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Vegan Cold Pear Soup + More Pear Recipes!

vegan cold pear soup in bowls

Today is a special day my friends! I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers for my first ever roundup party, a PEAR PARTY to be exact! Not only are pears in season right now, but they are packed in Vitamins C & K. In fact, pears have numerous health benefits, including aiding in digestion. So, as I was saying, I teamed up with some amazing food bloggers and we chose to each make recipes including pears. So I picked up a basket of Ontario grown fresh pears at the supermarket, and came up with this AMAZING vegan cold pear soup.

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Wait a minute…

I know what you’re thinking…pear…soup?? Cold soup?? Cold pear soup?

Yup, my husband had the same reaction, until he tasted it! First we tried it warm as soon as it was ready, and even he admitted, it was pretty good! But then because of mom life, a screaming baby and toddler, bath time, bed time, etc, we didn’t actually sit down to take another bite until about 30 minutes later. Well, that was meant to be! This soup tastes AMAZING served cold. We couldn’t believe how much better the sweet and savoury flavours combined with each other once cooled down to room temperature. Then my husband gave me his famous line (“you can make this again”) that he tells me whenever he likes one of my creations. Success!!

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Using in season fruits or vegetables always make for a delicious treat. You just can’t beat fresh, ripe produce. I served my pear soup garnished with green onion for a savoury bite to balance the sweetness from the pears. Next time, I may try serving my cold pear soup with some chili flakes for a sweet and spicy combo! Speaking of sweet and spicy, if that’s your jam, check out these sweet and spicy plantain chips, they are SO GOOD!

Okay, now let’s take a look at these other AMAZING pear recipes!

First up we have…

Renana’s Vegan Maple Whole Pear Cake, yes please!

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Sarah’s Spicy Pear Chutney, so creative!

spicy pear chutney on toast

spicy pear chutney

And I’ve brought you…

Vegan Cold Pear Soup!

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vegan cold pear soup in bowls

Cold Pear Soup

Course: Appetizer, Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 3 servings
Calories: 345 kcal

Pears are in season and it's a PEAR PARTY with this vegan and gluten free cold pear soup.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp plant based butter or margarine
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 ripe pears quartered
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk I used soy
  • Optional Garnish: green onion

Directions

  1. Set your oven to broil on high, with the top rack about 6 inches down from the top burner.
  2. Using an ovenproof skillet over medium/high heat, melt your butter or margarine, then add the onions and garlic and cook until translucent and lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and add the pears, lemon juice, cinnamon, and maple syrup, and toss to coat. Then place the skillet in your oven and broil for about 10 minutes until pears are lightly browned.
  4. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer your soup to a blender. Add the milk and puree until smooth and creamy. Pour your pear soup into bowls and let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes before eating, or place in the freezer for about 5 minutes and then serve.

Recipe Notes

I've tried the soup both hot and cold, and the flavours really come out once slightly cooled. You may also enjoy warm, but I prefer this soup served cold.

Nutrition Facts
Cold Pear Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Potassium 579mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 41g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 45.7%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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