Over on the Sunfood discussion forum, Kyle posted a photo of Tom Yum soup which made me want to eat it, so I decided to try and make a raw version.
First I made coconut milk by blending about a third of the flesh of a mature coconut with the coconut water and some more water and then squeezed it through a nut milk bag.
Then I got the following ingredients:
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 stalks of lemon grass
- 2 birds eye chillies (the small hot ones)
- small piece of fresh ginger
- 25g fresh coriander
- 1 red pepper
- 2 cherry tomatoes
- lime juice
- coconut milk (as made above)
I chopped the lemon grass quite finely, then chopped the rest of the ingredients and put everything except the coriander in the Vitamix along with the coconut milk and the juice of about a quarter of a lime and blended. I then added the coriander and blended again (so that there were still bits of coriander visible). I was very pleased with it for a first attempt!