The weather just keeps heating up, but your kitchen doesn’t have to with these chilled summer soups that are bursting with flavor but won’t require you to touch your thermostat. From soups that could easily do double-duty as a breakfast smoothie to a Thai-Mexican fusion dish guaranteed to impress your dinner guests, here’s six of our favorite cool summer soups to help you keep your cool this season.
1. Chilled Tomato and Stone Fruit Soup
The cherries and peaches make this soup surprisingly sweet, and is the perfect use for all the summer tomatoes taking over your garden. GET THE RECIPE
2. Cold Summer Ramen
Maybe just go ahead and double this recipe, because you’ll want to eat this Cold Summer Ramen for dinner at least twice a week. We love being able to experiment with different topping combinations, and breaking out our spiralizer to make fresh veggie noodles. GET THE RECIPE
3. Chilled Coconut Corn Soup
The perfect combination of savory and sweet flavors, this is a go-to chilled soup recipe that leaves everyone feeling deliciously full thanks to the creamy avocado and Yukon potatoes. And yes, it’s worth turning on the oven just for five minutes to toast the coconut. GET THE RECIPE
4. Sweet Pea add Avocado Soup
The Greek yogurt takes this classic chilled soup recipe to a whole new level, and the addition of spinach, avocado, and mint means you’ll get at least two servings of green veggies with every bowl. This soup also travels well, so bring it along for your next picnic in the park! GET THE RECIPE
5. Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cooling cucumber, creamy greek yogurt, coriander, lime and cilantro all blended together in this refreshingly satisfying soup. Serve as a side or starter – or upgrade to a full meal by adding in chilled shrimp and serving with fresh pita bread for dipping. GET THE RECIPE
6. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Crispy Prosciutto
The balance of sweet and savory makes this soup an instant summer staple. Serve at your next summer soiree or pack for picnic along with some crusty bread, a hunk of good cheese, and any leftover prosciutto that you didn’t use for the crisps. GET THE RECIPE
But when it’s just too hot to even think about making dinner, even an oven-free one, give yourself (or your best friend,) the night off with a Spoonful of Comfort dinner care package, complete with our Sunny Gazpacho soup that serves up cold and brings the best of summer’s harvest straight to your doorstep. Think perfectly ripe tomatoes, a medley of onions, bell-peppers, and garlic, and of course, a splash of fresh cucumbers and summery herbs. And of course, it pairs perfectly with our freshly baked rolls and cookies. So send someone special a little sunshine in a soup this week, we promise they (and their delightfully cool kitchen,) will thank you!