Creamy Raw Vegan Mexican Cilantro Corn Soup

by on November 24, 2011


This recipe is featured in my BRAND NEW 2 part Savory Raw Dinner Recipes DVD set.  It is super easy and very delicious!

When I was thinking up raw soups to make, that would look great and I would enjoy eating, I got the idea of packing in more and more veg into it instead of having it be all heavy from nuts or lots of avocado. The solution was to add some fresh yellow bell pepper, for flavour, bulk, and colour. It really adds to this simple combination of corn and avocado and took it to a whole new level.

Whenever I show people pictures of this soup, they can’t believe it’s raw and think it looks so great. Well it tastes even better too. You can also get very creative with the garnishing.  I went for a very simple look to display the solid soup ingredients and garnishes. Of course if you make the recipe you can add as much as you like. You can also make this a little spicier by adding more chili powder.

The beauty of raw soups, is that they are quite fast to make (aside from cutting fresh corn off a cobb, you can use frozen if you must) and you can blend them until they are the temperature you want in the Vitamix. So they can be room temperature, warm or quite warm. Just blend for 30-60 seconds for room temperature 1-2 minutes for warm, and then once you get past 2 minutes you are essentially really heating the soup and can cook it a little.  So keep this in mind, depending whether you want a room temperature raw soup, or a transitional warm “raw” soup.

This recipe will please even the most skeptical people of raw soups. Just blend it a little longer so it’s warm and not cold if you’re using corn and bell peppers straight from the fridge.

Please let me know what you think! I love your feedback. For more delicious recipes check out my Savory Raw Dinner Recipes 

Creamy Raw Mexican Cilantro Corn Soup

Ingredients:

3 cobs of corn
2 yellow peppers, cut into chunks
1 small onion, cut into chunks
2-3 cloves of garlic, diced
1 small avocado or 1/2 large
1/2 cup cilantro diced
2 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp herbamere/salt
1 1/2 large limes juiced
1/2 red pepper, diced
diced chili peppers or chili pepper powder to garnish
green onions to garnish
Directions:

1. Cut the corn off the cob. (Make sure you have a sharp knife, a bowl or plate to catch the corn, and a towel. It’s messy!)

2. Put half of the corn, both yellow peppers, avocado, onion, garlic, half of the cilantro, cumin, lime and salt into the Vitamix or food processor.

3. Use the Vitamix tamper to push ingredients down into blade and blend until creamy. (If you don’t have a Vitamix and need to add a little water to make it blend, do so)

4. Pour into 2 bowls. Add remaining corn, and red peppers. If you like it spicy add diced chilli peppers.

5. Garnish with cilantro, red pepper, green onions and a sprinkle of chili pepper powder.

Serve!

How did you like this soup? Did you know you can use the base of this as a raw salad dressing too?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aixa Hayes August 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Oh my gosh I just tried it and its amazing!!! Perfect because I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and I am so sore!

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2 Randel Renaud March 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Hi Veronica!
My beloved, Razzy and I just tried this soup. It was perfect! We are trying to go more 80-10-10, and needed something more savory to keep us on track. This did the trick. I left the avocado out, so it should be more in the area. Thanks!
Randel and Razzy

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3 Gwen June 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

My mom loves cilantro so I’m going to have to make this for her sometime… will let you know how it turns out.

Here’s a great tip for cutting corn off the cob with less mess: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_tip_for_getting_corn_off_the_cob/

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4 camille March 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

#4
Hi Veronica,

I think it not likely to make delicious raw soups (especially the low fat one) without a Vitamix or BlendTec. I recently got a BlendTec and tried this recipe with fresh corns (where does fresh corn come from in winter?). The creamy consistency and delightful sweetness totally rocked my taste bud. Hell! I used to blame myself for not enjoying those raw soups from a low-end blender.
The best thing about my BlendTec by far is that it could make pure broccoli soup as thick as starch-based recipes (like potato or cornstarch). Do you think it possible to make tasty raw broccoli/cauliflower soup without nuts? The experiment totally failed with my old blender. I haven’t tried that in BlendTec.

Thanks.

camille

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5 Veronica March 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM

You can make soup without nuts. But let me tell you I have tried just blending broccoli even cooked in the blender and it smelled so awful and strong I could not eat it. You have to to cut it with avocado or nut milks.

This is why Victoria Boutenko invented green smoothies, if you just blend greens and water, they are so strong and bitter it will make you gag if you try to drink it. I do not believe it’s possible for many people to eat blended broccoli on it’s own and enjoy it.

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6 Erin March 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I made a raw soup once, I just added a bunch of vegetables. It tasted like vomit 🙁 and I had to throw it out. Since then I’ve been afraid to try again. But this looks delicious, and I love corn… so I’m ready to try a raw soup again!

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7 Sjana February 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Hello Veronica,

Your recipe looks great, I’m going to try it this weekend! I’m new to the Raw Food Life, wish me luck.

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8 Em January 17, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Veronica, I absolutely love this dish! I recently received your dvd/book package and have made loads of recipes from it. This one, I’ve now made four times – so it’s definitely one of my favourites when I want/need something a little fancy-er tasting (it even impressed my cooked-omnivore mother) – I can’t believe how simple it is to make. I, like Fred, like to add some chili powder – I use chipotle. Thanks for a great recipe!

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9 Veronica January 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Oh i’m so glad you made it! That’s great to hear someone not into raw loved it too. My family still can’t believe people like to eat raw soups, lol but this one is definitely delicious!

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10 elizabeth lennard January 17, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Hi Veronica Grace,
Recipes look great, I will be having yummy meals tomorrow.
Fred mentioned a ebook on your Savory Raw Dinner Recipes, is it still in the making?
Looking forward to your next post.

Warm regards to you both,
Elizabeth.

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11 Veronica January 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Hi Eilizabeth, we launched Savory Raw Dinner Recipes already, this recipe is from the set. It’s available at http://www.lowfatveganchef.com/savory to check out! We’ve received awesome feedback on the recipes so far

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