When the weather gets warm, it’s time to swap your go-to chili for something well, a little chillier. Stay cool in the heat with our roundup of flavor-packed, easy-to-make and ultra-refreshing soups. From mango gazpacho to chilled cantaloupe, here are 31 cold soup recipes to whet your appetite this summer.
1. 15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
You're only a few pulses away from making the most iconic chilled soup of them all. Its ingredients are almost all vegetables and herbs, so hunting down the best produce you can find is key.
2. Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
If the acidity of red tomatoes is a deal breaker for you, swap them for mild yellow tomatoes instead. Better yet, this soup screams summer, thanks to the addition of fresh peaches.
3. 15-Minute Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup
It's as simple as blending the produce, herbs and Greek yogurt until smooth. The Asiago-encrusted baguette is just the cherry on top.
4. Chilled Spicy Strawberry Soup
Never let another pint of berries go to waste. Pair them with apple, fresh ginger, herbs and spices to turn them into the most surprising soup you've ever tried.
5. Velvet Corn Soup
This summer star is delicious served hot or cold. What can we say? We like having options. (P.S.: Feel free to use canned corn kernels if you don't have fresh ears on hand.)
6. Simple Beet Gazpacho
Healthy, beautiful and ready in 15 minutes? Dreams really do come true. Top it off with a swirl of sour cream and all the fresh dill.
7. Chilled Cucumber, Avocado and Shrimp Soup
8. Ginger Carrot Soup
It's creamy, velvety, buttery and nutritious. Most importantly, it tastes heavenly both hot and cold.
9. Potato Leek Soup
10. Truffled Cream of Asparagus Soup
11. Chilled Cucumber Soup with Yogurt, Cilantro, Coriander and Lime
Lime juice, Greek yogurt and jalapeño bring this cool cucumber concoction to life.
12. Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup
13. Chilled Strawberry Soup
You're only four ingredients away from a fruit-based gem that even your picky kids will approve of. The secret? White grape juice.
14. Ajo Blanco (Spanish Garlic and Almond Soup)
15. Persian-Style Chilled Cucumber Soup
16. Watermelon Gazpacho
Need help breaking down that massive watermelon? We've got your back: This is the easiest way to cut one into cubes.
17. Chilled Strawberry Coconut Soup
Believe it or not, this fruity beauty comes together in the blender in just five minutes with the help of vanilla yogurt and coconut cream.
18. Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup
A Thai-inspired dinner that only *looks* like it took you all night to make (even though all you needed was 40 minutes). Serve it hot or cold, depending on the weather.
19. Cucumber Gazpacho
20. Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lemon and Ginger
Fetch your food processor and take this recipe for a whirl—it'll only take ten minutes and eight ingredients.
21. Hot or Cold Thai Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup
This flavorful pick will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for five days or in the freezer for one month. So, make a batch to enjoy chilled and save the leftovers to try hot another time.
22. Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup
Psst: We're betting you have just about everything you need to make this cool starter right this minute.
23. Chilled Beet Soup
Earthy beets puréed with zingy balsamic vinegar and creamy Greek yogurt sound delicious. But TBH, the soup's color is what sold us.
24. Chilled Corn and Crab Soup
25. Chilled Cucumber Avocado Raita Soup
Inspired by South Asian riti raita, a dip-like condiment typically made from yogurt and raw or cooked vegetables, this soup is cool, refreshing and tangy.
26. Cold Watermelon Soup
There's no need to chill the soup after making it, since it starts with three cups of frozen watermelon. Genius.
27. Chilled Zucchini Walnut Basil Soup
When you've had your fill of zoodles, you can always lean on this herbaceous soup starring zucchini, fresh thyme and basil, toasted nuts and Greek yogurt.
28. Creamy Avocado Soup
29. Mango Gazpacho with Quick-Pickled Shrimp
Behold, tomato-free gazpacho. It's equal parts fruity, refreshing and zesty, thanks to fresh ginger, vinegar and mustard seed in the shrimp brine. (BTW, before you get cooking, this is the best way to slice a mango.)
30. Simple Celery Soup
Celery is way more nutritious than you may realize. It's high in fiber, folate, vitamin K, potassium and calcium, plus it boasts antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
31. Chilled Avocado Soup
The key here is starting with the butteriest, ripest avocados at the farmers market; they're pressed through a fine-mesh sieve before being transformed into soup.