1 Dec 2011

sweet corn, garlic & tomato soup with avocado and dill

"Happiness is this!" was the first thing I said when I had a spoonful of this soup. Not only had it been a long day on campus, and I had had a really hard workout (my leg muscles are crying), but it was also the beginning of my three day weekend.

So, when I finally was able to sit down with this glorious bowl of soup - you can imagine my excitement and shear blissful mind-state. As I'm writing this, I feel almost euphoric! It must be a mix of my workout high (which I'm able to enjoy daily) plus more endorphins being released because of the deliciousness of this SOUP.

I haven't made raw soup in quite some time, it's more of a winter thing for me. I love soups that are warming, smooth and rich. I can't do cold chunky gazpachos. Yilk. Sorry.

Now that the BC winter is coming, I'm getting my comforting-soup cravings! Raw soups are divine, really. They are so creamy, flavourful and totally satisfying. And all they are is veggies with maybe some nuts, spices, oil and water. MMM!

Blended foods are great because not only are raw smoothies and soups FANTASTIC, they are also waaaay easier on your digestive system. Your stomach doesn't have to do anything! So you save that energy, and get those nutrients into your blood faster.

Tonight I had a ripe avocado, some frozen organic sweet corn, and tomatoes. We always have garlic. You should too.
You may want to put in just one clove of garlic to start, and see if that's good enough. I am garlic junkie so watch out, as I put in three. Also, start with a small amount of water and add until you get the consistency you want. Personally, I don't like watery soup.

Sweet Corn, Garlic & Tomato Soup with Avocado and Dill: serves 1

1 tomato
1/3 cup organic sweet corn kernels
1-3 cloves garlic
Handful walnuts
Spoonful hemp seeds
1-2 t Tamari/Bragg's
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 or whole avocado, chopped
Salt & Pepper 
Fresh or dried Dill

Blend tomato, corn, garlic, walnuts, hemp seeds, Tamari, water, and HALF of whatever amount of avocado you're using until smooth. Pour into bowl. Add salt & pepper to taste, and top with remaining chopped avocado and dill. I added some raw, organic honey for good measure.

I had forgotten how much I LOVE raw soups. They are soooo friggin' good. Nuff said.
Now go make your own.


Nada (One Arab Vegan) said...

Oh my god this sounds divine! And I have all the ingredients to make - this is definitely today's lunch, thanks so much for the recipe!

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you, Nada. I hope it was delicious =) Hurray for raw soups!

stang05 said...

I love your recipes...making this one today...thx so much and wishing you a fantastic Fall Day :)

Emily von Euw said...

thank you, "stang" ;) i hope you enjoy the soup and have a great day too.

Amanda Froelich said...

Beautiful blog and lovely looking recipe! Thanks for sharing. <3

Olivia Graham said...

I just made this for lunch! I added 1 TBSP of hemp seeds (wasn't sure what a 'spoonful' meant) I also added an extra 1/2 tomato and some extra hot water, and I didn't have any dill so I put yummy fresh fennel sprigs ontop!( yummmm) I forgot to add the braggs but I didn't even notice when eating it, it was so good. and I did 3/4 of a small sweet corn in the soup and 1/4 ontop. I heated it on low on my stove top, so it wasn't completely raw, and I sautéed the garlic in water for 20 seconds. soooo yummy. my boyfriend tried it and he wants me to make it again, he thought it was going to be yuck. I said i'd make a triple batch though 'cause I would want thirds :L

Anonymous said...

I just made this for lunch. Can we say: SERIOUS YUM! ♥

Nom Nom Nom! :)

Reginald Harrison said...

This was terrific this weekend. Family and friends loved it! I served it as an appetizer and it went over well. Wish I could post a pic on here.

jason murillo said...

This sounds delicious!
So, what if I make this ahead of time and stick it in the fridge for a little while.
Do you think it'll keep well or do you think it will separate and be weird?

IAMONE said...

Do you have an alternative to corn for your recipes like this and the onion corn bread? Thank you!

Emily von Euw said...

Bell peppers? :)

Emily von Euw said...

Woops! Just saw this now, sorry >.< That'd be fine! Although I'd probably heat it up on the stove...

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! Im about to go on a 100% raw diet so wanted to check if the corn was cooked in this recipe? Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

Cooked or raw should work, although if you use raw, I'd recommend soaking it in warm water so it softens a little.

Anonymous said...

I just made this and it was so tasty!!! It didn't seem very appealing to me at first but after I read the comments I had to give it a go! And I was not disappointed! Yum!!!! quick, easy and healthy!

Also, I had frozen corn kernels and cooked them with the 1 and a half cups of water on the stove before blending.

Now I want to try all the soup recipes on your blog! Love that this was a warm soup too, as it's nearly winter where I live. Please post more warm, comforting, and nourishing soup recipes Em :)
I'll be forever grateful ;)

erika droghetti said...

This raw soup is amazing, i just had it for dinner..delicious, i just made it very garlicky though!!! I thought "I love garlic, down with it!" :D

Cathy said...

Question - instead of Hemp Seed could I use Nutritional Yeast? That'll probably give it a completely different flavor but just wanted to ask - since I didn't have the hemp seeds in my pantry :(

Emily von Euw said...

@Cathy - oh interesting idea... yep try it!

Rebecca Seferian said...

Wondering about the corn kernels, do they blend easily? can i use canned corn that is already cooked?

Emily von Euw said...

@Rebecca Seferian - go ahead and use cooked corn if you want! It will definitely be smoother that way. x

Emily von Euw said...

@Rebecca Seferian - go ahead and use cooked corn if you want! It will definitely be smoother that way. x