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15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

It’s difficult not to love soup. Whether it be for their creamy texture or extremely satisfying heartiness, soups are amazing power foods. But when the heat is on, hot foods are usually the last thing you want to fill yourself with.

Granted, there a ton of great chilled or cold soup recipes that are perfect for hot weather. These 15 cold soup recipes a great way to beat the summer heat. They’re refreshing and packed full of fresh veggies that’ll leave you energized. If you’ve never tried a chilled soup before, I suggest trying one of these amazing recipes today!

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Summer Pea Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Simply Recipes

Peas are not only high in fiber, they’re power-packed with vitamin B6, A, and K as well as potassium, magnesium and iron. They’re also a good source of folate, a very important nutrient, especially for expecting mothers.

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Easy Gazpacho

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Serious Eats

Gazpacho is a famous Spanish soup that’s made with wholesome raw ingredients. Because everything remains uncooked, gazpacho delivers nutrients in a way that cooked vegetables cannot.

Cold Cucumber Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Tablespoon

Cucumbers are high in water content and and low in calories. This cold summer soup is incredibly simple to make and will please everyone on a hot humid day.

Beet Gazpacho

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Feasting at Home

Beets can help lower blood pressure and are a great source of fiber, folate and vitamin C. Introducing beets to young children in this vibrant soup can be a way to get them to try something they would typically be adverse to.

Ajo Blanco (Spanish Chilled Bread and Almond Soup)

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Serious Eats

Ajo Blanco is another popular Spanish soup made with almond, garlic and olive oil. It’s creamy, yet delicate, making it the perfect summery soup.

Mango-Raspberry Chilled Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy It’s Yummi

This soup is a yogurt-based cream soup. It’s a fruitier summer soup that only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Both kids and adults will love this simple recipe.

Creamy Lettuce Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Serious Eats

Lettuce has never tasted so great. Despite it seemingly tasteless appeal, this soup does wonders to bring out lettuce’s natural flavors.

Vichyssoise (Chilled Potato and Leek Soup)

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Tasting Table

This French soup is not only super delicious, it’s pretty simple to make. Besides, potatoes go great in anything.

Chilled Asparagus Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Making Thyme for Health

Although this recipe calls for not one ounce of cream, it’s deliciously creamy. Sarah opted for Greek yogurt, but noted cashew cheese as a great vegan substitute. One thing’s for sure, they both sound amazing.

Carrot Ginger Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Bowl of Delicious

Ginger has been on the rise lately because of its many health benefits. Known to reduce inflammation and fight cancer, this is one power food you definitely want to be consuming. Blended with wholesome carrots, this recipe’s one for the books.

Chilled Avocado Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Recipe Girl

Avocado goes great with anything. But Recipe Girl has made it even better by turning the wonderful fruit into a chilled soup topped with no other than bacon!

Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy The Lemon Bowl

We just can’t seem to get enough of cucumber soups. Combined with yogurt, this soup is a definite winner.

Okroshka Summer Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Natasha’s Kitchen

Okroshka is a Russian summer soup that’s perfect anytime of the day. You can try adding your own protein or leave it out completely as a vegetarian option.

Salmorejo

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Spanish Sabores

Another popular Spanish soup is salmorejo. It’s a chilled tomato soup that’s super rich and a great source of vitamins and nutrients.

Chilled Corn and Shrimp Soup

15 Refreshing and Healthy Cold Soup Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Courtesy Taste of Home

While the afore mentioned soups have been on the lighter side, here is a hearty recipe that’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied. Corn and shrimp are combined with buttermilk to form a delicious meal or side.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these cold summer soups.

I’d love to hear what you think of them, leave me a comment below!

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