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10 Cold Soups for Hot Summer Nights

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What do we love about cold soups? Well, just about everything—especially in the summer, when the prospect of turning on the oven feels like one of the bigger challenges of the day. Aside from a little roasting and scorching, you can get most of the work for these soups done in a blender, saving you the extra heat of the oven or stove. Tonight, make a low-temperature, low-stress dinner in the amount of time it takes to whirl together a smoothie

Here are 10 chilled soups to help you keep your cool:


Chilled Roasted Beet and Carrot Soup with Parsley Lime Cream by Merrill Stubbs 

Chilled Beet Soup



Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa by Gena Hamshaw

Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup


Eleven Madison Park's Strawberry Gazpacho by Genius Recipes

Eleven Madison Park's Strawberry Gazpacho


Green Gazpacho with Chili Cumin Shrimp by Culinary Enlightenment 

Green Gazpacho with Chili Cumin Shrimp


White Gazpacho by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician 

White Gazpacho


Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta and Mint by Heather Morris

Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta and Mint


Chilled Cantaloupe Soup by Chef Gwen

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup 


Chilled Tomato Peach Soup by Beth Kirby | {local milk} 

Chilled Tomato Peach Soup


Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream and Pickled Ramps by Genius Recipes

Chilled English Pea Soup


Yogurt Soup with Cucumbers and Walnuts (Tarator) by Nicholas Day

Yogurt Soup with Cucumbers and Walnuts (Tarator)

Photos by James Ransom, Sarah Shatz, Mark Weinberg, Beth Kirby | {local milk}

What do you make to cool down? Share your ideas in the comments below.

Tags: Menu Ideas, summer, cold soup