With winter in full swing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere and creeping ever closer in others, thoughts turn to a comforting mug of soup. But you’re a raw vegan, right? That doesn’t leave you out in the cold, though. Follow the pictures and the directions below and you can have some yummy raw vegan tomato soup, too.
First, I picked out four ripe tomatoes. These are rather small ones so if you are using a different size, adjust the number.
It’s my personal preference to briefly scald the tomatoes and peel them. You can leave the peeling on if you want.
Chunk them up and put them in the blender container:
I always just use 1/4 cup really raw cashews but I got out the scale for people who think it’s important to weigh ingredients. Make sure the scale is calibrated before weighing.
For about a quart of chunked tomatoes, I use one ozzie (1/4 cup) cashews.
Add the cashews to the tomatoes in the blender:
Use either sea salt
or a good quality garlic salt blend (this is Simply Organic Garlic Salt) to taste.
Be careful when seasoning! You can add more later but you can’t take it out!
Here are the ingredients for the Raw Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup:
One quart (approx.) chunked tomatoes
1/4 cup (one ozzie) really raw cashews
Sea salt or garlic salt to taste or a blend of the two
Fairly easy and very basic. Now to the rest of the story…
I always use the lid for this step. I’ve been known to blend smoothies without the lid but for soup, you need the lid:
Blend the soup until smooth:
As someone who used to cook in the VitaMix, I can testify that you can bring mixtures to boiling if you blend it long enough. Be careful if you are a raw vegan! Warm is okay—hot isn’t. If you eat cooked food, heat it as hot as you like.
The resulting mix will be very foamy:
Turn the blender back on, on the lowest speed. Slowly increase it until the force starts pulling the mix down and popping the bubbles. The following pictures show the process:
Serve in soup mugs. This recipe makes one serving of two mugs of soup. I had the first one plain
and the second mug with a sprinkle of garlic salt.
Sit in front of the fire and enjoy!