Wildly Cherry Borsch

June 21, 2010

Author Notes: 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

Serves: 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dark red sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons pinot noir, optional
  • 1 teaspoon kirschwasser (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Blend the pitted cherries, onions, cucumbers, optional wine /kirsch, and vinegar in a blender or food processor.
  2. Season to taste. Squeeze in a bit of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Chill and then serve with an optional dolup of Greek yogurt or creme fraiche; garnish with lemon verbena (or other herb).

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