Go Back
Fruit Coulis on a white plate sitting on a grey wooden background.
5 from 3 votes

Fruit Coulis

Easy Fruit Coulis recipe, pronounced /ko͞oˈlē/ French, is a fruit or vegetable puree used as a sauce. Considered to be a chef’s trump card, you’ve probably seen coulis adorning dishes of all types. From soup to dinner and desserts it’s a beautiful method to add flavor and up your presentation on any dish.

Category Cooking Techniques, Kitchen Science
Cuisine French
Keyword Fruit Coulis
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 3 cups/500 grams strawberries or blueberries
  • 1/2 cup/100 grams granulated sugar white
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pure


  1. Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water in a saucepan.

  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries break down, about 10 minutes. 

  3. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla.

  4. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing against the solids; let cool completely. To store, cover and refrigerate up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate