May 08, 2012

Chilled Strawberry Soup

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Spring time and strawberries... that's my life these days.

This past weekend I spent in Newport for my girlfriend's bachelorette party and it was such an excellent time. We got dressed up for dinner, heard some wonderful bands at the local bars, went out on a sail boat with just our private party and a bottle of champagne, and had laugh after laugh of a good time.  
The weekend was winding down and I had finally made it back home to rest up {aka take a serious nap} for a while before I composed myself and started getting ready for the week.

Strawberries scream spring-time and in case you hadn't noticed, take a trip to your local grocery store or farmers market... they are busting at the seems with fresh strawberries. I also noticed that Strawberries are this flavor of the month on Foodbuzz so I wanted to join in the fun and make a nice refreshing spring soup.
These days with our grocery stores able to carry our favorite fruits and veggies all year long makes us sometimes forget that nothing beats fresh picked seasonal fruits. This year our weather here in New England has been a little thrown off with spring coming in winter and fall creeping into spring a little, so being that I am not an agriculturalist, I am not sure if this is effecting crops at all, but I still prefer food outside of the store any chance I get.
And Strawberries, you can never go wrong with strawberries. They are juicy, sweet and just enough bite and color to add to a sweet or savory dish... it's one of the perfect fruits.

Again, with the weather being a little off, Sunday was a beautiful day. I made Paul and I some strawberry soup, cool and refreshing, and then an hour later we were bundled up in sweatshirts to head off to the movies. New England, you never can tell.
This soup was sweet and peppery. The strawberries and wine (which has always been a match made in heaven), are marinated perfectly together with the yogurt and then topped with olive oil and cracked pepper. There's a nice peppery zing to alter the sweetness.

It was refreshing, cool, and the perfect afternoon treat on a warm spring afternoon. Lucky for me there are leftovers!!!
Chilled Strawberry Soup
Yield: about 4 cups
Total: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup Chardonay (or sparkling white wine)
1/4 cup sugar
olive oil, freshly ground pepper and sliced fresh strawberries, for garnish 

Process fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt, Riesling, and sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. 

Cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, freshly ground pepper, and sliced fresh strawberries. 

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
Recipe adopted by Southern Living

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Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish said...

This soup sounds fantastic! I'm going to pin it and give it a try later!

Normal Food For Normal People said...

A perfect starter for a light lunch. I bet this could be adapted just a hair to make for a great homemade dressing for salads.

CJ - Food Stories said...

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Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Never heard of a strawberry soup before! Looks great and very refreshing!

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This looks so refreshing and flavorful!