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Chilled Strawberry Soup

My favourite part of June has to be the fresh strawberries! I love just about everything strawberry. So when I came across this recipe, I had to share it. It is a super-simple, super-fast recipe using fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! How perfect is that for a hot summer day?! The best part? Each serving is only 205 calories!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh ripe strawberries hulled and halved
  • 2 cups vanilla or strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar depending on taste preference
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • fresh mint leaves to top optional

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender except the fresh mint. You might need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Blend until everything is creamy. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Serve in bowls and add fresh mint leaves on top.
  3. Enjoy!

Tips

  1. If you will be eating right away, try using frozen strawberries or frozen yogurt so you don’t have to chill before enjoying.
  2. This recipe will make a big batch. Halve it (or even quarter it) or place in the freezer to enjoy later!
  3. Use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and strain out the seeds and small pieces of strawberry.
  4. For an even prettier bowl of soup, add a dollop of yogurt and sliced strawberries as garnish, along with the mint leaves, as shown in the picture.
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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

This soup is a personal favourite, so how could I not share it with you? I love the flavours in this soup, and it is so easy to make. Bring your soup game to the next level. You won’t regret it!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cans of Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped or 2 tbsp. of sun-dried tomato paste
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 package cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine garlic and olive oil in a large stock pot, and saute over medium heat until golden brown – be careful not to let the garlic burn.
  2. Add tomato soup, tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock and spices to the pot. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Drop tortellini in the soup, and cook according to package directions.
  4. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese.
  5. Enjoy!

As always, if you have a favourite recipe that you would like to share, email us at wallaceburgseniorcentre@gmail.com

Recipe and image via Key Ingredient