There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup to warm you up on a chilly day, but did you ever think about soup as a great summer food?
Just like soups can warm you up in the winter, they can also cool you down on those hot summer days. Cold soups may not have the popularity of their warm counter-parts but there are many unique and flavourful recipes out there to try. The most popular chilled soups are probably the classic gazpacho made from tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables, or the silky vichyssoise made from potatoes and leeks, but there are lots of others to try including chilled fruit soups that make a great appetizer for summer dinner parties.
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This version of the classic tomato based vegetable soup adds jalapeno pepper to give the soup a spicy kick. If you don’t like it too spicy, try using ¼ or ½ of the jalapeno pepper instead and make sure to remove the seeds.
This is a creative take on the classic blended potato and leek soup and adds carrots, which provides a subtle earthy sweetness.
This chilled pea soup is vibrant in both its color and flavours and is balanced well by the tang of the buttermilk.
This refreshing soup can be made with any type of melon and it’s bright flavours are accented by the zing of ginger and heat of jalapeno pepper.
This exotic soup is composed of pineapple, mango, cantaloupe and bananas. Garnished with some diced fresh fruit and toasted coconut, it makes a perfect dessert if you’re looking for something a bit lighter after a big meal.
***TIP: You can still enjoy hot soups in the summer, while keeping cool as well! Try making hot soups in the slow-cooker to help keep your kitchen from heating up and your A/C from working overtime