Monday , 24 October 2016

10 Chilled Summer Soups To Cool You Down


You can love soups or not, but we all know how many benefits this dish has. Soups help to keep us healthy and to lose weight as well. It’s a perfect dish for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. A tasty plate of soup can warm you up in winter, but it’s hard to cook this dish in summer, because you just don’t want it during these hot summer days. Now let’s take a look at the ten best recipes for summer soups that can cool you down!


1. Tomato and Orange Soup
Tomatoes have a lot of benefits you may not know about. They are a great source of vitamins A, C and folic acid. Also tomatoes contain a lot of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. These vegetables are really cheap in summer, so try to add tomatoes to more dishes you cook. For this healthy soup you need:
– 1/2 diced onion
– 2 pounds of ripe tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
– 1 cup fresh orange juice
– basil leaves
– garlic to taste

Cooking is simple. Put all ingredients in a blender, when you get the perfect silky smooth texture, put the mixture into a pot and cook it for 15-20 minutes. Your soup is ready! Serve cold.


2. Ginger and Carrot Soup
Carrots improve vision, slow down aging, protect teeth and promote healthier skin. Ginger can be add not only in your tea but in your plate of soup as well. So what ingredients do you need?
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– a piece of ginger, peeled, finely chopped
– 5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped
– 1 garlic, finely chopped
– olive oil
– sour cream for serving

Heat the oil and put in the onion, garlic and ginger. When onion is soft – you can add carrots, olive oil and 2-3 cups of water. Cook it for 30 minutes. After this you can make the soup smoother using a blender. Add sour cream before serving this tasty cold soup.


3. Spinach and Avocado Soup
The healthiest soup you can even imagine. It’s a simple way to get a lot of vitamins just from one plate. This soup has a smooth and creamy texture and it’s a fast cooking dish. What you need:
– 1-2 avocado, peeled and chopped
– 3-4 cups of chopped spinach
– 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
– basil
– black pepper, garlic to taste
– 3 cups of clear water

Put everything in blender and blend at least 30 seconds. It’s done!


4. Watermelon Gazpacho
Yes, a soup with watermelon. This kind of soup will cool you down on the hottest day. And don’t forget how healthy this fruit is, so it’s a good idea to have watermelon not only for dessert. Vitamins A, B6, C, antioxidants, amino acids are all there to top up your vitamin needs. Watermelon has a lot of benefits for a person who wants to live healthy and stay fit. Try this kind of interesting and unusual soup; you’ll love it?
– 1 red onion chopped
– 5-6 cups of roughly chopped watermelon
– 1 cup of peeled and diced cucumber
– 1 cup of peeled and diced tomatoes
– fresh mint leaves to taste
– 1 avocado
– pepper and herbs to taste

Put watermelon and herbs in a blender and blend contents until the mixture is smooth. Place the mixture in a bowl and set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Then serve with a spring of mint.


5. Cucumber soup
Cucumber soup is really refreshing and what’s important is that you add yogurt to this dish. So it’s really healthy and it’s perfect for people who are on a diet. Ingredients are really simple:
– 500 ml of yogurt
– 2-3 cucumbers
– 1 c. vegetable broth
– green onions to taste
– lemon juice
– dill to taste

You can make everything in a blender. Chill the soup for 30 minutes. Add croutons and serve.


6. Spiced Blueberry Soup
Blueberries are low in calories and high in nutrients. Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. These berries help protect against aging and cancer. Also blueberries may lower blood pressure and improve memory. For this sweet soup you need:
– 4 cups of blueberries
– 3-4 cups of water
– sugar or honey to taste
– 2 cups of yogurt
– cinnamon and ginger to taste

A blender and 10 minutes is all you need for this soup. Chill it in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.


7. Chicken summer soup
If you like chicken soup, you can make it cold and it’ll be tasty as well. Just add some seasonal vegetables and it’ll be perfect for hot weather.
– 2 chicken breasts (cooked and diced)
– 1 onion
– 2 zucchini
– 1 carrot
– garlic to taste
– basil as garnish

You make everything as you would cook hot chicken soup, but you need to chill it in a refrigerator and serve it with basil.


8. Creamy Asparagus Soup
Asparagus is a source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. It is full of antioxidants. If you wanna be fit – try this soup.
– 3-4 peeled and diced potatoes
– 1/2 pound fresh asparagus
– 3-4 cups of water
– 1 small chopped onion
– 1 cup of fat-free milk
– 1 tablespoon butter

Bring the potatoes, water, asparagus and onions to a boil. Then add other ingredients and boil for 10 minutes. Chill it and serve.


9. Peach Soup with Goat Cheese
Goat cheese is one of the healthiest of cheeses you can eat. You’ll love it in this soup. Fruit soups are not for everyone but certainly are worth a try.
– 4-5 peeled and sliced peaches
– 1/2 cup cucumbers
– 1/4 cup dried apricots
– honey to taste
– 50 gr of goat cheese
– olive oil
– basil
– garlic to taste

Boil all ingredients in a pan and then chill the soup for at least 4 hours for a better taste.


10. White Gazpacho
If you have some old bread- it’s a great way to use it and make an excellent soup. Almonds are the main ingredient of this soup. So what do you need for this chilled soup?
– 6-8 slices of white bread
– 2-3 cups of water
– white wine vinegar ( 2-3 tablespoons)
– 50-70 gr of sliced almonds
– 1/2 peeled cucumber

Soak the bread in water for around 10 minutes. Then put all the ingredients in a pan, boil them for 25-30 minutes, chill and serve cold with almonds.



No matter what the season – spring, summer fall or winter you can always find a way to stay healthy and fit. Try something new and impress your friends and relatives. Don’t forget – it’s not that hard to eat on a budget, you just need to know about perfect recipes like these!