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 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
Preparation time: 5 minutes
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
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:
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! :)
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.
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