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Written by Deborah on September 27, 2012 – -
By Guest Blogger
Even though summer has come to an end, we can still enjoy the bounty of fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes. Try these recipes for raw vegan tomato soup from Kristen Suzanne and raw vegan tomato salad from Joanna Steven to add more delicious tomato dishes to your repertoire of raw vegan recipes!
Tomatoes are definitely a food to enjoy in season. Bursting with sunshine and nutrition, they are incredibly versatile. Here, they steal the show in a raw vegan soup and a simple but super flavorful salad.
Kristen Suzanne explains: “When I demo’d this fabulous soup of mine at Whole Foods, it was a huge success. As people sampled the delicious Moroccan flavors, they quickly went in to the produce department to buy up the ingredients so they could go home and make more. This healthy, Raw soup is easy to make (and I mean….super easy) and full of delicious flavors. It is soooooo good!”
This is an elegant and delicious recipe with beautiful flavors; yet, it is so simple to make.
1 cup water
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup raisins
Blend all of the ingredients, except for the 1 diced tomato, pine nuts, raisins and cilantro, until creamy. Pulse in the cilantro. Stir in the diced tomato, pine nuts and raisins.
Joanna says: “Summer is such a glorious season, with the sun-ripened fruits, the lovely walks on streets bordered with blooming flowers, and of course, the local, organic tomatoes. I got some from my local market, and they were fantastic. My husband and I popped one in our mouth and could not stop repeating “wow… wow…” over and over again. I decided to make a simple salad with them before eating them all like pop corn.”
For such a simple salad, hunt down the best, freshest, preferably organic tomatoes. Use a high quality salt – I use Celtic sea salt.
12 ounces small tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon good quality salt
Freshly ground pepper
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
Halve the tomatoes, or quarter them if they are big. Sprinkle them with the salt, tossing them gently in a colander as you do. Set the colander in a bowl, and let the tomato drain for 10-15 minutes. Transfer tomatoes to a bowl, add peppers, vinegar and oil, and toss gently.
Kristen Suzanne, owner of , is an accomplished raw vegan chef, author, and teacher with a passion for helping people get started and succeed with the raw food diet. She’s been studying nutrition, fitness, and food preparation for over ten years.
Kristen is the author of several raw vegan recipe and lifestyle books, and maintains her .
To learn more about Joanna, access our free online community of thousands of raw food enthusiasts doing their best to raise healthy families and help their kids enjoy a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also interact with Joanna at the Raw Mom Facebook Page!
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