Strawberry Soopa

What happens when you combine the clean, crisp flavor of farm fresh, sweet strawberries with the tart fruitiness of pomegranate?

I wanted to know and I did some experimentation this weekend. I combined the strawberries with POM, a potent, pure pomegranate juice. To spice up the combination, I added mint, sugar and pepper. After very little processing, the result was refreshing soopa. A little sweet, a little tart and loaded with, I believe, all the antioxidant benefits of both pomegranate and their dark pigmented berry counterparts. Absolutely no cooking, but the soopa tasted awesome. A must try for cold soopa/gazpacho fans.

POM Pomegranate Juice and Sweet Strawberries
POM Pomegranate Juice and Sweet Strawberries

Strawberry Soopa
(for two servings)

Strawberries, cut – 1 full cup
Pomegranate juice – 1 cup
Fresh Mint leaves – one tiny sprig, or 5 leaves
Honey (or sugar) – 1 tablespoon
Black pepper – a pinch

Blend them together and refrigerate for about half an hour.
Serve cold for refreshing experience.

Strawberry Soopa
Cold and Refreshing Strawberry Soopa

Recipe: My Creation
Thank you POM.
Soopa = Sanskrit for soup like preparation.

16 Comments

  • By Madhavi, April 13, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    Indira, this seems like a very tangy and tempting combination. Can really be a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing.

  • By Pavani, April 13, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    Love the luscious red color. Great for the upcoming summer months.

  • By trupti, April 13, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

    I am SO trying this! I am going to freeze it for my kids….I’ll try anything to keep them from eating Dairy Queen all summer…*lol*

  • By Cilantro, April 13, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    Love the tangy Soopa. Great combo and a nice refreshing drink. I have loved the different combos with the POM juice. This one looks to good.

  • By Divya Vikram, April 13, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    Lovely!

  • By kalva, April 14, 2009 @ 5:50 am

    lovely soupa..

  • By RedChillies, April 14, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    Very unique combination and I am curious about the taste :-) Bright red color makes the drink look vibrant.

  • By rajitha, April 14, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    that would be refreshing on a hot summer day…maybe ths saturday…it is supposedly going to be 70 here in NY!!

  • By Sravanthi, April 14, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    Indiragaru,

    Since my first month of pregnancy, I have been looking for pomegranate fruits all over but I haven’t found them in any store. Can you please let me know the name of the store where I atleast could find the POM juice.
    Thankyou.

    Sravanthi gaaru,
    In Texas, where I live, POM is available in almost all major food stores like HEB, Whole Foods, Krogers etc. Try this link to check out POM availability in your area.
    -Indira

  • By srividya, April 14, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Nice soopa! have been drinking POM for a while now (get it from walmart). i have strawberries and POM at home. this is a definite try!

  • By Le, April 14, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    Love the color of Soopa..

  • By Sravanthi, April 15, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Chala thanks Indira garu. will surely try in Kroger here.

  • By Kalyani, April 15, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    Very tempting Indira …. I am going to try this for my kid … Thanks for the soopa …..

  • By ami, April 18, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    hi Indira,

    Tried this Soopa and it was amazing. My Husband and I simply loved it. Thanks for your lovely ideas, receipes and beautiful pictures.

  • By Pooja, April 20, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    i was never a cold soup person until i tried a fabulous cucumber gazpacho.I bet a mixed berry version with some chopped berries added would be just as good.

  • By sravana, September 22, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    Tried the soopa today…..wow its amazing….Thanq u so much for the recipe

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