Oh cold soups! I love them so much. But you can’t not love them. Now that is summer and all you might want is ice on literally everything, a cold soup is the perfect way to nurture and chill your soul on a hot summer day.
Here are 10 of the most delish recipes we picked out for you, that include everything from fruity, dessert-like concoctions to hearty, bean-based options.
- Chilled pea cucumber cashew soup with mint
While thick, chunky pea soup is great for colder months, we can thank a cup of blended cashews for the silky texture of this rich but refreshing one. Cucumbers give it an even more cooling effect, so it’s perfect for summer.
- Carrot ginger turmeric soup
This bright, vibrantly spiced soup is the perfect canvas, velvety smooth and light. It’s a little sunshine in a bowl.
- Avocado asparagus gazpacho
Fresh squeezes of lemon, zesty red onion, and spicy cumin along blended asparagus and avocado keep the soup tasting fresh and light, and there’s plenty of healthy fat in here to make it a filling appetizer or main meal.
- Chilled cauliflower and yogurt soup
This soup manages manages to fit in both a vegetable and a fruit by using cauliflower and—wait for it—a Granny Smith apple for mild and sweet flavor. Meanwhile, curry powder adds an Indian-inspired kick. It all sounds very unusual, but that’s exactly why you’ll love it.
- Chilled pineapple soup
The coconut-pineapple combination is classic, but when you add bell peppers, onion, and cilantro to the mix, it’s a whole new level of delicious. Call it soup or a savory piña colada, this recipe guarantees you’ll be satisfied.
- Chilled melon and almond soup
The ground almonds, garlic, and salt make this a primarily savory soup, but melon (cantaloupe is often used) adds a subtle sweetness. With the olive oil swirl and paprika-dusted melon skewers as garnishes on top of each chilled glass, it’s super impressive for serving guests.
- Chilled blueberry soup
Want to put your farmer’s market blueberries to good use for something slightly healthier than pie? Turn them into soup instead. Spiced with cinnamon and ginger, it actually tastes like pie filling, just with a lot less sugar.
- Chilled hummus soup
If you (like us) have been known to consume hummus non-stop, this recipe is right up your alley. With tahini, cumin, and garlic, it tastes exactly like the classic bean dip, but the consistency of a soup makes it perfectly acceptable as a main meal.
- Chilled white bean, cucumber, mint and yogurt soup
Believe it or not, this cool Mediterranean-inspired soup takes all of five minutes to come together, thanks to the fact that it’s a simple process of blending ingredients together—zero cooking required. Top the velvety concoction with a sprinkle of pistachios for a crunchy contrast.
- Cool cantaloupe soup with basil cream
If you’re feeling fancy today this is the perfect match. After you make the soup by chopping everything in the blender, you just go make the basil cream which will feature cream and sugar blended altogether with a hint of fresh basil. Add the champagne to the soup at the end of the process, right before serving. Bon apetit!