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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  • 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
  • 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


Parita said...

Wow Lisa this is absolutely 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 GGG said...

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

Manju 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.

Priya Suresh said...

Eyecatching colour and absolutely delicious berry soup!

Jain Recipes said...

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

Thistlemoon 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 Turner said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Finla 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 Turner 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.