Fresh Fruit and Berry Soup

Fresh Fruit and Berry Soup

When I announced the theme for May's No Croutons Required was going to be berries, I had no idea what I was going to make. I originally thought of making a salad, but never having made a soup with berries, I was up to the challenge and came up with this luscious blend of fruit and berries. The cherries cost a small fortune just now, as it is early in the season, but they are a choice addition, even considering the messy and rather time consuming process of pitting them all. Goat cheese was tossed in at the end of the cooking time to add a bit of tangy creaminess. Almost like a smoothie, this soup can be served hot or cold for dessert, or as a course for dinner or lunch.

Fresh Fruit and Berry Soup

Fresh Fruit and Berry SoupFresh Fruit and Berry Soup
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Published on May 12, 2009

A smooth, creamy and refreshing summer dessert soup bursting with the sweet flavors of fresh berries and fruits

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Ingredients:
  • 4 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)
  • 3 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 plums, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 4 cups water
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 5 oz (150 g) goat cheese
Instructions:
  • In a large heavy soup pot, combine the berries, fruit, water and half of the lemon juice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 10 - 15 minutes or until the fruit is tender.

  • Stir in the orange juice, the remaining lemon juice and the goat cheese. Remove from the heat and purée with a hand blender to get your desired consistency. Alternatively, you can purée the soup in batches using a countertop blender or food processor.

  • This soup can be served hot or cold. You can gently reheat the soup and garnish with fresh berries, or you can chill the soup and garnish.

Makes 8 servings
Fresh Fruit and Berry Soup

Other fruit creations from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Rum Plum Clafouti
Baked Whole Wheat Crêpes with Apple Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry and Maple Syrup Oat Smoothie

19 comments:

Parita said...

Wow Lisa this is absolutely delicious....love the idea of using fresh fruits in soup :)

Pooja said...

Wow amazing soup! Great colour :)

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yum I love all the fruit you've put in your soup! I can't wait to buy some cherries.

Indhu said...

love the colour... I have never made soups with berries... lovely recipe :)

Johanna said...

goats cheese and berries! I just can't imagine how it tastes - not too sweet I imagine - and sounds wonderfully refreshing too

Superchef said...

absolutely delicious!!!

Suparna said...

Hi Lisa,
Berries soup as a coarse for dinner sounds a great and new idea. Am sure the mixed berries give a wonderful n unusual taste leaving one want more :) clicks are nice.
Enjoy.
TC

Priya said...

Eyecatching colour and absolutely delicious berry soup!

Jain Recipes said...

Oh my, this looks really yummy. Beautiful color. I love the picture.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks beautiful and delicious, Lisa!

Ozge said...

It looks beautifully consistent, I'd have it anytime... Love berries. If having it cold, maybe addition of a tablespoonful or two of yogurt would be nice?

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A_and_N said...

SUCH a beautiful colour, Lisa!!

I'm still thinking what I should do for the berries!

Lisa said...

A tablespoon or two of yogurt would be a pleasure indeed.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so beautiful color a soup with berrys is new to me loks so delicious

Happy cook said...

Wow that soup loks so thick and delicous.
I will havve to give it a miss though as those blueberries cost a lot at the moment, will have to wait for another month till they sell it here in abundence and really cheap.

Ted said...

I just did this up but find it a little watery. Maybe I blended too much. I also didn't have plums. Maybe I should add some yogurt?

Ted said...

I also didn't add the dried apricots, maybe that accounts for it?

Lisa said...

I don't know Ted. Any recipe is a masterpiece in progress. Hope you enjoyed this healthy soup all the same. It's a cleansing experience, that's for sure.