Spring is finally here! Along with warmer temperatures, the return of migratory birds, and the emergence of new plants, spring ushers in a new season of fresh produce.
Strawberries, a fruit commonly associated with spring harvest, are a wonderful inclusion into a spring menu. These heart-shaped fruits not only provide a hefty amount of antioxidants, but are also a fantastic source of Vitamin C. Additionally, they have a low glycemic impact, minimally impacting the blood sugar levels of the consumer. For diabetics, this is wonderful news! Some recent studies have also indicated that the consumption of strawberries plays a positive role in promoting excellent cardiovascular and cognitive health.
For all of these reasons, and for the burst of fresh flavor that they provide, consider trying a chilled strawberry soup. This innovative use of the fruit not only is delicious, but is easy to prepare. It should be prepared at least several hours in advance, so that the flavors have a chance to meld.
Chilled Strawberry Soup
Serves 8 – 10
*Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times
Last updated April 11, 2018