This refreshing raw soup is perfect for the hot summer days ahead. Fruits and vegetables with a high water content, like cucumbers, are an excellent choice to help you cool down and stay hydrated. This cooling summer soup is a good source of vitamins A, C, and potassium, and is a cinch to recreate in dairy-free and nut-free versions.
Our favorite part (besides the delicious results, of course): This light meal-for-one or starter-for-two is ready in just five minutes.
Yield: 1 bowl or 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes with advance prep
1 medium to large cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 – 8 fresh mint leaves
1 cup water
1. Blend all ingredients, minus 1/4 cup of water, until smooth and creamy. For a thinner soup, add remaining water and blend until incorporated.
2. Garnish with mint leaves and serve. If you prefer a cold soup, chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe Tips & Notes
- For a dairy-free soup, replace the yogurt with 1/4 cup coconut milk.
- For a nut-free version, double the amount of yogurt or coconut milk, or add 1/2 avocado, and omit the cashews.
- Don’t have time to soak your cashews overnight? Soak them for at least 15 to 20 minutes to soften them before blending.
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