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Raw Cucumber Soup

Raw cucumber soup

My hubby and daughters cook their own lunches (well hubby takes leftovers  :), so I am on my own. I have been looking into to raw cooking. I actually like most of my veggies raw anyways, so this works for me. I need to eat hormone-free protein's, beans and nuts are a good choice I can afford. This raw soup has been a favorite of mine lately. It is super easy, you could add any veggies, herbs, seasons you want. By soaking the cashews overnight, you makes them softer, but you do not have to soak them. You can also use raw almonds, walnuts, macadamias or pine nuts.

I had my mother and sister over for tea on Mother's day. I made chicken, hazelnut, grape salad and the raw cucumber soup. It was a big hit. Enjoy xoxox

Raw Cucumber Soup

servers 2 or if you love it, one big bowl

1 cucumber, peeled

1/4 avocado, peeled

5 sprigs of chives or half a green onion

10 raw cashews, soaked in cold water over night (you do not have to soak the cashews but the soup will not be as creamy)

1/2 a garlic clove

salt and pepper to taste

 water as needed

1/4 avocado, sliced for garnish

In a food processor or blender add everything, except avocado to garnish and water. Run till pureed and if too thick add a spoonful of water till you get the constancy you like.

Garnish with avocado and any herbs you love. This needs to be eaten immediately, it does not do well sitting around.

 

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Bay Native

ALL nuts, seeds, and grains need to be soaked in order to remove as much phytic acid as possible otherwise they leach your body of important vitamins and minerals #justsayin Source: http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/living-with-phytic-acid

Sweet Cottage Dreams

My mouth is watering! Not only is your table gorgeous but the soup looks amazing. I love cool soups this time of year!!

xx
Becky

Cathy Santarsiero

What a lovely color your soup is! And such an interesting combination of ingredients. Clever girl. xo -C ^..^

Eli

Sounds delicious for a summer soup, I love cucumber. All we need now is some summer weather!

Paula

Dear Clarice,

Your table setting is gorgeous!!! I love your vintage tablecloth and napkins. All of the teacups and saucers are so pretty!!!! I love the silverware, your silhouette dishes and your English villages. Oh, the flowers are so pretty! Your lovely blog is like looking through a magazine. You have such an eye for sitting a beautiful table and vignettes. What a blessing you are to your family and friends! I know you are a tremendous blessing to me! I get so much inspiration from you!

I love the recipe for your cucumber soup. That will be perfect for the hot humid days we will be in for this summer! It looks so yummy, thank you for sharing your culinary talents and the beauty you experience everyday in your lovely home!

Much love,
Paula

Junie Moon

I would never have thought of this. I love cucumbers, so this sounds like a fun culinary adventure.

Lena

What a pretty table you always set, and the soup sounds very good. Did you plant cucumbers in your new veggie garden? Just think how nice it will be when you can harvest those for soup.

Elise

Sounds yum!! Have you heard of Hallelujah Acres?? They are vegan...they have lots of recipes on their website. This sounds similar to the ones they would prepare.
Elise

Gumbo Lily

This soup sounds delish to me, but my men would be asking, "Where's the Beef?" Thanks for sharing this soup recipe.

Jody

Jill

Clarice,

I can't wait to make this, the days are beginning to warm and it will be a yummy lunch.

Jill xoo

Deby

This sounds so good and healthy..and a flavor I would love...what a nice thing to do for Mother's day

Rosemary

Such a pretty shade of green. Looks yummy!
Rosemary

Marqueta

Dear Clarice,

That soup looks so delicious! The nuts would be a yummy addition (We usually use olive oil); and the avocado would make it very creamy.

I love how I feel when I eat an all-raw meal. Fully alive!

Love,

Marqueta

Louise

Oh this really looks good....

Louise

LaTeaDah

Yum! I just made raw cucumber soup at my house as well. My recipe is somewhat different --- but so delish! Did you see it over at My Cozy Kitchen blog?

LaTeaDah

Mari at Once Upon a Plate

Oooh! I know I would love this Clarice ~ thank you for sharing it. Lovely presentation, and so healthful. xo~m.

Nadine

That looks delicious, and the color is wonderful too! My daughter and I were just talking this morning about how we could not wait to be able to use fresh veggies from the garden. I will be trying this one out when the cucumbers ripen later this summer! Thanks for sharing!

Mica

I am too afraid to eat like that. Yet, the display of your food looks very yummy. Maybe I will gather up the courage to eat something like that. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Mica

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