Chop your onions, carrots, and garlic.
Set your pressure cooker to saute mode, once heated add in the onions, carrots, and garlic. Add a splash of water to prevent burning/sticking, repeat as needed.
Add in your tomato paste, canned tomatoes, vegetable stock or water & bouillon cube, cashews, and seasonings.
Set pressure cooker to 10 minutes and allow a natural release.
Once the floating valve has dropped, remove the bay leave and carefully transfer soup to a blender. Add additional spices and seasonings to taste, especially salt and pepper.
Top with fresh ground black pepper, fresh basil, and enjoy!