Berry Soup with Lemon & Basil Berry Soup with Lemon & Basil

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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 5 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July/August 2022


Lemon broth:


Lemon Broth

In medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water, sugar and lemon juice to boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Add lemon zest, vanilla, lemongrass, basil, and lime leaf, if using. Leave to infuse at room temperature for 4 hours. Strain broth and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.) 


Divide fruit among four bowls. Pour chilled broth over fruit. Garnish with basil leaves, if using.

Did You Know?

Kaffir limes are citrus fruits with lumpy, green skin. Mainly used in Southeast Asian cuisines, their flavour is reminiscent of lemongrass and ginger. The dried leaves may be found in the spice aisle of grocery stores.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING

  • Iron 0.8 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Sugars 52 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 255
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 60 g
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Berry Soup with Lemon & Basil