Raw Cucumber Dill Soup + Tomato Salad

OK, I know I was all excited about Chef Raya Belna’s Wild Mushroom Bisque the last time I posted, but I wound up liking her Cucumber Dill Soup even more, so that’s the recipe I am going to share today. It was especially fun to make, because we were able to use some fresh herbs from our little balcony garden.

While I was busy chopping up fruits and veggies and preparing our mise en place, I recruited Zander to pick some fresh dill. He came back with a few strawberry leaves, as well, but we did not include those in the soup:


Zander had a great time putting all of the ingredients into our Vitamix:


(more photos below this recipe)


1 cucumber, seeded
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded
1 green apple, cored
1 kiwi
1 cup filtered water
1/4 olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 T fresh dill + more for garnish
sea salt to taste

Blend all ingredients well. Garnish with fresh dill and olive oil drizzle.


The soup was fresh and delicious, perfect for a warm day:


We also enjoyed a little side salad made of fresh cherry tomatoes and basil, both from our garden. I dressed them with a tiny splash of ume plum vinegar:




About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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