4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

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Soup seems to be a mainstay in everyone’s recipe repertoire. But what do you do when summer rolls around? It’s too hot to spend all day slaving over a big pot of soup, and no one wants something that’s hot.

4 delicious summer chilled soup recipes 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Enter chilled soups. Comprised of a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, these soups are a perfect starter for any backyard barbecue, picnic in the park, or beach bash.  Simply prepare them at home, throw them in the cooler, and serve them up in small disposable cups when you’re ready to eat!

Here are Four Recipes for Delicious Chilled Soups

Watermelon Gazpacho 700 x 466 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Watermelon Gazpacho

If the idea of a melon soup seems like too much for you, you haven’t tried this easy watermelon gazpacho. It’s easy to prepare, and you don’t need to use the stovetop. Gazpacho is one of the traditional chilled soups.

 

Ingredients

  •  2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 nice summer tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • A clove of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh mint or basil for garnish
  • Crumbled feta cheese for garnish

 

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to your blender.

Puree until smooth and drizzle in a tablespoon or two of good quality olive oil. Thin it out with water if necessary (although it will thicken up when chilled) and season with salt and pepper. Put it in the fridge for a few hours until nice and cold.

Serve it topped with some fresh chopped basil or mint leaves, and some crumbled feta cheese.

Creamy Corn Soup 700 x 458 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Creamy Corn Soup

Nothing beats summer sweet corn and this creamy chilled soup really showcases its full flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 ears of corn
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Small bunch of dill
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions

Take the 3 ears of corn and cut the kernels off with a knife. Make sure to scrape down the cob so you get all the juice. Put about half of it in a blender with all of the other ingredients. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and a little water. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining corn kernels. Chill for a few hours. Serve topped with more dill.

 Avocado and Raw Broccoli Soup 700 x 476 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Avocado and Raw Broccoli Soup

The avocado gives this chilled soup its creaminess, and raw broccoli gives it just the right crunch.

 

Ingredients:

  •  1 medium stalk of Broccoli
  • ½ of an Avocado
  • Juice of one Lemon
  • Small Bunch of Green Onions
  • One clove of Garlic
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

 

Garnish:

  •  Broccoli Florets
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Chopped Green Onions

 

Directions:

Take all of the ingredients, except the olive oil, and blend them in a blender. Puree, season with salt and pepper and stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Chill for several hours, and serve topped with a few finely chopped broccoli florets, some sprouts, and chopped green onions. You’ll be amazed at the difference in flavor of this soup.

 Cucumber Mint Soup 700 x 484 4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

This is one of the most refreshing chilled soups you’ll eat, and it’s perfect as a summer starter on the back patio.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cucumbers
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of one Lemon
  • ½ small onion, rouhly chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Small bunch of mint
  •  ¼ Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

 

Garnish:

  • Diced cucumber
  • Chopped Mint Leaves

 Directions

In your blender carafe, add 2 cucumbers, ½ cup of plain yogurt, juice of 1 lemon, ½ a small onion roughly chopped, one clove of garlic, and a small bunch of mint and blend. Add 1/4 cup of water and a tablespoon of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for a few hours, and serve topped with additional chopped cucumbers and chopped mint leaves. This one will definitely become a summer favorite.

 Will you be trying any of these delicious chilled soups?

Special thanks to Chef Works for sharing these great recipes for chilled soups with us!

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t think I have ever had a chilled soup oddly enough. I may have to give one of these a try. I have just always had hot soups!

  2. says

    The Watermelon Gazpacho is something I’d be down to try. I’m betting the feta cheese brings it all together! Sounds amazing, and I love the watermelon bowl. Neat!

  3. Robin Wilson says

    In all my *cough cough* fifty years on this earth I’ve never had a chilled soup. It’s just never appealed to me. But it has been so darn hot here that it sounds pretty darn good. Esp the corn soup. Might just have to give that one a try!

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