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Cold Soups

Now you can drink soup even in the heat of summer with these refreshing recipes for cold soups, including gazpacho, cucumber soup, strawberry soup, cold tomato soup, fruit soup, cold potato soup, melon soup and more.

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This chilled soup makes a wonderful appetizer or side on a hot summer day. Bright bursts of dill provide a pleasant contrast to the milder flavor of cucumber.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

"I first tried this colorful chilled soup at my best friend's house during one of the hottest summers I can remember," recalls Shelley Graff of Philo, Illinois. "Its garden-fresh flavor really hit the spot!"

Cool as a Cucumber Soup

Cool as a Cucumber Soup

Cool as a Cucumber Soup

This chilled soup makes a wonderful appetizer or side on a hot summer day. Bright bursts of dill provide a pleasant contrast to the milder flavor of cucumber.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Cajun Gazpacho

Cajun Gazpacho

Cajun Gazpacho

Horseradish, spices and slightly sweet balsamic vinegar give this gazpacho its Cajun flair. Served chilled, it’s one of the best starters you can have in the heat of the summer.—Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana
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Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

I enjoyed a cool berry soup at a restaurant several years ago. The manager gave me some of the ingredients and none of the amounts, so I tinkered with what I had to get this refreshing rendition. —Phyllis Hammes of Rochester, Minnesota

Fresh Fruit Soup

Fresh Fruit Soup

Fresh Fruit Soup

Entertaining is a big part of a military wife's life—my husband was a career Army man—so my soup got much use! It's a great cool-down after Mexican food, but I've also served it with butter cookies at a baby shower. —Jenny Sampson, Layton, Utah

Quick Gazpacho

Quick Gazpacho

Quick Gazpacho

Gazpacho is common fare here in the Southwest, and its variations are numerous. This one is simple, inexpensive, healthful and delicious. It works well as an appetizer, brunch dish or accompaniment to any meat entree. I prefer to make the tomato base the night before, but I've also made it early in the morning for serving with that night's supper.

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup for Two

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup for Two

Raspberry-Cranberry Soup for Two

Looking for a delicious recipe for two? Look no further!—Susan Stull, Chillicothe, Missouri

Strawberry Dessert Soup

Strawberry Dessert Soup

Strawberry Dessert Soup

From Sharon Delaney-Chronis in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin: When I first prepared this change-of-pace soup for a party, everyone called it a hit! My husband always likes it warmed up, but I prefer my soup chilled. Any leftovers, we drizzle over frozen custard for a fresh, fruity topping. — Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Unlike many chilled soups, this one isn't pureed, so you'll find plenty of chunky vegetable bits in each spoonful. "The recipe is from a friend who serves this refreshing soup on hot summer days," notes Liz Fick of Litchville, North Dakota.

Summer Fresh Fruit Soup

Summer Fresh Fruit Soup

Summer Fresh Fruit Soup

On a hot summer day, nothing can top the flavor of the season's finest fruits. This recipe is both fast and festive.

Starry Fruit Soup

Starry Fruit Soup

Starry Fruit Soup

"If you want to make a soup that your children will love, try this cool and refreshing summer blend," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. The impressive star design is simple to create with sweetened sour cream.
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