Sunday, September 22, 2013

Noochos Gracias Raw Soup - Vegan MoFo 2013 Day 14

All raw soups are very enjoyable when the weather is hot, but during the cooler seasons it's a great idea to blend some warming elements into the concoction.

Keeping in mind the cloudy/rainy days we've been experiencing, I added tulsi, radish, cinnamon and a few other naturally 'spicy' ingredients while creating this soup. They have a certain kind of heat to them, so the soup generates a warm, toasty feeling as it down the throat.

Noochos Gracias Raw Soup

Noochos Gracias is a soup that is bursting with so much character that you'll be saying many thanks with each spoonful you slurp. Though there are all kinds of delicious flavours in there, the lead role is played by nutritional yeast, more lovingly referred to as nooch. See what I did there with the soup's name? :p

As I mentioned in my Zucchini Fettuccine post, you can currently order nutritional yeast in India from i2cook. You can also try making this soup without the nooch. I'm sure it'll be yummy in a different way. You'll just have to call it No-Noochos Gracias and be a little less thankful for it. hehe

Noochos Gracias Raw Soup

Noochos Gracias Raw Soup
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

For the soup:
5 Naati Tomatoes (or any other tart, juicy variety) - cubed
1 medium sized Radish - roughly chopped
¼ Cucumber - roughly chopped
1 inch piece Onion
½ inch fresh Ginger
1 clove of Garlic
Handful of Tulsi/Indian Basil Leaves
8-10 Cashews
3 T Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp Tabasco Pepper Sauce
Splash of Lime Juice
Salt to taste
½-¾ C clean, filtered Water

For the topping:
1 Tomato
¼ Cucumber
Handful fresh Coriander/Cilantro

* Place all the soup ingredients, except tomatoes and water, in a blender jar and grind well.
* Add the tomatoes and water and blend into a creamy soup.
* Pour into large serving bowls.
* Finely chop the topping ingredients and stir into the soup.
* Slurp and enjoy! :)

Noochos Gracias Raw Soup

I wanted to have the Raw Almond Pulp Crackers with this soup but totally forgot! I'm sure it'll be a a great combination.

This recipe has been entered in the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck 4. Visit the link to check out more awesome recipes that have been submitted by various bloggers.


  1. Raw soups are so much fun! This one sounds really flavorful and spicy!

  2. Mmmm, this looks yummy and all the ingredients sound wonderful and cozy!

  3. The color, the creamy-cheesiness, the rawness - I'm slurping this (virtually) right now!

  4. No noochos, haha. oooh radishes too, love this concoction. I am all warmed up inside, or maybe it's a hot flash.

  5. Ooh this looks amazing! I have been craving soups lately, since it's been a little cooler here in Atlanta.

    1. Winter is coming!

      Hehe yeah I'm a Game of Thrones fan. :p

  6. Such a cute name for such a tasty looking soup! Approved!

  7. it started getting all rainy and cold here this week. me needs soup!

    1. With all the awesome comfort foods you've been making, why in the world would you want soup?! Haha

  8. I never thought I could concoct a raw soup meant for cold days, before this. MoFo really teaches one stuff! :)

  9. what a comforting soup and just looks so creamy without any cream in there...gorgeous..