37 Summer Soups for the Most Refreshing Meals of the Season

Pair one of these chilled soups with a summer salad for a delicious—and nutritious—meal.

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Now that summer is finally here (can you believe it!?) the absolute last thing you want to do is spend your entire day in the kitchen making meals. In fact, sometimes the warmer weather makes you not even want to think about turning on the oven or the stove. So what do you do when you're craving something satisfying but it's just simply too hot to do any cooking? Whip up one of these summer soups, of course. These chilled soups are perfect for even the most scorching days of the summer. Filled with the season's fresh produce, these healthy soup recipes are will keep you satisfied long after you've slurped up the last spoonful. You could even serve these nutritious dishes as a summer side dish at your family picnic, backyard barbecue, or at any weeknight dinner. They'd also make for a tasty addition to your Memorial Day dinner or 4th of July cookout. Plus, they're a great way to get the kids eating their vegetables. Little ones won't even realize these recipes are packed with veggies thanks to their bright, beautiful colors and sweet and savory flavors. Not only are these soups delicious, but they also come together in mere minutes. All you have to do is throw the ingredients together, blend it all up, and enjoy. It doesn't get much easier than that!

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Love and Lemons
Sweet Corn Gazpacho

We love a simple corn on the cob, but there are so many more innovative ways to use sweet corn now that it's in season. This recipe features the produce combined with tomatoes, peppers, and cucumber.

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Maria Ushakova
Cold Avocado Soup

Believe it or not, this creamy concoction comes together in just three minutes. It might take you even less time to enjoy the whole bowl!

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Just a Little Bit of Bacon
Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Although this dish is sweet, this blogger swears by a sprinkle of black pepper. She notes it actually "enhances the strawberry flavor and brings out their sweetness."

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Spices in My DNA
Green Goddess Gazpacho

Jalapeño gives this gorgeous green soup a nice kick. If you're worried about your dish being too spicy, don't worry. Greek yogurt adds enough cool creaminess.

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Inside the Rustic Kitchen
Melon Gazpacho Soup With Crispy Prosciutto

Prosciutto adds a salty bite to this bowl. Feel free to add a many slices as you'd like.

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With Food and Love
Chilled Summer Soup

Sweet corn and yellow bell peppers give this refreshing soup its gorgeous yellow hue.

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Cookin Canuck
Chilled California Avocado Soup With Coconut milk

This blogger writes that avocados make this soup "rich and satisfying" and recommends serving it as an appetizer.

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Love and Lemons
Green Garbanzo and Leek Soup

This light soup is bursting with herby goodness in every spoonful.

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Le Petit Eats
Golden Beet Gazpacho

Top this bright and beautiful recipe with beets, micro greens, and hemp seeds for even more flavor.

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I'm Bored Let's Go...
Thai Gazpacho

Add some Asian flair to a traditional gazpacho with coconut milk, chili sauce, and ginger.

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Spanish Gazpacho Soup

To make sure this summer recipe is extra tasty, use the ripest summer tomatoes you can find.

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Courtesy of A Chef's Kitchen
Very Veggie Gazpacho

This chunky soup is filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, and scallions.

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Courtesy of Taste and See
Classic Gazpacho with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Enjoy the ultimate tastes of summer with this soup recipe. An added bonus: It's dairy-free and low-carb!

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Courtesy of Living Well Kitchen
Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho

Sweet and spicy, this light soup is great for a summer lunch.

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Sweet Pea and Avocado Soup

Buttery avocado gives this soup added creaminess.

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Con Poulos
Cucumber Gazpacho with Watermelon and Mint

Refreshingly light and just a little bit sweet and spicy, this cool, colorful soup is a novel twist classic gazpacho.

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PAULETTE TAVORMINA
Golden Gazpacho with Minted Cream

Fresh, mint-flecked cream is an elegant final touch to this summery soup of yellow tomatoes, peppers, and squash.

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Andrew Purcell
Chilled Cucumber Soup

Cool and refreshing, this soup gets its creaminess from healthy Greek yogurt.

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Tomato Gazpacho

A splash of red-pepper sauce adds a little zing to this classic tomato gazpacho recipe.

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Tina Rupp
Cold Cucumber Soup

This fresh cooled soup recipe is perfect for a warm day.

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Steven Randazzo
Cool Cantaloupe Soup with Basil Cream

Our refreshing cantaloupe soup, inspired by chef Shawn Lawson, is a cool menu change. Instead of using traditional soup plates, try a mix of pilsner glasses and champagne flutes.

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Tina Rupp
Cold Avocado Soup

Cool and velvety smooth, this delicious soup is the perfect way to start a leisurely summer dinner. For an extra fillip of taste (and panache), top the dish with a colorful sprinkle of watermelon-radish and mint sprigs. Or stir in fresh lump crabmeat or strips of toasted tortillas with a dollop of sour cream.

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Carlsbad Cravings
Strawberry Coconut Soup

Berry season is here and this soup is the perfect way to celebrate the seasonal fruit.

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CookingLSL
Cold Yogurt Cucumber Soup

Light and refreshing, this is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

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It's Yummi
Mango Raspberry Chilled Soup

You can whip up this fruity soup in a blender in just five minutes, it's that easy!

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A Couple Cooks
Watermelon Gazpacho

Sweet and spicy, this recipe features both delicious, fresh watermelon and a dash of hot sauce.

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Gourmande in the Kitchen
Ginger Turmeric Spiced Spring Carrot Soup

This veggie soup has serious punch and flavor thanks to some ginger and turmeric spices.

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Cookin Canuck
Creamy Zucchini & Coconut Milk Soup

It may sound slightly unusual, but you'll love the creamy coconut milk and hot jalapeno combination featured in this recipe.

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Spoon Fork Bacon
Sweet Corn Gazpacho

There's almost nothing better than sweet corn in the summertime!

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Not Enough Cinnamon
Pea and Mint Soup

This vibrant soup tastes delicious chilled or warmed, meaning you can enjoy it year-round.

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