Monday, March 31, 2014

Savoring the Season: Chilled Strawberry Soup

We often associate soup with cold weather comfort.  Soup provides warm weather comfort too.  A chilled berry soup is often refreshing and light with a hint of sweetness that can be very satisyfying during the warm months without being heavy and hot.

Strawberries are at their peak in Florida and there is no resisting using fresh ripe strawberries to create a light summer soup.

This chilled strawberry soup is a snap to prepare by combining the strawberries, yogurt, orange juice and vanilla extract in your blender.  With a dollop of whipped toping and mint sprigs, you can call this soup simple and elegant.



Chilled Strawberry Soup
Serves 4
Recipe from Food Network



Ingredients:
2 cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries or (thawed) frozen strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped topping, as needed
Fresh mint sprigs, optional

Directions:
In a blender, combine all the ingredients but the whipped topping and mint and process until smooth.  Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a dollop of whipped topping.  Garnish with mint, if desired.

Enjoy!
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24 comments:

The JR said...

Velma, this sounds wonderful. Looks great too!

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a lovely summer soup, I can't wait to try this! Thanks Velva
Jenna

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You are so right, Florida strawberries are at their peak and they are wonderful this year. Great idea with the soup Velva.
Sam

Julie said...

I love chilled strawberry soup. I had it first years ago at a great little tea room in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It's so beautiful!!!

Grandbabycakes said...

This strawberry chilled soup may become my new best friend. Looks so delightful!

Michelle said...

Something interesting that I have not tried...yet!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm biting at the bit waiting for Strawberry season, Velva. I must go to the grocery store to see if we have any Florida strawberries because that chilled soup sounds like just what the doctor ordered:) I haven't been feeling well all day but I'm sure that soup would lift me up! I'll be pinning:) Thanks for sharing, Velva...

That Girl said...

Sounds like dessert!

Taste of Beirut said...

Now I feel like grabbing a basket and making this asap! Strawberries have started to appear in the streets of Beirut sold by cart vendors piled up high in pyramid shapes. Such a delicious soup.

Taste of Beirut said...

Now I feel like grabbing a basket and making this asap! Strawberries have started to appear in the streets of Beirut sold by cart vendors piled up high in pyramid shapes. Such a delicious soup.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

it is beautiful! Just beautiful

Tina said...

Pretty - looks like a light dessert. We are having some great weather now, aren't we?!

Kari Lindsay said...

My favorite little tea house in Bigfork MT serves a soup just like this, and when we girls go there we ooh and aah over that soup! Lovely Velva!

Bill said...

We're having warm weather here and as summer approaches, I always love chilled soups. This one hits the mark for summer and I've got to try this one! Great post, Velva!

Angie Schneider said...

Strawberry and chilli...what an unique combination! It looks very beautiful!

Beth said...

Wow - I can't imagine living somewhere where strawberries are at their peak in March! Heavenly!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Organic strawberries are finally starting to drop in price here, thankfully! What a delightful spring soup! It would make a wonderful smoothie with a little more yogurt )

Lost In Utensils said...

The colour is amazing. I like chilled soups but I've never tried a strawberry one!

Barbara said...

I was at a wedding shower a few years ago (everything was pink) and a chilled strawberry soup was passed at the same time as other appetizers...served in a small glass. Unusual and I asked where they found the recipe. It came from our local Junior League cookbook. I posted it and have served it many times. How heavenly it must be with strawberries from your very own garden, Velva!

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, I would like this as a first course or dessert would be delicious too. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is just beautiful, Velva --- I've been obsessed with chilled soups this year, I even have a Pinterest board for them...I'll be pinning this gorgeous soup!

Sarah said...

How delicious! Wish it was warm enough to have it now but we have to wait a while longer.

grace said...

divine. this would be refreshing and delicious, and that pale pink hue is just beautiful.

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Mmmm, this would be so perfect in the summer months! I can taste it already!! :)

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