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Vegan Soup

August 10, 2012
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It’s really soup!  And it’s really delicious!  Perfect for summer when all the ingredients are in season, plus it won’t heat up your house!

10 to 12 Roma Tomatoes, chopped

1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled

Fresh basil to taste (I love basil, so I use a lot!)

Fresh dill to taste (about four stalks)

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons flax seed oil (optional)

1/4 cup raisins

1 red bell pepper

1/4 to 1 jalapeno pepper, to taste (I like using the whole thing!)

1/2 cup water

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped (divided into two piles)

1 avocado, cubed

1 ear of corn, cut from the cob (or frozen corn if fresh is not in season)

1/2 sweet yellow pepper, finely chopped

parsley (for garnish)

In a 2-quart food processor or blender (if you don’t have a large enough one, you may have to do this in stages), combine 6 tomatoes with the onion, garlic, basil, dill, lemon juice, salt, olive and flax oil, raisins, red bell pepper, jalapeno, and water.  Blend well.   Add 1/2 the sun dried tomatoes, a little at a time, blending well.  In a large bowl combine the avocado, remaining fresh and sun dried tomatoes, corn and the sweet yellow pepper.  Pour the blended mixture over the chopped vegetables and stir well.  Garnish each bowl with a little parsley to serve.

(Original recipe from “The Complete Book of Raw Food” by Lori Baird and Julie)

(Linked to Try A New Recipe Tuesday)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2012 12:39 pm

    Gazpacho!!

    • Daja permalink*
      August 31, 2012 3:02 pm

      It actually has a different flavor balance that traditional gazpacho. The raisins, corn and sun dried tomatoes give it a sweetness and overall the soup is sort of “creamy” but of course there is no dairy. Whereas traditional gazpacho is more sharp and spicy, acidic, because most have a good helping of vinegar.

      But, if you like gazpacho, I bet you’ll like this! And right now you have a tomatoes growing in your yard, right? Now’s the time to whip some up!

  2. August 10, 2012 2:07 pm

    Thanks Daja! Cant wait to try it.

  3. June 3, 2013 5:09 pm

    Sounds really good! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I look forward to seeing what you’ll share this week. 🙂

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