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Balance Summer Heat with Vegan Zucchini Soup

Vegan Zucchini Soup with fresh herbs is a perfect side dish that will help cool your metabolism to deal with the heat.  Fresh mint and cilantro are naturally cooling, but if you have an aversion to cilantro you can add a touch of basil or double up on the mint. Cucumbers are also cooling, and they are balanced with a touch of ginger to add a spark of flavor while helping digest the cucumbers. Cucumbers are much easier to digest when peeled and seeded as well. Cumin and coriander aid digestion by balancing agni, the digestive fire, and add a subtle layer of flavor that can perfect many vegetarian dishes.

I started the soup with a base of chickpea flour as a thickener. It adds a protein boost to the dish while its taste is quite neutral, particularly when the spices and herbs are added.

Stay cool this summer with cooling Zucchini Soup—a dish with a surprising mélange of flavors for your summer menu.

Lisa J. Mitchell


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