It’s hot out there! In addition to staying in the shade, cranking up the air conditioning and lounging by the pool, you can also beat the August heat with a refreshing chilled soup. From gazpacho to borscht and everything in between, here are seven recipes that are sure to cool you down from the inside out.
|Chilled Beet and Cucumber Soup|
Eastern Europe has given rise to many versions of the peasant soup of beets known as borscht, commonly served with dark rye bread. This version makes a cool, festive and bright soup to cleanse the palate.
|Two Melon Soups|
Blend cantaloupe and honeydew into sweet, colorful soups for this no-cook course.
|Curried Carrot Puree|
Curry powder and orange juice add flavor and vibrancy to this earthy carrot soup, which can be served chilled or hot.
|Cucumber-Buttermilk Soup with Dilled Shrimp|
Chilled soups are easy to take on the go for a picnic. Just fill a container with the soup, cap tightly, and place in an ice chest.
|Watermelon Soup with Chili and Lime|
Cooling watermelon meets piquant jalapeño chili and zesty lime in this refreshing soup.
|Sour Cherry Soup with Tarragon|
Here, the herbal, anise-like flavor of fresh tarragon has a savory yet sweet quality that plays off the almond-like nuances of fresh sour cherries.
|Curried Cauliflower with Almonds|
This chilled soup gets a flavor boost from Madras curry powder, a classic Indian spice blend, while Greek yogurt lends a creamy finish.
This Spanish classic comes together in a flash—use the best vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes you can find.