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As I continue to explore raw food I’m always looking for dishes that can curb my need for very savory foods. I have always been a sucker for soup, hearty vegetable soups, flavorful stews simmered for hours – but let’s face it – on my quest to incorporate as much raw as I can, those won’t work.

Tonight I think I found a raw soup that was just about perfect and not to mention super easy and not complicated. It definitely hit the spot – and I can’t wait to continue to perfect the spice and veggie variation. I found the original recipe on a raw food forum, it was called “Spicy Cucumber Dill Soup”. I had a bit of dill that I needed to get rid of, so this would be it. I hoped it wouldn’t disappoint.

Here is what you need:

  • 1.5 cups cucumber
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 cup dill
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice from 1/2 a orange and 1/4 a lemon
  • salt to taste

for topping: dice and salt some tomato

Now just add all of this to the food processor (or VitaMix if you have one) and viola.

I then topped with some salted and diced tomatoes – for color and texture, it was delicious!! So very savory and decadent. The herbs really stood out and gave this soup body.

If you want, you could do a gentle simmer, just dont let the soup get too hot, as that would defeat the purpose. this is a great dish for those wanting to try raw – bc its tastes like a long slow cooked flavorful creamy soup.

I would like to replace cucumber with zucchini next time, to give it a little more body. Enjoy!!!