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8 Refreshing Chilled Soups for Summer

Summer's coolest meal:

A steaming bowl of soup can be a big turn-off when the temperature starts to climb, but chilled soups are a different story altogether. Cool, refreshing, colorful, and loaded with seasonal fruits and veggies, they're a perfect way to beat the heat.

These eight quick and easy recipes turn in-season produce like blueberries and green tomatoes into a refreshing light lunch or snack.

Ginger and Carrot Soup:

Make it ahead! You can prep this soup several days in advance, but don't stir in the yogurt until a few hours before serving.

Ingredients: Carrots, onion, lime, ginger, garlic, yogurt, vegetable broth, olive oil, salt, pepper 

Calories: 114 

Curried Zucchini Soup:

Be colorful. Like variety? Sub in yellow squash for some or all of the zucchini.

Ingredients: Zucchini, onion, garlic, curry powder, sour cream, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper 

Calories: 165 

Green Tomato Gazpacho:

Ingredients: Green tomatoes, cucumbers, thyme, Tabasco, bread crumbs, garlic, croutons, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper 

Calories: 228 

Blueberry And Yogurt Soup With Lime Swirl:

Ingredients: Blueberries, Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, lime, sugar 

Calories: 301 

Cantaloupe Soup With Mint:

Go green. Swap an equal amount of honeydew for the cantaloupe, or combine them.

Ingredients: Cantaloupe, honey, orange juice, mint 

Calories: 147 

Spinach and Avocado Soup:

Please a crowd. Company coming? To make this soup special, garnish with a bit of cooked crabmeat along with the lemon.

Ingredients: Spinach, avocado, flour, milk, chicken broth, Tabasco, lemon, onion, olive oil, salt, pepper

Calories: 243 

Chilled Summer Borscht:

Ingredients: Red onion, beets, dill, yogurt, chicken broth, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper

Calories: 199 

Buttermilk-Corn Soup With Shrimp:

Spice it up. Add a handful of your favorite chopped fresh herbs just before serving, if desired. Try basil, cilantro or parsley.

Ingredients: Shrimp, onion, garlic, chili powder, corn, buttermilk, olive oil, salt, pepper 

Calories: 320 


8 Refreshing Chilled Soups for Summer Reviewed by g on 6/28/2013 10:38:00 PM Rating: 5

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