Raw soup recipes are on of my favourite quick meals to make. They are just as easy as green smoothies, but they are perfect for when you want something savory instead of sweet. For many years I was a bit turned off by the "idea" of raw soup recipes. Somehow, I just didn't think that they would be appealing!
It was raw cream of celery soup (recipe linked below) that first got me enthused about the fact that raw soups could, in fact, be savory, creamy and so delicious.
You will notice that all of these soups call for cashews. That's the hidden ingredient to make them creamy and satisfying! All of these recipes are one-step raw soup recipes - just throw in blender, blend and throw some chunky veggies in the bowl for added texture. Raw soup!
Here is a quick list of some of my favorite raw soup recipes - in order of preference.
Raw cream of celery soup should really only be made in a high-speed blender since celery can be stringy. But this is a surprisingly tasty and refreshing soup. Give it a try as your first soup if you have a high-speed blender (like a VitaMix or a BlendTec). If your blender isn't very good try to make cream of mushroom or tomato soup instead.
Fancy something super creamalicious and filling? Try this raw cream of mushroom soup recipe. I was raised on cream of mushroom soup as a kid, so this is something that I like to make when I want some raw comfort food.
This raw tomato soup recipe tastes just like Campbell's Soup. I'm not kidding! Sweet and tart at the same time - this simple recipe is a delight. This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes and one slice of sundried tomato.
Corn chowder, creamy corn chowder in raw format. Yes, it's possible. Yes, it's sweet and creamy. Ideally you would use fresh corn sliced right off the cob, but if you're in a rush you could try canned. Not truly raw but a great time saver.
Raw broccoli soup is last on my list because broccoli is not exactly everybody's favourite flavor. However, if you are already a pro at making raw soups and you already know how good they can be - then go ahead and whip up this raw broccoli soup if you are in the mood for a nice change and a deep broccoli flavor. This can be a great way to use up a lot of broccoli if you need to eat it up in a hurry.