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Vegan Soup Recipes: High Protein Gazpacho

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Raw Vegan High Protein Gazpacho
I try to avoid eating tomatoes in fall and winter, both because they’re out of season and because I’m forced to treasure them that much more when they’re abundant in summer months. Gazpacho is a classic summer soup which employs tomatoes, along with fresh herbs and olive oil. I love it, but I’ve also learned that it’s not very filling on its own. In my own version of gazpacho, I’ve added protein-rich chia seeds and navy beans to increase the soup’s satiety and thickness. Serve in bowls for a light summer lunch, or pour into shooters for an elegant dinner appetizer.

Raw Vegan High Protein Gazpacho

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 05 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeño, seeded
  • 1 1/2 cups (or 1 can) navy beans
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
  • to taste Sea salt
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Basil leaves, sliced
  • Red onion, minced (optional)
  • Sprouts (optional)

Directions

1. Place 1/3 of tomatoes in a high speed blender and add jalapeño, minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt.
2. Blend until completely smooth and pour into a large bowl.
3. Repeat step #2, adding another tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar to the blender. Pour into bowl.
4. Add remaining chopped tomatoes, another tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar, navy beans, and chia seeds to blender. Blend until completely smooth, making sure chia seeds are fully blended. Pour into bowl with rest of soup and stir to combine.
5. Pour into individual bowls or shooters and top with any combination of cilantro, basil, red onion, and sprouts (I used cilantro, basil, and daikon radish sprouts in the picture above).
6. Serve.

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Photo: Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.
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