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14 Delicious summer soups, chilled to perfection

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Cold soup for a hot day

Who says soups have to be hot? These cold soups will hit the spot this summer.
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1

Chilled pea soup

Cold soup for a hot day

Skip the frozen peas and make this soup with fresh peas this summer.

Get the recipe for chilled pea soup >>

2

Sweet watermelon soup

Cold soup for a hot day

Is this dessert or the main course? It can be either (or both, it tastes so good). The refreshing taste is great for any time of the day.

Get the recipe for sweet watermelon soup >>

3

Chilled Southwestern corn and steak soup

Cold soup for a hot day

This dish is perfect when you're looking for a hearty meal that's not going to make you sweat.

Get the recipe for chilled Southwestern corn and steak soup >>

4

Summer vegetable soup

Cold soup for a hot day

Warm vegetable soup is great for cold winter nights, but this chilled version is perfect for the summer months.

Get the recipe for summer vegetable soup >>

5

Roasted asparagus and garlic soup

Cold soup for a hot day

Fresh asparagus from your garden or the local farmers market gives this soup a taste that can't be beat.

Get the recipe for roasted asparagus and garlic soup >>

6

Blueberry soup shooters with minty whipped cream

Cold soup for a hot day

Just a swig or two of this sweet soup is all you need. Serve it as an appetizer or a dessert to wow your crowd.

Get the recipe for blueberry soup shooters with minty whipped cream >>

7

Chunky tomato and garden vegetable soup

Cold soup for a hot day

This chunky soup resembles a salsa. Serve it alone or with a side of chips.

Get the recipe for chunky tomato and garden vegetable soup >>

8

Golden beet gazpacho

Cold soup for a hot day

Blend up your summer harvest to make this to-die-for cold soup.

Get the recipe for golden beet gazpacho >>

9

Green gazpacho

Cold soup for a hot day

Green veggies and Parmesan cheese make this soup savory, and the added yogurt gives it a nice, creamy texture.

Get the recipe for green gazpacho >>

10

Watermelon gazpacho

Cold soup for a hot day

Watermelon adds an unexpected hint of sweetness to this savory, tomato-based soup.

Get the recipe for watermelon gazpacho >>

11

Sweet pepper, jalapeno and cilantro gazpacho

Cold soup for a hot day

A splash of tequila gives this seriously good soup a kick you weren't ready for.

Get the recipe for sweet pepper, jalapeno and cilantro gazpacho >>

12

Bell pepper gazpacho with crispy prosciutto

Cold soup for a hot day

We'd never think to serve this soup cold, but we're glad someone did!

Get the recipe for bell pepper gazpacho with crispy prosciutto >> 

13

Chilled strawberry soup

Cold soup for a hot day

Forget the spoon — you're going to want to drink this strawberry goodness straight from the bowl.

Get the recipe for chilled strawberry soup >>

14

Avocado soup with tomato salsa

Cold soup for a hot day

Avocados and yogurt come together to make this creamy, rich soup, best served as a side.

Get the recipe for avocado soup with tomato salsa >>

More for your summer menu

Skinny broccoli salad
Tropical fruit bouquet in a pineapple vase
Zesty ceviche tostada bites

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