Make Ahead

Chilled Blackberry Soup with Sweet Corn, Mozzerella and Ricotta

July 12, 2021
4 Ratings
Author Notes

Blackberries and sweet corn are the perfect pairing, and every August I try new and inventive combinations. This soup walks the line between sweet and savory, and the color is gorgeous. No standing over the hot stove either! —witchykitchen

  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound blackberries
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon basil (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine blackberries, garlic, cucumber, thyme, basil, maple syrup, and season well with salt and pepper in blender and blend until smooth. Blend on a lower setting and drizzle in olive oil. Chill for at least an hour, ideally longer (this was even better the next day!)
  2. In food processor, combine corn, ricotta and mozzarella with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. To serve, pour soup in bowls and top with a dollop of the corn/ricotta/mozzarella mixture and a sprinkle of basil.
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3 Reviews

Mreinhart July 12, 2021
This was delicious! It paired so well with chicken salad. Because I’m not a fan of cucumbers, I only added a slice. It was the perfect way to use up some blackberries!
 
BoulderGalinTokyo August 18, 2018
Made twice again this year--love this summery dish! Strain the seeds and it is so smooth.
 
BoulderGalinTokyo June 29, 2017
BoulderGalinTokyo--I'm very sorry to see that no one has discovered this recipe (no saves) I loved it!
I reviewed it on Sept. 2014 for a contest so I guess they don't publish the comments.

Chilled Blackberry Soup with Sweet Corn, Mozzarella and Ricotta

My imagination was captured by a savory Blackberry Soup, chilled, with corn, CORN? By witchykitchen, no less! Oh, this I had to try.

The flavor of sun-warmed fruit, chilled, to temper the heat of the day.
Hidden flavors from the cucumber, garlic, thyme and basil- music note accents.
The corn, maybe like the bee, buzzing in and out, a perfect foil to the blackberries.
A beautiful color, the blackberry didn't fade, or turn brown.
And the creaminess of the cheeses balancing it all out
to make a delicious summer evening in a bowl! Decadence!

Two Notes:
1. It was much better the next evening, so prepare a day ahead.
2. Strain those irritating seeds out. Pure velvet on the tongue.

Can't wait for next summer to make again!



My imagination was captured by a savory Blackberry Soup, chilled, with corn, CORN? By witchykitchen, no less! Oh, this I had to try.

The flavor of sun-warmed fruit, chilled, to temper the heat of the day.
Hidden flavors from the cucumber, garlic, thyme and basil- music note accents.
The corn, maybe like the bee, buzzing in and out, a perfect foil to the blackberries.
A beautiful color, the blackberry didn't fade, or turn brown.
And the creaminess of the cheeses balancing it all out
to make a delicious summer evening in a bowl! Decadence!

Two Notes:
1. It was much better the next evening, so prepare a day ahead.
2. Strain those irritating seeds out. Then pure velvet on the tongue.

Can't wait for next summer to make again!