Cold Blueberry Soup by Laura Theodore (aka The Jazzy Vegetarian)

blueberry soup by laura theodore
In episode 359 of our podcast, we were pleased to welcome one of our GREATEST inspirations for starting our podcast, Laura Theodore (aka The Jazzy Vegetarian). Being the GRACIOUS guest that she is, she provided us with some recipes to share with our community from her latest book, Vegan for everyone.  Enjoy! Photo Credit: Laura Theodore Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Reprinted with permission.  

Cold Blueberry Soup with Lemon-Cashew Cream

This refreshing, fruity soup is truly an eye-catching, tasty experience. A rich lemony cashew cream is swirled into fresh blueberry purée to make an inviting first-course offering.
Course: Appetizers, Soup/Stew
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Yield: 4


Cashew Cream

  • 1/3 cup raw cashews 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cashews
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablesppons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Blueberry Soup

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries plus 12-15 more berries to garnish
  • 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


For the Cream

  • To make the cream, put the cashews and ½ cup water into the refrigerator and let soak for 1 to 4 hours.
  • Drain the cashews and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Put the soaked cashews, ½ cup water, maple syrup, and lemon juice into a blender and process until very smooth.
  • Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, until completely cold.

For The Soup

  • To make the soup, put the blueberries, nondairy milk and maple syrup into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, until completely cold.
  • The soup may separate while it chills, so stir the blueberry soup thoroughly before serving, making certain it becomes a smooth purée again.


To serve, divide the blueberry soup into 4 to 5 small bowls.
Swirl some of the cashew cream on top of each soup and garnish with three fresh blueberries. Put the remaining cashew cream in a small pitcher to pass around the table so that diners can add more “cream” to their soup, if desired (see note).
Chef’s note: Tightly covered and refrigerated, leftover Lemon-Cashew Cream will keep for 2 days.
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