10 Savory and Chilled Summer Soups

Some foods hit the spot on a hot summer day, and some do not (who wants a bowl of spicy chili when you're already sweating bullets). As the temperature climbs, satisfy your hunger with a simple bowl of cold soup. Full of fresh vegetables and delicious spices, cold soups are both savory and refreshing. Give 'em a try next time you need a quick but hearty meal.

Creamy Cucumber Soup: You've probably slipped a few cucumber slices into your ice water on a humid day. Take that refreshing taste to the next level with this cold soup. Including honey, dill and tons of cucumbers, you can bet you bottom dollar that this meal will be healthy and wholesome. (via Fresh Tart)

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White Gazpacho: What would a cold soup list be without a gazpacho? This gazpacho recipe, however, is mixing it up, using cauliflower instead of a tomato base. Try it out! (via Food and Wine)

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Ginger and Carrot Soup: Creamy, tangy and with a bit of a bite, this recipe will have you craving more! Full of vegetables and low in cholesterol, it'll be hard to argue with a big bowl of this! (via Health)

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Avocado and Crab Soup: Hello, summer favorites. Avocado and crab?! Talk about creamy, fresh and reminiscent of a crab cake... (via Bon Appétit)

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Cold Peach Soup: So, maybe you're not a big fan of the cold vegetable soups? Try out this recipe, which screams summer in a bowl. It is tart and tangy and demands your spoon! (via Saveur)

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Creamy Roasted Tomato Gazpacho: Of course there's a tomato gazpacho on this list; of course it's creamy! This thick soup has a vibrant orange color and never lacks for flavor! (via Love and Lemons)

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Summer Borscht: This recipe will take some time to make, and lots of ingredients go into it. But just look at that color! Beets, cucumbers, scallions and, of course, yogurt, are just a few of the ingredients that make this soup a beautiful chill. (via Food Network)

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Chilled Strawberry Soup: Take those freshly-picked strawberries and rethink them! Serve this as a main course or a dessert. (via My Recipes)

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Cold Southwestern Corn and Shrimp Soup: What would summer be without corn? This soup, full of creamy avocado, yogurt, spices and corn is a tangy treat for the taste buds! (via Martha Stewart)

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Summer Pea Soup: This is a fast fix for when you're running short on time. The explosion of green color comes from the petite peas and sprigs of mint, which combined create an unbelievable flavor! (via Simply Recipes)

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