Sunday, June 6, 2021

Two Favorite No-Cook, Warm Weather Soups (Roasted Red Pepper & Cucumber, Celery, & Dill) for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

Some Sundays I feel like making soups and other weekends I don't and instead, I like to revisit one of the 600+ soup recipes I have on the blog. Guess which kind of Sunday this was? ;-) It's humid, I tweaked my shoulder and back a couple of weeks ago and it was acting up, and I decided not to spend any time in the kitchen today and instead, repost two easy vegan soups that are perfect for warmer weather.

You can read about them here, they are also featured with a Delish Squash Bisque but that one just doesn't say summer to me and it involves cooking where the Roasted Red Pepper and the Cucumber, Celery & Dill just require a blender.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup
From The 3-Day Cleanse by Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss
(Makes 2 Servings)

1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked 1-2 hours
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper
3/4 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp agave
pinch cayenne
pinch red chili flakes
1 cup roasted red pepper
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large basil leaf, chopped

Blend all of the ingredients, except the basil, in a blender until smooth. Heat the mixture in a saucepan until slightly warmed. Pour into serving bowls, garnish with the fresh basil, and serve.    

'Souper Supper' (Cucumber, Celery & Dill Soup)
From Ani's 15-Day Fat Blast by Ani Phyo
(Makes 1 Pint/1 Serving

1 cup cucumber, diced, about 1 whole
1 1/2 cup celery, chopped, about 2 ribs
1/2 cup avocado, about 1/2 whole 
1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp unpasteurized miso, any color
2 tsp fresh dill, or your favorite herb (or 1 tsp dry herbs)
1 to 2 cups filtered water, as desired
1/2 jalapeno pepper, or 1/4 tsp cayenne, or to taste (optional 'fat melter')

Place all ingredients, including pepper if using, into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy. 

Note: Best enjoyed immediately, but soup will keep in an airtight container for one day in the fridge.   

My Notes/Results From When I Made Them: Three different but tasty soups. If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the Roasted Red Pepper--the cashews give it a creaminess that tastes really decadent. The squash bisque also tastes rich and I liked that the carrot and squash were equally as present in the flavor. I did actually switch the steps listed for making the soup around a bit and start with cooking my onions, then adding the garlic and ginger about halfway through--cooking the garlic for that long seemed a little odd to me. The cucumber soup is deceptive--it is so fresh and cooling but then the jalapeno kicks in and leaves a nice little heat in the throat. I liked the richness the miso adds to the celery and cucumber. All of these go together easily and taste great--whether you are detoxing a little or just want a healthy bowl of soup. I would make them again. 

Judee is in the Souper Sundays kitchen this week!

Judee of Gluten Free A-Z Blog shares her My Favorite Homemade Salad Dressing with us this week, saying, "I'm loving my new favorite salad dressing. I haven't given it a name yet, but it's really tasty, sweet and tangy, and quick and easy to make. It's amazing how you can make a flavorful delicious salad dressing without using oil- which really cuts back on the calories (if that's a concern). I used three ingredients: Dijon mustard, minced white or red minced onions, and a Hoisin Sauce (I used a gluten-free brand)." 

Thanks Judee for hanging out with me this week! 
(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
If you would like to join in Souper (Soup, Salad, and Sammie) Sundays, I would love to have you! Here's how...

To join in this week's Souper Sunday's linkup with your soup, salad or sandwich:
  • Link up your soup (stew, chili, soupy curries, etc. are fine), salad, or sandwich dish, (preferably one from the current week or month--but we'll take older posts too) on the picture link below and leave a comment on this post so I am sure not to miss you. Also please see below for what to do on your blog post that you link up to Souper Sundays in order to be included in the weekly round-up.
  • Although we are pretty wide on what defines a soup, sandwich or salad, entries that are clearly not in the same family (ie: desserts, meats, random main or side dishes that aren't salads, etc.) are meant for another round up and will be deleted. 

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  • Mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen and add a link back to this post. (Not to be a pain but it's polite and only fair to link back to events you link up at--so if you link a post up here without linking back to this post or my blog on your post, it will be removed.)
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Have a happy, healthy week!


  1. I love the look of all these soups, especially the red pepper soup which I will give a try.. thanks

  2. I love the look of all these soups, especially the red pepper soup which I will give a try.. thanks

  3. no-cook soup for summer really has a huge appeal! Way beyond gazpacho.

    best... mae at


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