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. Though it’s hard to fathom the idea of eating soup for the sake of cooling off, there’s a rainbow of gazpacho to eat.
Traditional Beet Gazpacho
Most are familiar with borscht, a Russian beet soup widely recognized for its magenta color and a staple in many Eastern European households. This gazpacho derives from that, offering all of the classic flavors of beets, dill, and potatoes.
Sweet Corn Gazpacho
Sweet corn gazpacho, or any gazpacho for that matter, may just be the single best summer food ever created. This chilled concoction brings an abundance of flavors to your tastebuds. In addition to sweet summer corn, you get the essence of tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and a wee hint of tanginess from lime.
Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho + Charred Corn Pico de Gallo
With cool cucumbers and smooth avocados starring in this bowl, it’s totally meant for those sweltering days when your body craves only the most refreshing foods to nurture itself. We think the gorgeous presentation is worth the extra effort. Whether it’s a morning iced coffee or a late afternoon mint julep brimming with crushed ice, take a moment and give yourself an excuse to just relax and be hot.
If you love shrimp bisque, you need this gazpacho in your life as soon as possible. Every spoonful boasts true summer flavors with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and the earthiness of fresh herbs. The fresh acidity of tomatoes, juicy cucumbers, and herbs really balance with flavorful shrimp. It’s like a salad on a spoon, so delicious!
Zucchini is super versatile, so it comes as no surprise that there’s a gazpacho to celebrate that. It will knock back the flavors that represent summer at its best. This light, earthy, super healthy soup uses up a heap of zucchinis and adds tons of herbs. Topped with a couple of toasted pine nuts and some lemon zest, this is what summer is supposed to taste like.
Yellow Gazpacho With Roasted Poblano Pesto
This soup is straight out of a culinary fairy tale. Yellow tomatoes and yellow bell peppers give this broth its deep golden color and diced vegetables used as garnish offer fantastic textures. The roasted poblano pesto pulls everything together perfectly.
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.