As the summer heat intensifies, it's time to arm yourself with a collection of refreshing cold soup recipes that will not only keep you cool but also tantalize your taste buds. We've curated a sensational lineup of 13 mouthwatering recipes that are guaranteed to become your go-to dishes this season.
Cold Soba Soup with Watercress and Radishes
We love this refreshing soup on a hot summer night, but it works beautifully for lunch as well. Try it and you won't be disappointed. Cold Soba Soup recipe.
Spanish Tomato Gazpacho
In a hot weather there's nothing better than a bowl of cold fresh soup. This Spain Gazpacho recipe uses simple ingredients and requires zero cooking time. Just blend it, chill and serve. Spanish Gazpacho Recipe.
Cold Borscht (Holodnik)
Refreshing and delicious Cold Borscht or as they also call it in several Eastern European countries - Holodnik. Super easy to make and great for lunch or dinner, especially during hot summer days. Cold Borscht Recipe.
Raspberry Jalapeño Soup
Chilled soups are going to be hot this year! If you would like to get in on the trend of adding a few delicious chilled soups to your menu this summer, you are going to want to check out this collection. It includes tasty options like this raspberry jalapeno soup. Raspberries offer this soup a sweet and pretty vibe, but the jalapenos offer the perfect kick of heat. This soup is unique, colorful and totally delicious for summer meals. Raspberry Jalapeño Soup recipe.
Chilled Tomato Watermelon Basil Soup
Serve this chilled soup at a summer dinner party, or anytime it feels too hot to cook. With fresh flavors like garden grown tomatoes and watermelon and basil, it has a delicious flavor and is absolutely refreshing as the soup course. Chilled Tomato Watermelon Basil Soup recipe.
Sweet Pea Basil Soup
Sweet peas, basil and yogurt come together to make the ultimate summer soup. It is colorful, creamy and tastes perfect served cold. This will be a favorite lunch option for the week ahead, as it doesn’t need to be reheated and can be sipped whenever you are ready for it. Sweet Pea Basil Soup recipe.
Spring Sweet Pea Soup
Sweet peas make the perfect light and nutritious soup. This recipe starts with tender peas and shallots and ends up as a light green soup that pairs well with crusty bread for a yummy seasonal meal. Spring sweet pea soup recipe.
Creamy Corn Soup
Save this recipe for the height of sweet corn season. It taste so good you will want to make it often to enjoy with a burger from the grill, or a slice of buttery, crusty bread. Creamy corn soup recipe.
Cucumber Mint Soup
As the temperature climbs, and you start thinking of cool comfort, this soup is going to be on your mind! It is refreshing with cucumber and mint, and it is easy enough to make that you can whip it up after a long, hot day at work. Cucumber mint soup recipe.
Avocado and Raw Broccoli Soup
Avocados and raw broccoli offer this chilled soup so much creamy flavor. Make this for a summer dinner party or anytime you are too hot to eat a big meal. Avocado and Raw Broccoli Soup recipe.
Chilled Asparagus Soup
Asparagus has so much flavor that it is happy to offer some to a chilled bowl of soup. Serve this anytime you crave something totally delicious on a hot afternoon. You can make this a part of your weekly lunch if you like also. Chilled Asparagus Soup recipe.
Cucumber Gazpacho is very easy to make, but it does require and overnight sit in the refrigerator, so plan accordingly. Cucumber Gazpacho recipe.
Cold Watermelon Soup in Gazpacho Style
This watermelon soup is a cold, refreshing, and sweet-savory summer soup that is prepared in gazpacho style. It means blended raw without straining and serve chilled. This soup will surely cool you down on a hot summer day. Cold Watermelon Soup in Gazpacho Style recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
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