Cold Strawberry Ginger Soup

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4

Appears in

Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

  • About

Summer fruits make great bases for soups. Here, I’ve combined strawberries and fresh ginger juice for a sweet-tart-spicy soup. Almost any berry or combination can be used, so take advantage of what’s in season. If you don’t have a juicer you can make ginger juice by using a garlic press or pureeing fresh ginger in a blender and then straining it through a fine mesh strainer or squeezing it through cheesecloth. If you start with all the ingredients right out of the refrigerator, you won’t need to chill the soup long, but it will still benefit from time to allow the flavors to blend.

Ingredients

  • cups strawberry puree (from about 3 pints strawberries), strained
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ginger juice
  • 1 cup or so sparkling apple cider
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 cup mixed blueberries and red raspberries
  • Fresh mint sprigs

Method

Combine the Strawberry Puree and banana in a blender (or use an immersion blender), and blend until smooth. Add ginger juice to taste, and enough sparkling cider to attain your desired consistency. Chill for at least 2 hours. Ladle into chilled soup bowls. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, a scattering of fresh berries, and a mint sprig or two.