Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

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Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are whirled together in this chilled soup. Serve it as a starter for an early-summer supper.

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Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings, about 1 1/ cups each

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 1/2-inch pieces rhubarb, fresh or frozen

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup chopped fresh basil or mint, plus more for garnish

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring rhubarb and 3 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook until the rhubarb is very soft and broken down, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Put a couple inches of ice water in a large bowl and set the bowl with the rhubarb in it to help cool it quickly. (If you aren't in a hurry, you can skip the ice-water bath.) Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cool, at least 20 minutes.

  2. Transfer the rhubarb to a blender. Add strawberries, sugar and salt; blend until smooth. Return to the bowl and stir in 1/3 cup basil (or mint). Serve sprinkled with more herbs and a generous grinding of pepper.

Tips

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate the soup (without basil or mint) for up to 1 day. Stir in herbs just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
1g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/4 cups
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 13g 25%
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 319IU 6%
Vitamin C 47mg 52%
Folate 26mcg 6%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 460mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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