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20 Make-Ahead Cold Soups for Summer

20 Make-Ahead Cold Soups for Summer

When it’s too hot to eat, chilled soup is the only answer

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Chilled soup is your summer lunch and dinnertime savior.

In the searing heat of summer, eating an entire meal can often seem like the most unappealing prospect, even for the hungriest, most food-obsessed among us. The thought of eating something hot starts to make us sweaty and uncomfortable, so cold — preferably ice-cold — food is what we turn to again and again. Sadly, there’s a limit to how long we can survive on a diet of ice cream and iced coffee alone. Thankfully, cold soups have come to our rescue. These healthy, filling, flavor-packed recipes will refresh and cool you down on the hottest of summer days.

20 Make-Ahead Cold Soups for Summer (Slideshow)

These 20 summer soup recipes can be made ahead of time. Most of them actually benefit from an extra night or day spent chilling in the refrigerator, as it allows for the dishes’ flavors to really come together and enhance each other. So make a batch of your favorite whenever the heat isn’t so unbearable that spending even 30 minutes in the kitchen is too much, and keep it in the refrigerator (or freeze it if you’re not going to be eating it for a while), ready to be served as soon as hunger strikes.

These make-ahead cold soups really show off all our favorite flavors of summer. The gazpacho and pappa al pomodoro highlight the season’s beautiful ripe tomatoes; a chilled corn soup is sweet and creamy; and a Persian-inspired yogurt soup takes wonderfully exotic flavors and packs them into one delicious bowlful.

Read on to find the 20 chilled soup recipes, which can easily be made ahead of time, and will become your lunch and dinner saviors for the rest of the summer.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


25 Best Summer Soup Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

During the summer months, dinner recipes usually consist of some type of grilling and a classic BBQ side or two. You may even find yourself tossing a crisp summer salad onto the menu. But have you ever thought about serving soup in the summer? While you may not associate a bowl full of soup with the warm-weather months, these summer soup recipes will change the way you think about the dish altogether. We rounded up one-pot recipes, blender soups, and even chilled soups, all of which are perfect for days when you don&rsquot want to fuss around the kitchen. Best of all, most these summer soups take full advantage of seasonal produce, like tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and even watermelon. Next time you're planning a summer picnic or BBQ, consider adding one of these refreshing recipes to the menu.

Gazpacho is a classic! It takes summer&rsquos best veggies&mdashtomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and onions&mdashand blends them up into an easy cold summer soup. Serve it as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner with a slice of grilled bread.

This veggie-forward soup is a colorful addition to your summer dinner menu . Don&rsquot forget to save the tips of the asparagus to use as a garnish!

If you love turkey burgers on the grill, give this soup a try. It&rsquos a simple one-pot dinner loaded with fresh veggies, ground turkey, and spices.

We know spending time over a hot stove isn't ideal in the summer, but this creamy tortellini soup is worth it.

These thick, stewed black beans are delicious on their own, but they&rsquore even better when topped with a variety of fresh, summery fixins&rsquo: diced peppers, avocado, and sour cream to name a few.

No pre-cooking, no sautéing, and no browning means that you don&rsquot even need to turn on the stove for this soup recipe. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy dinner.

Serve this easy chowder with a slew of toppings, or set them all out for a DIY-style dinner. Just don&rsquot forget the tortilla chips!

You&rsquoll get your fair share of summer veggies with this rustic soup. It&rsquos loaded with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. To give it a kick, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.

Make the most of one of summer&rsquos most popular veggies: sweet corn! This summertime classic takes fresh corn, bacon, and a cheesy broth and serves it up in a hearty bread bowl.

There&rsquos nothing like a slice of watermelon on a hot day, so this refreshing melon soup is sure to hit the spot. We especially love the small salad of cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe used to garnish the top.

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

Make this recipe as soon as you see yellow squash start to appear at your farmer&rsquos market or grocery store. It&rsquos a great way to add summer veggies to your dinner table.

Get the recipe at My Forking Life.

This brothy fish soup looks fancy, but it&rsquos surprisingly easy to make. Serve it over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen.

This gazpacho uses fresh, sweet corn instead of your typical tomato. Pair with a light salad and some grilled chicken for a hearty summer meal.

Get the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Put a new spin on taco night with this bold, Tex-Mex soup. Use whatever ground meat you have on hand (beef, turkey, or pork) or skip the meat altogether and just use beans.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

This classic French soup has endless variations. Serve it warm with crispy bacon, or chill it for a cold soup (also called &ldquoVichyssoise&rdquo).

Get the recipe at Once Upon a Chef.

Refreshing cucumber and creamy avocado make the perfect pair for this summer soup recipe. (It would also make a great dip for crudité!)

Get the recipe at The Simple Veganista.

This seafood-based soup will have you feeling like you're beachside &mdasheven if you&rsquore just in your own backyard). It&rsquos thick, creamy, and full of fresh-from-the-ocean flavor.

Get the recipe at Immaculate Bites.

Serve this light and creamy soup as an appetizer for your next warm-weather occasion! Just pour the soup into glasses and add a small serving spoon.

Get the recipe at Gourmande in the Kitchen.

Elote (a.k.a Mexican street corn) is a popular grilled corn-on-the-cob dish that&rsquos slathered in mayo, spices, lime juice, and cheese. This twist on the classic summer side dish has all those delicious spicy flavors, just in a hearty bowl of soup.

Get the recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

This spicy summer soup uses ingredients that are typically found in salsa (jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillos), plus cucumber for a refreshing twist. For the ultimate summer flavor, char the tomatillos and peppers on the grill.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Pretty in pink! This sweet-and-sour soup is a variation of borscht that&rsquos served cold instead of hot. It&rsquos a pretty to look at, too, thanks to its bright pink color and hard-boiled egg on top.

Get the recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Unlike some soups which use canned tomatoes, this summery version uses fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes instead.

Get the recipe at Live Eat Learn.

Use up your bumper crop of zucchini with this end-of-summer zucchini and sausage soup. It combines both fresh and pantry ingredients for an easy one-pot dinner.

Get the recipe at Little Broken.

This summer berry soup offers surprising pops of color and flavor! It&rsquos the perfect way to cool down throughout the warm-weather months.

Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Lemongrass adds a fragrant citrus-y quality to the soup, but if you don&rsquot have any, you can also use extra lime juice and lime zest instead. Depending on what you&rsquore in the mood for, you can serve this creamy soup warmed or chilled.


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