 cups)
- beer (lager is best) - 235 mL (1 cup)
- garlic - 2 cloves
- onion (raw) - thin slice
- kosher salt (optional) - 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)
- carrots (chopped) - 128g (1 cup)
- celery (chopped) - 100g (1 cup)
- Add all of the ingredients under QUESO to your container
- Blend on high for 6 minutes or choose your preprogrammed Soup Setting
- Add the ingredients under SOUP to the container
- Do a second soup cycle or blend on high for 3-4 more minutes
- Add the carrots and celery to the container
- Pulse 10 times on variable speed 2
- Pour into bowls
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
- Stay warm!
In case you missed it, this recipe is actually really easy. Really! Do not be intimidated by the number of ingredients. It’s fewer than it seems.
Useful tips for Beer Cheese Soup
Once you've got your base made (and hot!) pulse in your vegetables. You want small but distinct pieces for some texture (and a little added health).
If you like your soup thinner, add more vegetable broth.
This is good! I would say with common oversize produce that you need 3/4 of a red pepper and 3/4 of an onion. I would also saute the onion. I’d also cut the celery in half. Other than that, really good. The queso is amazing.
Shalva Gale -
Absolutely agree that depending on the size of your produce you might want to cut down on the red pepper & onion. We love the taste of sauteed onion, just like to make it easy and save a pan if possible. Throw in as much celery as your personal taste prefers, there’s no wrong way to make this soup 🙂
DeAnne Norton -
Since I don’t do beer, would extra veggie broth work?
Shalva Geffen -
Yes, you can use more broth for the right liquid ratio. You may want to add a bit of apple cider vinegar to get that sour flavor that the beer provides.