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5 Chilled Soup Recipes to Cool You Down on a Hot Day

Cold soup recipes may seem like a bit of an oxymoron at first. After all, on a summer day, warm soup is probably the last thing on our minds; we're more used to associating soup with hot, simmering dishes that satisfy us on a cold winter night. But chances are that we still crave hearty, filling meals — even when it feels like a heatwave outside. That's where chilled soups come in to save the day.

The Best Cold Soup Recipes

When you think about cold soup recipes, one that probably comes to mind is tomato gazpacho, a delicious traditional Spanish chilled soup. But did you know that there are other variations of gazpacho recipes that don't follow the typical style? (If you've tried our watermelon and tomato gazpacho recipe, you know exactly what we're talking about.) There are also quite a few chilled soups that don't even feature tomato at all. Ever had cold cucumber soup? It's just as refreshing as it sounds, especially after a long day of sweltering outside in the heat. You'd be surprised to know just how many fruits and vegetables out there are perfect for turning into a cold soup.

The best cold soup recipes put a creative spin on the meal and delight your tastebuds in a surprising way. Maybe this means adding yummy, healthy spices such as ginger. Or perhaps this means adding an element of (quickly) cooked food to the recipe, like shrimp. But it can be a bit tough to come up with interesting chilled soup recipes on your own, especially if you've never made one before. Luckily, there are some talented food bloggers out there who have done the hard part for all of us. They've created chilled and delicious soups that'll help you cool down in the best way possible. Who knows? These soup recipes are so tasty that you might even want to make them again after it gets cold out.

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