With these temperatures, likely, eating a bowl of soup is not one of the first ideas in your head when lunchtime is approaching. But that is because you have not yet tasted any of these delicious cold summer soups that we bring especially for you.
A cold soup is a culinary preparation that, being liquid or creamy in texture, is served at a temperature below room temperature. It is made mainly based on vegetables. In this way, various cuisines of the world have recipes for cold soups, such as Spanish with gazpacho, the French with Vichyssoise soup or the Okroshka in the Russian cuisine.
Here are 10 cold soup recipes that you can try this summer, and that your whole family will love. Don’t forget to take note.
Peppermint & Basil Gazpacho
For this delicious soup, you only need a couple of tender yellow zucchini, cook them until they are soft. Then let them stand until they are at room temperature, and pass them through the blender with a couple of garlic cloves, sea salt, pepper and a good handful of mint and basil leaves.
Let cool in the fridge. To serve it add a jet of olive oil and decorate with fresh mint and basil leaves. If you want a fresher flavor, prepare this gazpacho with raw zucchinis; If you want a darker color, use green zucchinis instead.
A true explosion of refreshing flavors in your mouth in every bite! : P
Tomato & Peach Gazpacho
Another ingredient that is in season (and that usually goes unnoticed) is peaches. Delicious ingredient for a parfait or your favorite shakes, but what if we add it to the following recipe?
Take 6 large apple tomatoes and put them to roast next to a head of garlic. Peel the tomatoes and garlic and pass them in the blender, along with 2 ripe peaches previously boiled and peeled. Add chicken broth (or vegetable), salt, pepper and olive oil, and let cool in the fridge until serving time.
Decorate with fresh leaves and accompany it with delicious focaccias.
Gazpacho With Mediterranean Sausage
How about adding some delicious smoked Spanish sausages to your cold soup?
Take 4 large apple tomatoes, a fresh celery stalk, half a head of garlic and pass them through the blender with pink salt, fresh pepper, and balsamic vinegar to taste.
Take the smoked sausages just before serving the soup, cut them into thin slices and heat them to release their own fat, serve immediately.
For a sweeter taste, change the balsamic vinegar for a reduction of balsamic vinegar. Enjoy accompanied by your favorite bruschettas.
Spicy Mango Gazpacho
A very fashionable twist is to add fruits to your cold soups, as we saw earlier with the peach, let’s try this time with a delicious mango.
The acidity and sweetness of the mango make it the perfect fruit to balance the taste of a gazpacho.
Take a large, ripe mango, wash and cut it into cubes, sprinkle it with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and the juice of a lemon, let stand at least half an hour.
Take 4 large apple tomatoes, a fresh celery stalk, 2 red peppers, half a head of garlic and pass them through the blender with pink salt, fresh pepper, a tablespoon of coconut oil (cold-pressed), and half of our marinated mangoes.
Serve very cold with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt, accompany it with your favorite beer.
Cucumber and Mint Cold Soup
Maybe because it is cold, maybe because cucumber is a cousin of the cantaloupe, but this cold soup is probably the most refreshing dish you have ever tasted, and it is very sure that it will become your favorite lunch for the remaining summer days.
Take 3 large cucumbers, a large stalk of fresh celery, a bunch of parsley, the juice of two lemons, add a little pink salt, fresh pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil and pass it all through the blender. Let stand for 10 minutes and add 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir. Serve it cold and accompany it with a glass of peppermint lemonade.
Tomato-Almond Cold Soup
This time let’s take the classic tomato gazpacho with garlic, and try to give it a spicy buzz, changing the garlic for some delicious and spicy yellow peppers.
But there is no reason to stop there, add a cup of almond milk and in addition to the spicy flavor, you will be adding creaminess to your soup. This recipe is the same to accompany it with fried shrimp, and due to its spicy level, you can also add the cantaloupe or watermelon mixture, to balance the contrast of flavors.
Spicy & Curry Watermelon Soup
If you really want to cool down crazy, how about this recipe for watermelon soup with dried chili and curry?
As weird as it sounds, adding spicy ingredients to your recipes can be a great ally to refresh you, since spicy foods undoubtedly makes you sweat.
Grap a medium watermelon, cut it into thick slices and rub it with salt, pepper, olive oil, and dried ground chili. Let stand for half an hour, then grill it for 7 minutes on each side. Let it stand until they cool, then remove the seeds and the peel, pass it through the blender with 1 dry chili (if you want a less spicy taste, remove the seeds before), 6 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 2 tablespoons of garam masala.
Place in the fridge until serving time. Another delicious summer soup, which you will enjoy more accompanied by a beer.
Cherry Red Tomato Soup
If you prefer acidic flavors, this soup is ideal for you, you only need 12 previously washed cherries, cut the stems and remove the seeds, crush them and add salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar, let them marinate overnight.
Then, we take 6 large apple tomatoes, we make a cross cut in the bottom and we put them in the microwave for 30 seconds, just to be able to remove the peel. Cut it and take out the seeds. Place the tomatoes, cherries and a leek (previously cooked) in the blender.
Store it in the fridge and just before serving to add a little grape seed vinegar, to boost all the flavors.
Zucchini Cream With Avocado
This delicious soup is perfect, if you prefer not to consume dairy since we use avocado instead, it meets all the needs of a creamy consistency.
You will need 1 cup of broth (chicken or vegetables), 2 large green zucchini, a stalk of celery (with the leaves on) and pass it through the blender, on the other hand, cut a leek into thin slices (white and green parts) and fry it in butter, let it cool and add it to the mixture you have in the blender, with a pinch of salt, pepper and a tablespoon of rice vinegar.
Separately take the avocado and crush the pulp, and pass the seeds through a grater(yes, like the one you use for cheese) and then mix it with the rest of the avocado.
Mix both sides just before serving, sprinkle some paprika and enjoy!
Classic Tomato Cold Soup
Last but not least we have classic tomato soup. Take 6 ripe tomatoes and make a cross-shaped cut on the bottom, and put them on the grill, along with a head of garlic, and two leeks until the peels are black.
Pass the vegetables through the blender and then add 2 cups of chicken broth, salt, pepper and bay leaves. If you want you can add half a teaspoon of cinnamon to boost the flavors.
Enjoy, chill and cold-down!
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