Raw Vegan Summer Vegetable Soup

August 13, 2014
Raw Vegan Summer Vegetable Soup

Raw vegan summer vegetable soup – a deliciously healthy meal for a hot day when you don’t feel like cooking.

The other day I was making dressing in my blender. It was packed with tomato, cilantro, and red bell pepper. When I taste-tested it, I thought I could drink this!

I didn’t, of course! I did, however, feel emboldened enough to try raw veggie soup, which had previously seemed so unappetizing.  

This raw soup is light, vibrant—and surprisingly filling! Because the soup is raw, it only takes a few minutes to make. While I love standing over a simmering pot of soup on the oven, I often don’t have the time. Besides, I don’t normally crave steaming hot soup in August. This recipe, however, makes a perfect summer lunch. 

Enjoy completely on its own or with a side of quinoa and avocado. 

Raw Vegan Summer Vegetable Soup

I garnished my soup with raw hemp hearts and alfalfa sprouts for a little added texture and nutritional benefit.

Raw Vegan Summer Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

(Serves 2)

2 vine tomatoes

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cored

2 cloves garlic 

small handful cilantro or other fresh herb of choice

1 small zucchini 

¼ red onion

juice of one lime

1 tsp. shoyu (raw soy sauce)

¼ cup unsweetened almond milked or filtered water (or more, if you’d like a thinner soup)

2 tbsp. nutritional yeast

pinch of sea salt 

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste test for salt and pepper. Add more liquid if needed. 

For a warm soup, you may run the motor for a minute or two to lightly warm the soup. Alternatively, you can carefully warm the soup at a low heat on the stove.

Raw Vegan Summer Vegetable Soup

More summery recipes: Raw Vegan Collard Rolls with Moroccan Nut Pate

Millet Vegetable Bowl with Creamy Red Pepper Dip

Peach Basil Avocado Salsa

Raw Zucchini Noodle Salad Buffet

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Photos: Mary Hood

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Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.

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