Cool off in the most delicious way with our most refreshing summer fruit soups. Not only are they gorgeous to behold, there's little to no cooking involved to heat up your kitchen while you turn out delectable soups you'd be proud to serve at any gathering.
Watermelon, cucumber, and sweet red bell peppers get all zesty with onion, jalapeño, ginger, and mint. lutzflcat says, "Had very ripe watermelon and several other ingredients in this recipe that needed to be used up. This was a great way to avoid throwing them away, and a pleasant surprise because we REALLY enjoyed this gazpacho."
Just 4 ingredients go into this easy puréed watermelon soup. It takes just minutes to make, but be sure to let it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop -- it really does make all the difference. "Freeze this and it's an awesome watermelon slush," suggests Latasha Rockwell.
Cantaloupe and orange juice take a ride in the blender with fresh lime juice and the merest hint of cinnamon. Several reviewers suggest cutting back on the juice a bit if you want a thicker soup.
Honeydew melon, cucumber, and avocado give this gorgeous soup its cool green color, while jalapeño, garlic, lime, and white balsamic vinegar crank up the flavor. Jennifer says, "DELICIOUS! This got me to write a review for the first time."
You'll make a simple syrup of wine and sugar to sweeten this blended strawberry soup. Pam Ziegler Lutz says, "I never thought I would make a cold fruit soup. I stumbled upon this recipe and happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I'm very glad I tried it! It was cool and refreshing, perfect for summer."
"I was surprised how good this was for limited ingredients and effort. I was looking for a good way to use up the tomatoes and basil in the garden and this was great on a hot summer night with a fresh baguette. FRESH BASIL is a MUST. Don't even bother with this recipe if you don't have it. I also cut back on the oil." -- Hatchi
"I thought this soup was very tasty, and my family enjoyed it as well! It was a great idea for lunch on a hot day (we had Mexican BLT sandwiches as well)." -- JJ's Kitchen
8. Avocado Soup
Blend ripe avocados with tomato, cream, shallots, and chicken stock to make this rich and creamy soup. DANMILLER45 offers this dreamy assessment, "In the middle of an oppressively hot, humid Chicago summer, my wife and I chilled this soup in the fridge for five hours before serving under the shade of our oak tree in the backyard, and luxuriated in the taste, the texture and the coolness."
This colorful bowl of goodness is made up of mango, cucumber, and bell peppers, along with onion, garlic, and jalapeños. Citrus juices bring the whole thing together to make a soup you'll never want to stop eating.
10. Gazpacho Verde with Burrata Cheese
"The burrata cheese was perfect. The final few spoonfuls after the creamy cheese mixed with the gazpacho is one of the best flavors I have ever tasted." -- Jerry Haynes. Watch Chef John as he makes this fresh cucumber, basil, and oregano soup.
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