Beat the heat with these chilled soups that are the perfect showcase to highlight seasonal ingredients and colorful vegetables in a nutritious and tasty way.
Tomato-Red Pepper Gazpacho with Fresh Vegetable MedleyTopping tomato and red pepper-flavored gazpacho with fresh veggies makes a refreshing summer soup.
Chilled Avocado and Yogurt SoupThis fresh Greek-inspired soup comes together in minutes. Buttermilk gives it a soupy consistency without changing the yogurt's flavor.
Chilled Butter Bean Soup with Basil-Corn RelishYou'll need about 1 1/2 pounds of butter bean pods to get 2 cups shelled beans. You can substitute fresh lima beans
Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint and CreamWe love this bright, minty soup because it adds a pop of spring color to the buffet. Make it up to 48 hours ahead of time.
Chilled Corn SoupThis recipe for chilled corn soup yields an incredibly sumptuous, velvety concoction—but it’s vegan—and nearly fat-free—and uses one of summer's best and cheapest vegetables. Use corn at the peak of freshness as this simple preparation will highlight corn’s natural sweetness.
Chilled Avocado Soup with Seared Chipotle ShrimpA delicious combination of tastes and textures, this first course soup combines smoky chile heat, crisp sweet corn, and silky-rich avocado.
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with LobsterSeafood lovers can rejoice at the addition of scrumptious lobster tail in this soup.
Quick Chilled Pea SoupBlending a handful of spinach into the soup enhances the green color and adds subtle earthy notes.
Corn Gazpacho with CrabTop corn gazpacho with crab, green onions, corn kernals, and tomato for a refreshing summer soup.
Creamy Tomato Gazpacho with ShrimpTop creamy tomato gazpacho with fresh shrimp for a refreshing summer soup.
Avocado Gazpacho with Sourdough CroutonsFor a cool summer soup, try this avocado-flavored gazpacho made with cucumbers, sweet onion, Greek yogurt, and more.
Golden GazpachoYellow tomatoes are a little less acidic than red, making this chilled soup's flavor sublime.
Spicy Gazpacho ShotsCover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight to get the perfect chilled temperature for these soup shots.
Cucumber Gazpacho with Toasted Rye CroutonsNeed this soup right away? Do a rapid chill: Transfer soup to a zip-top plastic bag, and set bag in an ice bath for 30 minutes.