It’s our nations 235th birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a bowl of soup! Although most food for this holiday is typically picnic fare, soups are also a fun dish to share that also makes for a great way to experiment with new colors and flavors for the holiday. Enjoy the holiday and I hope these delicious and unique soups inspire your soup making this weekend!
1. Strawberry Soup with Cinnamon Cookie Spoons – I was in awe of this gorgeous soup created by The Knead for Speed that included a fruit-based concept and a delicious cinnamon cookie. The cookies, inspired by a recipe by Martha Stewart, were created with whole wheat flour, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla that made for a delicious compliment to the festive strawberry soup that also includes blueberries and cream.
2. Chilled Watermelon and Cucumber Soup – Watermelon is the quintessential fruit served at most Fourth of July picnics – and it’s easy to see why. It is refreshing, filing and cooling during the sweltering heat. This chilled soup recipe, created by Chef Johan Svensson of Riingo, included the cooling watermelon and an interesting variation using cucumbers and a bit of spice thanks to the piri-piri chile – making for the perfect sweet and refreshing treat this weekend.
3. Hot Dog Bean Soup – Another classic dish served at most picnics is BBQ fare like hot dogs and beans. Another way to enjoy this dish is to serve it all together in a soup. I found an interesting variation on Taste of Home using kidney beans, hot dogs, onions and bacon soup. Fast and simple with no bun or ketchup needed.
Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 @ 11:43 am
Categories: chilled soups, holiday soups, recipes, vegetarian and vegan soups.
Tags: Chilled Watermelon and Cucumber Soup, Fourth of July, Hot Dog Bean Soup, Strawberry Soup with Cinnamon Cookie Spoons, The Knead for Spoon.
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