Tahini-Carrot Soup with Pistachios
Luscious, velvety carrot soup gets its body from tahini, not yogurt or cream. Tahini’s ability to stand in for dairy makes it a go-to for vegans and those who keep kosher. Thankfully, this is a sub that sacrifices nothing; it keeps the soup in super-savory territory despite the sweetness of the carrots. Smoked paprika and pistachios provide a Turkish feel, but you could substitute earthy spices like cumin and coriander, or even a dollop of miso and a splash of soy sauce for more umami. Any crunchy topper is welcome. Try roasted chickpeas, chopped almonds, or diced red bell pepper.