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Chilled Strawberry Soup

 Chilled Strawberry Soup
A neighbor gave this recipe to my young daughter after she went to visit with a bowl and spoon in hand!—Ellen Lohrenz, Enid, Oklahoma
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Whipped cream or yogurt and fresh mint, optional

Directions

  • In a blender, combine strawberries, orange juice and cinnamon; cover
  • and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a large saucepan; add the tapioca and let stand for 5
  • minutes. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in buttermilk, sugar, lemon juice and peel.
  • Refrigerate. Garnish with whipped cream or yogurt and mint if
  • desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: Hollowed-out honeydew or cantaloupe halves make fun serving bowls for this soup.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 132 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.