It's my second month as a member of Recipe Redux and I'm excited to bring you this month's challenge... using a either a pressure cooker, Instant Pot, or slow cooker to keep your kitchen cooler during these hot days! And, what better way to stay cool than with a cool Vichyssoise with Fennel Soup. This vichyssoise is a little bit of a different, healthier, plant-based take on the traditional vichyssoise which is made with leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, butter and cream.
But, this version is still oh so creamy! By blending the onions, potatoes and vegetable stock and adding a bit of non-dairy milk it's just as creamy as the real Vichyssoise.
So many people were singing the praises of the Instant Pot that I had to have one and it hasn't disappointed. It does both slow cooking and pressurized which is great for getting you out of the kitchen faster. It's especially great for making beans from scratch.
This recipe was easy as could be with a quick chop of your ingredients, and a cook time of only 10 minutes you're almost done. All you need to do to finish is either use an immersion blender or carefully put the ingredients into a blender to blend until smooth.
If you've never tried fennel, it has a bit of a licorice flavor and is also great roasted in the oven with other vegetables which makes it sweeter. If it's not to your liking, just leave it out and you'll still have one creamy, delicious summer Vichyssoise treat.
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Vichyssoise with Fennel Recipe! If you have a photo, post it on my Instagram page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking