31 Cold Soup Recipes for Hot Summer Days
When the weather gets warm, it’s time to swap your go-to chili for something well, a little chillier. Stay cool in the heat with our roundup of flavor-packed, easy-to-make and ultra-refreshing soups. From mango gazpacho to chilled cantaloupe, here are 31 cold soup recipes to whet your appetite this summer.
1. 15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
You're only a few pulses away from making the most iconic chilled soup of them all. Its ingredients are almost all vegetables and herbs, so hunting down the best produce you can find is key.
3. 15-Minute Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup
It's as simple as blending the produce, herbs and Greek yogurt until smooth. The Asiago-encrusted baguette is just the cherry on top.
6. Simple Beet Gazpacho
Healthy, beautiful and ready in 15 minutes? Dreams really do come true. Top it off with a swirl of sour cream and all the fresh dill.
8. Ginger Carrot Soup
It's creamy, velvety, buttery and nutritious. Most importantly, it tastes heavenly both hot and cold.
11. Chilled Cucumber Soup with Yogurt, Cilantro, Coriander and Lime
Lime juice, Greek yogurt and jalapeño bring this cool cucumber concoction to life.
13. Chilled Strawberry Soup
You're only four ingredients away from a fruit-based gem that even your picky kids will approve of. The secret? White grape juice.
17. Chilled Strawberry Coconut Soup
Believe it or not, this fruity beauty comes together in the blender in just five minutes with the help of vanilla yogurt and coconut cream.
20. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lemon and Ginger
Fetch your food processor and take this recipe for a whirl—it'll only take ten minutes and eight ingredients.
21. Hot or Cold Thai Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup
This flavorful pick will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for five days or in the freezer for one month. So, make a batch to enjoy chilled and save the leftovers to try hot another time.
25. Chilled Cucumber Avocado Raita Soup
Inspired by South Asian riti raita, a dip-like condiment typically made from yogurt and raw or cooked vegetables, this soup is cool, refreshing and tangy.
31. Chilled Avocado Soup
The key here is starting with the butteriest, ripest avocados at the farmers market; they're pressed through a fine-mesh sieve before being transformed into soup.