One of the perks of owning a high powered blender the ability to make raw soup on demand. This vegan soup recipe can be made raw if you exclude the last two ingredients.
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Before purchasing my Blendtec Blender I watched many videos and read many reviews and so on. But, it was while seeing a live demo and tasting the soup made from the Blendtec did I decide to buy it.
I have used the Tortilla Soup Variation in the Blendtec Cookbook to come up with my own Vegan Blendtec Soup Recipe.
I love using the raw ingredients and this is so simple it is usually made by my young children. This soup recipe makes a quick lunch and I always have the ingredients on hand. For variety, you can add great toppings, such as avocado, black olives, green onions, lime wedges, etc…
I have made this recipe only using a high powered blender. If you have a regular blender, please leave me a comment below how yours turned out.
Blendtec Soup Recipe
- 1-2 medium sized tomatoes
- 1/2 stalk celery
- 4-6 baby carrots
- 1 tablespoon dried diced onion (or 2 Tblsp fresh onion*)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove*)
- 1 small ring of jalapeno (optional*)
- 2 tablespoons Taco Seasonings
- fresh ground pepper to taste (I use lemon pepper)
- salt to taste
- 2 cups hot water
- Place the above ingredients into your blender jar and blend very well. For Blendtec users touch the “soups” button and run one cycle.
- one handful of tortilla chips
- 1 can beans (pinto, black…whatever you like or have)
- Add tortilla chips and beans to the jar and pulse a time or two for the consistency you want your soup to be.
- Serve with extra tortilla chips.
For a raw vegan soup, omit the tortilla chips and beans.
*On a side note. I have found adding fresh onion and garlic and jalapenos make this soup quite spicy for little ones. That is why I use garlic and onion seasoning in my soup.
Some details around temperatures achieved by blending alone. I was curious to know how much the blender actually increased the temperature of my soup, so I performed an experiment with water only. Starting with 20 ounces of 70 degree F tap water,then blending at high speed for 90 second intervals and measuring the temperature after each 90 second cycle. The following temperatures were recorded:
after 1.5 minutes – 95 deg F water, no visible steam
after 3 minutes – 134 deg F water, first visible steam
after 4.5 minutes – 162 deg F water, more visible steam
after 6 minutes – 184 deg F water, even more visible steam
after 7.5 minutes – 200 deg F water, lot’s of steam and the water level decreased by 1 ounces (19 ounces remaining)
after 9 minutes – 206 deg F water, lot’s of steam and the water level decreased by 2 ounces (18 ounces remaining)
This averages out to ~25 degree F increase per 1.5 minutes of blending at high speed, up to 200 deg F. Knowing this is helpful if you have ingredients in your soup that need to reach a specified temperature.
By the way, this soup was my 700th blend. The Blendtec counts the cycles on a nice display counter. It helps keep track of all the healthy foods you are feeding your family. I am very pleased with my Blendtec. I recommend one for every family with a high-powered desire to feed themselves or their family well.