FoodStrawberry-tomato cold soup: The ultimate summer refreshment

Strawberry-tomato cold soup: The ultimate summer refreshment

Tomato and strawberry cold soup
Tomato and strawberry cold soup
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5 July 2024 16:51

Cold soup is the perfect lunch or snack on hot days. Although the Lithuanian version is the most well-known, the strawberry-tomato cold soup is a favourite in my house. This combination captures the best flavours of summer in one glass.

In the summer, traditional soups make way for cold soups, which are much better suited to hot weather. They are refreshing and light, yet tasty and nutritious. There are many variations and ideas, but I mainly opt for the truly summery combination of strawberries and tomatoes.

Strawberry-tomato cold soup

You can serve like a cocktail in a bowl or a tall glass. Strawberry-tomato cold soup is an unconventional yet incredibly delicious flavour combination. The sweetness of strawberries pairs perfectly with the acidity of tomatoes, creating a refreshing and summery soup.

I haven't found a better recipe for hot weather—my whole family loves this cold soup. Plus, it's quick to prepare, so I don't have to spend much time in the kitchen on a scorching day. It's healthy, colourful, light, and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 beefsteak tomato,
  • 280 grams of strawberries,
  • ½ cucumber,
  • ½ red bell pepper,
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil,
  • 1 pinch of salt,
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds.

Preparation:

Step 1. Peel the tomato—scalding it with boiling water makes the skin come off more easily. Then, cut the tomato into smaller pieces and remove the stem.

Marmande tomato
Marmande tomato© Delicacies

Step 2. Place the washed strawberries into the blender jug. Add the peeled and chopped cucumber and red bell pepper. Add the beefsteak tomato and fresh thyme without the stalks. Drizzle everything with olive oil, add salt, and blend.

The cold soup must be blended.
The cold soup must be blended.© Delicacies

Step 3. Add the chia seeds to the blended soup, thickening the dish slightly. Refrigerate the ready mixture for at least 30 minutes. After this time, pour portions into glasses or bowls. Enjoy!

Strawberry and tomato cold soup
Strawberry and tomato cold soup© Deliciousness
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