From Russia, With Love (Raw Okroshka Recipe). ~ Anzhela Shurina

Via Anzhela Shurina
on Aug 21, 2013
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Perfect soup for summer heat: Traditional Russian Raw Okroshka.

Okroshka is a perfect soup that Russians love to eat in the summer when it’s hot. The original recipe is not raw and not vegan but with some creativity I made it raw, vegan, absolutely guilt–free and delicious!

It’s a must try during summer heat.

The main ingredient in this soup is avocado. It should be ripe but not too soft.

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 2 avocado, cut in big cubes
  • 3-4 leaves of Chinese cabbage, leaves cut as desired and the core cut in cubes
  • 3-4 leaves Iceberg lettuce, cut
  • 2-3 medium cucumbers, half cut in cubes, half julienned
  • 1-2 handfuls of rukkola, cut if it’s too big
  • 2 handfuls of sorrel, cut in small pieces
  • small bunch of green onions, cut
  • 1 small red onion, cut in small pieces
  • Small bunch of dill, cut

“Kvas” (700-800 ml):

  • 3 glasses of almond milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 small radishes

Blend everything until smooth.

Cashew sour cream:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for a couple of hours)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 -2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small lemon, juiced

Place nuts in a food processor.

Add 1/4 cup cold water, salt, vinegar and lemon juice.
Puree for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy in consistency.

Assembling Okroshka:

  • Put prepared vegetables in a big bowl
  • Add Kvas· Add black pepper, as desired
  • Add sea salt or pink salt, as desired
  • Stir everything
  • Pour into individual bowls
  • Add cashew sour cream as desired

Enjoy amazing summer Russian Raw Okroshka—from Russia with Love!


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About Anzhela Shurina

Anzhela Shurina is a nutritionist/personal trainer and athlete, raw vegan educator and chef.  She is passionate about health and fitness, delicious and healthy raw vegan foods and vibrant life. Her mission is to teach how to get into best shape possible physically and mentally through healthy diet, lifestyle and fitness naturally and easy. She believes that when you have healthy, vibrant body your whole life becomes a pleasant never ending adventure full of happy moments. She author of two e-books: “51 recipe for Ideal Body”, “Exercise and Fitness for Busy People” that you can download on her website when you subscribe to the newsletter. Contact Anzhela at her websiteFacebookTwitter, or Pinterest, or through email.


One Response to “From Russia, With Love (Raw Okroshka Recipe). ~ Anzhela Shurina”

  1. Recipes says:

    In this summer we need to be look for some healthy and tasty soup like your recipe. Your traditional Russian Raw Okroshka soup is really very handy to me for this summer session. I hope most of the people like this content. Thanks 🙂