Cold strawberry soup is a scrumptious summertime treat.
We tend to think of soups as fare for the colder seasons of fall and winter, but many soups are more suited to the warmer seasons. Cold soups, in particular, are an excellent addition to spring and summer meals – and may include ingredients as varied as berries to lettuce. Though these dishes may sound strange to some today, once upon a time, cold soups were common among all classes of people. Now that the weather is warming a bit, give them a try!
Top 4 Fruit Soups
Avocado Soup. This chilled soup begins with chicken stock and avocados, then adds sherry, cream, and seasonings. It’s hearty and a good way to get a power punch of vitamin E, plus all the cancer- and cholesterol-fighting properties of avocados.
Berry Buttermilk Soup. An amazing combination of blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, and buttermilk, this soup is a great way to consume from the blueberries anti-oxidant properties. Serve it as an appetizer – or as dessert!
Zucchini soup is a delicious way to use up summer's most bountiful vegetable.
Honeydew Soup. This delightfully simple cold soup is made with honeydew melon, yogurt, and white wine vinegar. If desired, it can be garnished with chopped salami. Honeydews contain lots of vitamin C and potassium, too.
Strawberry Soup. Once a wildly popular summer soup, cold strawberry soup features not just strawberries, but a wee bit of lemon juice, tapioca, and sweet white wine. This soup is another tasty way to add vitamin C to your diet. Serve it as a dessert or as the first course.
Top 4 Vegetable Soups
Lettuce Soup. Lettuce may seem like a strange base for a soup, but at one time, it was very popular. President Eisenhower’s wife, Mamie, served it often. This recipe includes Parmesan cheese, onion, stock, and seasonings. Simple and delicious.
Sorrel Soup. Featuring French sorrel, potatoes, rosemary, and chervil, this soup can be served hot or cold. Look for French sorrel in farmer’s markets and gourmet grocery stores. It is also sometimes called Patience Dock. This unusual herb is packed with vitamins, potassium, and protein.
Zucchini Soup. Looking for a way to use up summer’s most prolific vegetable? Then zucchini soup is for you! The soup also features onions, tomatoes, and a delightful blend of seasonings.
Corn Chowder. This is a warm soup, but it features one of late summer’s favorite crops: Corn. There’s also aromatic vegetables and cheese. Scrumptious – and a great way to end summer.
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