Have you ever come across raw soups and wondered about them?
They are basically like vegetable smoothies that you eat with a spoon. Many are served chilled, but you can use hot water or keep it blending in a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix) to warm it up a little. Think the idea is kind of weird? Well, sometimes it’s nice to skip the sweet that comes with a smoothie and enjoy something savory, especially if you’re looking for a lunch or dinner idea.
Many raw soups are blended and smooth although you can certainly incorporate ingredients at the end or after blending to make more of a ‘chunky’ soup and give it some texture.
You may blend just the vegetables (like I did in this one) to make it nut-free and not creamy. However, if you’re interested in creamer-izing your soup, just add a handful of soaked cashews to the recipe!
- ½ cucumber
- 1 avocado
- ½ red pepper
- 1 small tomato
- 1 cup water
- Handful of spinach
- 1 shallot and/or 2 green onions (depending on how onion-y you want it)
- juice from ½ lime
- salt and cayenne, to taste
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. You may use hot water, but I think it tastes better with room temperature or cold water.