July 20, 2011 • Category: Dessert
Let’s say you could not resist and bought a bunch of strawberries. Even though you still had other fruits at home.
This strawberry soup is a way to use up the leftover fruits and to enjoy those luscious strawberries. The other fruits are neatly cut-up and placed at the bottom of the goblet; the strawberries have been macerating in some sugar or honey and have produced a lot of juice: Throw them in a blender and get a nice smooth soupy strawberry mixture. Pour it on top of the other fruits, top with some cotton candy if you wish (or nothing).
INGREDIENTS: 6 to 8 servings
- 4 cups of strawberries, hulled and cut-up
- 1 cup of sugar or honey
- 1 lemon or lime, juiced
- 1 orange
- 6 cherries
- 1 banana (or apple)
- 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water or rose water (optional)
- Place the strawberries in a large bowl; cover with sugar and let them macerate in the sugar for several hours. Purée in a blender and add the lemon or lime juice and the flavoring if using.
- Cut up the remaining fruits and place at the bottom of each goblet. Pour the strawberry soup on top and refrigerate until serving time. Decorate with cotton candy or nothing!
14 Comments • Comments Feed
5 Star Foodie says:
A lovely summer dessert! I like all the fruits at the bottom of the strawberry soup too.
On July 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm
Wow!This awesome, the simplest and the most delicious recipe using strawberries. Love the clicks…
On July 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm
On July 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm
Sonia Rumzi says:
Yummy Joumana, My grandmother made them like that. Excellent with the lemon juice. Yum!
On July 21, 2011 at 12:05 am
Aren’t you delightful topping this with cotton candy! 🙂
On July 21, 2011 at 2:11 am
My mouth is watering just looking at those pictures. Nothing tastes better than sweet, ripe strawberries!
On July 21, 2011 at 2:58 am
I always think fruit soups are so much fun! The epitome of healthy, refreshing desserts!
On July 21, 2011 at 4:38 am
Nuts about food says:
How did you make the cotton candy? Now I am curious.
On July 21, 2011 at 7:22 am
@Nuts about Food: You just buy it , it is imported from Turkey.
@Susan: The Turkish cotton candy has a distinct flavor; I find the cotton candy from State fairs to be sweet and light but that’s about it. Turkish cotton candy also comes with chopped pistachios.
On July 21, 2011 at 7:56 am
Meister@Nervous Cook says:
The cotton candy on top is so sweet! I love fruit soup — I make a gazpacho with peaches and tomato, and it’s so cool and refreshing this time of year. The color on this strawberry soup is absolutely stunning.
On July 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm
On a hot day like today, this looks so appealing! It sounds like a wonderful, refreshing treat. I wonder if the cotton candy from Turkey tastes anything like the ubiquitous cotton candy at the state fairs here.
On July 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm
Oui, Chef says:
Oohhh Joumana, I want to kiss you for this one….yes I do! – S
On July 22, 2011 at 4:17 am
Alicia (Foodycat) says:
Is that pashmak on top? It looks wonderful!
On July 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm