Dessert Soup and Other Delights

Thanks for all of the blog birthday wishes! If you haven’t checked out the giveaway from yesterday’s post, definitely do!

This past weekend, I got to hit up Whole Foods Market which is a treat since it isn’t super convenient to get to from my house. After my lunch with the CE-Yo, I was in the mood for lots of organics.   In addition to veggies and fruits, I bought some Honest Tea Kombucha (my first!). I also got some Siggi’s yogurt, Maca powder, and Wellfleet oysters for a nice summer dinner.

We started with a major salad. Yellow beets, beet tops, roasted broccoli, and kale massaged with olive oil and lemon juice. Massaged kale is seriously amazing.       

 

yellow beets, beet greens, lemon

organic broccoli, lemon, yellow beet, grape tomatoes, lettuce, kale

It’s definitely kind of fun to just get your hands in there and really rub the kale with lemon juice and oil.  Then I topped it with crushed red pepper and garlic powder.

massaged kale with olive oil, lemon juice and crushed red pepper

Since we were having a light summer meal, the salad was huge and full of volume.

kale, yellow beets, goat cheese salad

As a special treat, we had some fresh, briny Wellfleet oysters. Served with a simple red wine vinegar and black pepper mignonette, these oysters just said summer.

Wellfleet Oysters and Lemon

Our final course was a dessert soup. Originally planned as a soup course, this dish turned out yummy but definitely sweet enough to serve as a light dessert.

I started by macerating several cups of chopped strawberries in Travessia Vidal Blanc and chopped mint. I actually refrigerated this mixture overnight, and the flavors came together very nicely.

 

strawberries,mint, and Vidal Blanc

I had a fun little photo shoot :)

Travessia Vidal Blanc, strawberries, mint

I added the strawberries, mint, and wine to the blender with about another cup of Vidal Blanc and a half cup of Greek yogurt. I pureed it until smooth and topped with more mint.

Strawberry Vidal Blanc soup Strawberry Vidal Blanc Soup

The soup chilled for about an hour before we ate it. It was cool, smooth, and sweet, the perfect ending to a summer meal. Next time I would think of adding ripe honeydew to this as well and maybe leaving some chopped fruit to the side to stir in at the last minute to mix up the texture a little.

I think you will be seeing many cold summer soups this summer! Gazpacho, cold beet soup, and more fruit soups. . . delicious and healthy and perfect for those nights you don’t want to heat up the kitchen!

I still need a Friday Foodie Feature for this Friday, so please let me know if you are interested!

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Tags: dinner, kale, oysters, salad, soup, strawberries, summer recipes, vegetables, Whole Foods

  1. Marco Montez’s avatar

    Meghan!

    The desert soup looks and sounds delicious.
    Recipe please, asap…!?

    Cheers,
    Marco

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  2. Erin’s avatar

    What fantastic summer colors!

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  3. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

    Awesome cold soup! I’m usually not a fan of cold soups but this sound delicious :)

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  4. Daisy’s avatar

    ahhh Welfleet oysters! I have never brought them home to eat! I only ate em out at restaurants. Good for you treating yourself

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      It took us a few tries, but my husband is now an expert oyster shucker! :)

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    2. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble’s avatar

      I love oysters! So yummy! What a great idea with your dessert soup. I’ll have to remember that for the future!

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    3. Magic of Spice’s avatar

      What a wonderful meal!

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    4. Michelle’s avatar

      I think this is a little belated but congratulations on the blog-versary! I’ve enjoyed following your blog and getting to know you!

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      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        Thank you! It seems like you are having a great time in Florida from your tweets! :)

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      2. Isabelle’s avatar

        This looks like such a nice light meal for hot weather… and the cold soup for dessert is just genius. Thanks for sharing!

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        1. traveleatlove’s avatar

          Thank you for commenting! :)

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        2. viviane bauquet farre / food & style’s avatar

          I love the idea of massaging the kale! That just put a smile on my face… Beautiful post and delicious menu.

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          1. traveleatlove’s avatar

            Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! You are one of my absolute favorite writers, so it is quite the honor to have you reading! :)

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          2. Alison’s avatar

            That strawberry soup just blew my mind! Will have to make that ASAP!

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