The summer is here! The season might not officially start until June 21, but it’s hot and we’re longing for air conditioning, swimming pools and cooling food. Sadly, we can’t provide you with air conditioning and swimming pools through the internet. Instead, we can provide you with delicious chilled soup recipes!
Soup is usually a staple comfort food of the winter. But, with these cold, tasty meals, you’ll be able to enjoy soup on the hottest of days!
José Andrés’ Gazpacho
Chef José Andrés keeps a pitcher of this soup in this fridge over the summer. It’s easy to see why, the soup is scrumptious, keeps well and is sure to impress any sudden guests. This is a straightforward, no heat recipe that can be made ahead and enjoyed at your leisure, taking the pressure out of summer cooking. The gazpacho has 162 calories and eight grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We love everything about this soup except for the fact that it requires cooking. Because you make cold soups long before eating them so they can cool, we suggest cooking this either early in the morning or late in the evening. Thankfully, the beets don’t need babysitting; you don’t have to stir and stand over a hot stove for a long time. Each serving has only 108 calories and 14.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Asparagus Spinach Soup
This soup features deep earthy flavors and an excellent mouthfeel. While it does take a little heat to cook some of the ingredients prior to blending, it’s worth it if you love asparagus. The flavors of garlic and shallots make the dish pop while spinach adds vitamins and iron to the meal. With 101 calories and four grams of carbs, this is a dinner you’ll be enjoying more than once this summer. Get the recipe.
Easy Low-carb Keto Gazpacho
This soup lives up to the promise of being easy. You blend vegetables, seasoning and a little olive oil and you’re done. It’s a couple of minutes of chopping, one minute in the blender and then an hour in the fridge to let the soup chill and the flavors marry. We really enjoy this soup and with 135 calories and seven grams of carbs, you will too! Get the recipe.
Stay cool as the summer heat continues and enjoy these soups to eat summer veggies without the heat!