Strawberry Soup

by Shawnda on May 27, 2011

in Fruit,Soup, Stew, and Chili,Strawberries

Strawberry Soup

After an “exhausting” day of snorkeling, and lounging by the pool with bottomless rum punches on our honeymoon in the Caribbean, the Foodie Groom and I managed to tear ourselves away from paradise for a late lunch. In paradise.

After spending the day outside, we wanted something light and cool so we started with a strawberry soup. It hit the spot – it was cold, light, simple, and refreshing. More importantly, it wasn’t overly sweet. After I raved about the wonderful soup, the waiter graciously brought us a message from the kitchen: cooked strawberries and light cream. Easy enough!

Strawberry Soup

I think we were able to at least produce a worthy rival if not a near-replication… I mean, as much as one can remember after nearly 5 years :) It’s smooth, refreshing, and wonderful when served very, very cold.

Strawberry Soup

Cold strawberry soup is the perfect starter to any spring meal.

Ingredients

  • 1lb strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1 Tbsp sugar, plus more to taste
  • Juice and zest of 1 small orange
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 - 2/3 cup milk
  • Mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop strawberries and place in a small sauce pan with sugar, orange juice, zest, and water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, squashing the strawberries into sauce with your spoon until they break down into a thick sauce.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Taste for sweetness and add additional sugar if necessary.
  3. Place chilled strawberries, yogurt and 1/4 cup milk in a blender. Puree. Stream in additional milk to get to the desired consistency. Chill until very cold, serve garnished with mint.

Notes

Yields: ~2 cups

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 2 hours

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) May 27, 2011 at 4:14 am

WOW! I love the color on this. Looks lovely. Can’t wait to try it. No strawberries here for another 6 months :(

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2 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 27, 2011 at 4:20 am

What a great idea! I love recipes inspired by wonderful memories:-)

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3 The Café Sucré Farine May 27, 2011 at 5:29 am

This is gorgeous! Lovely presentation and photography! What a fun start (or finish) to a girls lunch or a Sunday brunch! Thanks, Chris

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4 Jen @ BeantownBaker.com May 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

I love the color of this soup! Great pics.

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5 Karla May 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

That looks amazing! Thinking of making this as a meal for my kiddos–what did you serve with it?

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6 foodiebride May 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

We grilled chicken and had a salad with it – light and easy stuff because it was “hot” outside. It’s waay hotter now :)

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7 elly May 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

This is gorgeous! Love it.

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8 Created by Christi May 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

Chilled strawberry soup is awesome! I made a similar recipe and served it in mini champagne glasses for a baby shower. I agree with the others, yours is very pretty, mine was boring pale pink.

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9 foodiebride May 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

Those were the freshest strawberries on earth – we had just picked them at a farm the day before! Everything dish we made was such a pretty pink.

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10 Joanne May 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

i really wish I hadn’t just polished off the last of my strawberries! This looks delicious!

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11 Jessie May 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

We went to a pick your own place last year to get strawberries and it made the best ice cream ever – it was hot pink/fuchia! I love your site, by the way. I submitted your name to Babble for a mommy foodie blogger nomination. Keep up the tasty work!

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12 foodiebride May 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

@Jessie – You are too kind, thank you!

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13 Tina May 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

how pretty is that?! love the gorgeous pink color!!

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14 cara May 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Is it wrong that I want to add a shot of rum to this? So pretty, and it sounds incredible!

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15 foodiebride May 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

@Cara – oooh, a shot of rum? I think you’re on to something!

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16 Stephanie May 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

This sounds delicious and refreshing — perfect for a warm summer night!

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17 Dee May 31, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I’ve never been one to go for cold soup, but I think this will be an exception. Thanks for sharing!

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18 thepickyeater June 6, 2011 at 2:45 am

i love that beautiful pink color…..lovely styling ! will make it for sure :-)

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19 megan {a dash of megnut} June 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

the color is amazing!

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20 Ashley June 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

This is beautiful! Lovely presentation :)

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21 Niki June 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

Wowza! I made this for a party I catered this week as an appetizer….it was a huge hit! It was so nice on a warm June evening…cool and refreshing and easy to put together beforehand. Served in cute little ” disposable shot glasses” with a splash of cream on top. Perfect recipe! Thank you!

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22 Allison July 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm

How do you make the heart decorations/what did you make them out of?

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23 foodiebride August 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Allison – Whisk a small dollop of yogurt with a tiny bit of skim milk to thin it out just a bit. Drop nickel-sized drops onto the surface and then drag a toothpick or a knife held vertically straight through the center of the drop. You’ll get hearts!

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