Ali’s Raw Tomato Soup

Heirloom tomatoes by madlyinlovewithlife via Flickr

Since we’re focusing on eating tons of fresh vegetables during this detox, we’re trying to be more creative than just eating salads and stir fries. Our fearless (and ever-so-patient) leader, Ali, gave us some recipes to help, and so far, the winner for us is her raw tomato soup.

  • 3 organic, heirloom tomatoes
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 cup onion (one big ring slice from a big onion)
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • black pepper to taste (a few dashes if you don’t love pepper will be just fine)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • one ripe avocado

Get the best, most flavorful tomatoes you can find. Wash everything that needs to be washed, coarse-chop the tomatoes, celery, and onion, and throw everything except the olive oil and avocado into your food processor or powerful blender. Puree the heck out of it. As it is mixing, slowly pour in the oil, which will emulsify the soup.

That’s it. You’re done. Dice the avocado and put some in each bowl. We ate this as two servings, which made the fat and calorie count kind of high, but that was all in the olive oil and avocado. You could cut back on the oil and skip the avocado, but you could also just embrace the healthy fat and lick your lips!

Yes, you could call it gazpacho, but I think most gazpacho recipes have bread crumbs, or call for garlic croutons.

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11 Responses to Ali’s Raw Tomato Soup

  1. Shonnie says:

    Thanks girly! Sounds DIVINE! Gonna have me some today! πŸ˜€

    • Andie says:

      I bought some beautiful tomatoes right after I posted this because I want to make it again, too. Then, forgot I bought them (detox fog) & made white bean & kale soup for lunch instead. I’ll wait until I try it before I recommend it. Hope you enjoy the tomato soup as much as we did. (I think it would make a killer bloody mary mix, too, but that’s really not on the plan right now!)

  2. Shonnie says:

    gonna share this on my fb page. πŸ˜€

  3. nikkianne says:

    Maybe this is a dumb question but is it a cold soup?

    • Andie says:

      Not dumb at all – cold soup. I imagine that is not appealing to you, up in the frozen north, as it is to those of us who generally enjoy the balmy Gulf Coast winters and scorching summers (and scorching springs and falls …)

  4. Nom nom nom. That’s all I have to say. Nom. Nom. Nom.

  5. Janet says:

    Mh, this sounds interesting and since I have actually never tried Avocado nor eaten a soup cold, I guess I should give it a try. Thanks.

  6. It’s sounds like a keeper for when I have my tomatos from the garden next summer! Avacado are so delicious but caloric, I can eat one just like that with only salt on it…

    • Andie says:

      I’m hoping that when we clear out some of the dead wood in our yard we can plan an avocado tree. We used to have tomatoes, but birds and other animals kept eating them.

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