I wanted to make a savory summer soup that is also dark like beets, but with a twist. So I decided to try cherries. Since this is not a cooked soup, you will definitely want to use a sweet fresh cherry. —Sagegreen
What You'll Need
dark red sweet cherries, pitted and halved
chopped English cucumber
chopped red onion
pinot noir, optional
fresh ground black or pink pepper
splash of fresh lemon juice
garnish with a lemon verbena leaf
dolup of thick Greek yogurt or cream fraiche, optional
Blend the pitted cherries, onions, cucumbers, optional wine /kirsch, and vinegar in a blender or food processor.
Season to taste. Squeeze in a bit of fresh lemon juice.
Chill and then serve with an optional dolup of Greek yogurt or creme fraiche; garnish with lemon verbena (or other herb).