When summer is at its hottest, the absolute last thing you want to do is spend your entire day in the kitchen making meals. In fact, sometimes the warmer weather makes you not even want to eat anything hot, much less crank up the oven or the stove to cook it. So what do you do when you’re craving something satisfying, but it’s simply too hot to do any cooking? You whip up one of these refreshingly cool summer soups, of course! These chilled soups are perfect for even the most scorching days of the summer.
Mango And Ginger Soup
Sweet, delicious mangoes are the base of this fantastic cold soup recipe that’s so fresh and healthy! Mangoes not only are one of the juiciest, most flavorful fruits you can buy at the market, they’re also nutritionally rich. This yummy chilled summer mango soup recipe is suitable for gluten-free and raw food diets but has plenty of flavor and excitement. Wonderful fresh ingredients get an extra jolt from spicy chilies and a bit of ginger for an extra kick that’s also good for you.
Summer Beet Borscht
Beet borscht is a traditional Eastern European soup that makes the most of the natural sweetness and hearty texture of nutritious, folate-rich beetroots. Apple cider vinegar adds a welcome zing to this classic beet borscht recipe that’s perfect served chilled on hot summer days.
Easy Pea And Mint Soup
You’ll be delighted by the simplicity and freshness of this easy pea and mint soup recipe. Sweet summer peas (you can use fresh or frozen) and refreshing mint leaves are a flavorful match made in heaven. Serve it up or drizzle with a bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, for a fancy presentation.
Chilled Tomato And Basil Soup
The ingredients in this cool summer tomato soup recipe are quite simple: just tomatoes, fresh basil, vegetable broth, and balsamic vinegar, so be sure to use fresh and quality ingredients. This vegetarian and vegan summer soup is a nourishing way to show off the bumper tomato crop in your garden if you’re lucky enough to have one this summer!
Simple Summer Red Pepper Gazpacho
This flavorful raw food soup recipe is surprisingly filling and bursting with fresh flavor. Made from a bounty of fresh produce including tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, garlic, and some chopped fresh herbs, this simple and easy soup recipe is delicious served cold or at room temperature—and tastes even better when eaten the next day. Make a batch the day before cookout parties.
Cool Vegan Cucumber Soup
Looking for the perfect light and filling vegan meal? Are you craving something cool and refreshing to enjoy on hot summer days? Lovely chilled cucumber soup is refreshing and mild tasting and the perfect starter course or light lunch when the summer heat hits. This soup also pairs very well with spicy grilled meats, hamburgers, barbecue ribs, grilled and roasted chicken dishes.
Many turn their heads at soup during hot summer days but some of the best soups are served chilled. The options are endless, between savory and sweet soups, this list compiles some of the best recipes to chose from. In order to reap the nutritional benefits and try something new this summer!