In the warm weather, you may steer away from things like soup, but trust us – soup can be great in the summer too! Not only can you have cold or chilled soups like gazpacho, but you can also have warmer soups that use summer veggies and produce. You’ll think about soup totally differently when you try these 15 summery soups from our Food Monster App!
1. 15-Minute Zucchini, Pea, and Watercress Minestrone
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This is a traditional minestrone soup with a seasonal twist. Although it’s a light meal, it will satisfy all the family. This recipe calls for small strands of broken spaghetti in this dish because you likely have a box on hand, but feel free to experiment with other small pasta varieties! Keep this 15-Minute Zucchini, Pea, and Watercress Minestrone from 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking chunky and serve it with wedges of crusty bread.
2. Asparagus and Pea Soup
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This warm-weather soup is light, simple, and utterly delicious. The base is made from crisp stalks of asparagus and sweet little peas and the other seasoning is simple, with some vegetable stock, mixed herbs, and a generous helping of ground black pepper to finish. You’ll love this Asparagus and Pea Soup from Harriet Emily!
3. Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup
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This Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup from Philipp Ertl is perfect for a light, healthy summer lunch! Not only is it super easy to make, it’s also low in carbs, but surprisingly filling. Also great for when you want to be good after a long weekend or get into shape before your holidays. And the best thing is it only takes about 5 minutes to make in a blender.
4. Coconut Carrot Soup With Shiitake and Spring Onion
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This Coconut Carrot Soup With Shiitake and Spring Onion from Ida Hemmingsson-Holl goes fantastically well with a shiitake cilantro stir-fry. The recipe makes a rather mild soup, so for anyone preferring more spicy food I would recommend adding more ginger to the soup.
5. Red Borscht Soup
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This recipe for Red Borscht Soup from Tori Cooper is cheap to make and very healthy as well as tasty! The bright color will make you smile, and the flavor will be even better. Vibrant, simple, and wonderful!
6. Chilled Cucumber Soup
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On a hot summer day, who wants to cook? Well, we’ve got wonderful news! You don’t have to with this light and refreshing Chilled Cucumber Soup from Lisa Lotts! It makes for a delicious, quick starter to any al fresco meal! With this simple combination of English cucumbers, fresh cilantro, silken tofu, and a little vegetable broth, you’ll have a delicious, refreshing homemade soup in minutes!
7. Carrot Ginger Soup With Curried Raisin Relish
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This Carrot Ginger Soup With Curried Raisin Relish from Nikki and Zuzana is vegan, gluten-free and suitable for those following a plant-based as well as raw vegan diet and of course anyone who just want to eat more healthily. The combination of carrots and ginger creates a comforting combination in this satisfying soup – just the right treat during a cool fall season.
8. Garlic Miso and Onion Soup
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An easy Asian-inspired Garlic Miso and Onion Soup from Kinda Vegan by Adams Media with tofu to fill you up. plain tofu can sometimes be kind of bland (sorry, tofu, but it’s true). In this recipe, however, the neutral taste of tofu plays well against the miso and garlic. Hooray for an old vegan staple!
9. Green Spinach and Tahini Soup
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This wonderful Green Spinach and Tahini Soup from Christine DesRoches comes together in about 15 minutes once all your ingredients are prepped. The tahini adds creaminess and a bit of body, but doesn’t overpower the soup!
10. Gazpacho With Avocado Croutons
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Gazpacho, or soup made from raw vegetables, is perfect for those days when you want something hearty like a soup, but also refreshing. This particular Gazpacho With Avocado Croutons from Melina Kutelas is made from tomatoes, cucumber, and bell pepper, given a touch of nutty flavor from tahini and seasoned with garlic, pepper, and coriander. This soup is amazing on its own but is even better topped with crispy avocado croutons. Yum!
11. Tomato Basil Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup
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This Tomato Basil Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup from Stephanie McKinnie is a comforting treat that can be served anytime of the year. The red lentils provide the heartiness and the roasted peppers, tomato and basil brings in the comfort!
12. Hoppin’ John With Okra and Tomato Soup
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In this Hoppin’ John With Okra and Tomato Soup from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez, tender black-eyed peas are simmered with sautéed onions, mounds of garlic, crisp celery and bell peppers, and stirred with diced tomatoes, sliced cabbage and nine potent herbs like thyme, bay leaves, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Topped with toasted rice, shredded kale, halved cherry tomatoes, green onions, and thinly sliced okra, these colorful garnishes also add a satisfying texture and a pop of bright color.
13. Creamy Beetroot and Avocado Soup
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This vibrant Creamy Beetroot and Avocado Soup from Olivia Budgen is naturally silky, creamy and extremely fulfilling and satisfying. The deep rich color represents the high content of antioxidants that the beetroot contains. This dish is raw which means that all these antioxidants (along with the enzymes, vitamins and minerals) haven’t been destroyed by heat and your body will be able to efficiently recognize, absorb and utilize them.
14. Creamy Zucchini Soup
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15. Zucchini Gazpacho
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When you think about summer food, you think burgers; you think salads, skewers and char-grilled corn. No matter how you list your ideal summer nosh, it’s highly unlikely that soup makes the cut. This is an absolute winner, though. This Zucchini Gazpacho from Dana Sandonato is a super nourishing crisp and cool soup that invigorates you and gives your body all of the nutrition it craves on a scorching summer day.
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