Cool summer soups are a refreshing addition to warm-weather menus.
Gazpacho and Tomato-Based Soup Recipes
The king of cold soups is gazpacho. This Spanish soup has multiple variations, but the most famous is the tomato-based gazpacho that originated in Andalucia. Modern versions can be made with tropical fruits, avocados, corn, and even watermelon.
- VIDEO: Chef John’s White Gazpacho
- Hearty Hot or Cold Roasted Tomato Soup
- Gazpacho Andaluz
- Gazpacho II
- Chilled Tomato and Avocado Soup
- More Gazpacho Recipes
Other Cold Vegetable Soups
Gazpacho and cucumber soups are classics–but vary your routine by drawing from the cuisines of other cultures.
- Zucchini Soup I
- Avocado Soup
- Creamed Broccoli Soup
- Swan’s Summer Soup
- Sweet and Spicy Soup with Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato
- VIDEO: How to Make Cold Cucumber Soup
Vichyssoise is another cold savory soup that has enjoyed decades of popularity. It was created by a French chef, Louis Diat, at New York’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 1917. Made of pureed potatoes and leeks, and enriched with a swirl of cream before serving, vichyssoise is easy to prepare and makes any meal feel like a special occasion.
Refreshing fruit soups are a delightful way to begin or end a summer meal. Berry and stone fruit soups are traditional in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. These soups are a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Berry soups are often accented with a touch of wine and a splash of cream or sour cream. Fresh lemon juice is often used to brighten the flavors of the fruit. Garnish pureed soups with whole berries or sliced fruit and a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream.
- Mango Gazpacho
- Berry Soup
- Cold Cherry Soup
- Creamy Fruit Soup
- Chilled Peach Soup
- Strawberry Soup II
- Chilled Cantaloupe Soup