Creamy (Raw) Red Pepper Soup

Rules can inspire creativity.

 

Translation: no body puts baby in a corner!

One of my favorite things about this particular cleanse is that, while there are parameters, the rules are easy to work within.

For instance, one of the guidelines is to eat more raw veggies than cooked.  I love raw vegetables, but sometimes that can get a bit boring.  Raw soup, on the other hand… that’s interesting!  Eating a soup raw may seem strange, but it really is good.  And perfect for this warmer weather!

Creamy Raw Red Pepper Soup

 

The cool thing about this chilled soup is the creaminess.  The avocado and hemp seeds lend healthy fats and a smooth, cooling factor that is perfect against the jalapeño kick.

Red pepper and carrots add a natural sweetness.  It’s still early in the season, so I added just a bit of stevia.  I may or may not have added an extra jalapeño in my version… don’t worry, that’s not in the recipe as written below.

Red Pepper Soup

 

All you need is a blender to make this souper-easy soup.  I used my Vitamix, but any high-speed blender would work.  If you chop up the veggies a little more, I think you could even make it in a Magic Bullet!

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Raw Red Pepper Soup

Creamy Raw Red Pepper Soup

  • 1 C warm water
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 T hemp seeds
  • 1 T red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 3-4 drops lemon liquid Stevia

 

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (I used a Vitamix) and process until thick and smooth.  Allow to run for 4-5 minutes until slightly warm.

Makes 4 sides or 2 larger servings.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh interesting, I am not really a fan of cold soups, but I think I should give it a try. Everything else I have tried recently that i was not sure about, I have loved! Thanks Laura :)

  2. says

    Soup looks so good, love all the ingredients — hemp seeds rock! I’m all about creativity in the kitchen, it’s fun to look in the produce bin and whip up something colorful and healthy out of the ignored fruits and veggies that have been sitting there since the beginning of the week!

  3. says

    Laura,
    This looks like a terrific soup to make after bringing home a box full of CSA farm share produce in the summer. I’ve pinned this to remind me, since looking out the window convinces me that summer is never gonna get here . . .
    I’ve got a strange but good muffin for you today–I’ve been having hashtagcarrotweek using my farm share carrots in everything from sushi to side dishes, but today I made carrot cake without sugar. That’s the strange bit. The good bit is that I used a little honey, and a little maple syrup, and some dates and raisins to keep these soaked oat muffins just delicious.
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    I think we both know that I eat A LOT of raw veggies! A LOT! This sounds perfect! Love it! I hope you’re feeling well after the first week of the cleanse! I love that you see this as an adventure and opportunity to come up with new recipes!

  5. says

    I am a huge fan of every single ingredient in this soup, but I have this weird aversion to chilled soup!! Even gazpacho. I guess I would be a fail at a raw food diet. Or maybe I just need to give cold soups another try. ;)

    • Laura says

      You can definitely warm it up! I find it easier to eat a blended chilled soup than a apache. Less like a mouthful of salsa maybe? ;)

  6. says

    If this is what happens when you get put into a corner, I like it.
    This looks and sounds delicious especially with the extra jalapeno. I’m pinning it for when it’s above 70 here. I think it’d go great with your cornbread muffins too.

  7. says

    So I just want you to know that making this soup last week inspired me to make another dish with a raw avocado sauce that I basically “un-rawed” by adding nutritional yeast…whatevs! The pictures didn’t come out the prettiest, but after eating the leftovers yesterday, I gonna post that shit anyway…it’s DAMN good and features another of our favorite veggies…spaghetti squash! :D

    • Laura says

      I’m going toned that recipe. Ugly food tastes better!!!

      P.S. I was totally flattered that you made this so fast. You rock.

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