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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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Since peaches and tomatoes are in season together, I like to blend them into a cool, delicious soup. Leftovers keep well in the fridge—but they rarely last long enough to get there.—Julie Hession, Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.

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!"

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.
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Shrimp Gazpacho

Shrimp Gazpacho

Shrimp Gazpacho

Here’s a refreshing take on the classic chilled tomato soup. Our twist features shrimp, lime and plenty of avocado. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

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.

Tart Cherry Soup

Tart Cherry Soup

Tart Cherry Soup

I spice up my sweet-tart soup with a hint of cinnamon. Serve this refreshing chilled concoction as a light first course...or for dessert, topped with a dollop of nonfat yogurt or reduced-fat whipped topping. —Neva Arthur, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Chilled Bean Soup

Betty Nickels of Tampa, Florida combines crunchy fresh veggies with black beans and a splash of hot pepper sauce to create this spicy chilled soup. "I often server this during the warm summer months, when tomatoes are in season," Betty writes. "It tastes best when you let it mellow overnight in the refrigerator."

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

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

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

This dish comes in handy for luncheons in summer since it's so colorful and refreshing. I prepare it a day ahead using garden vegetables. The flavor gets even better as it sits in the refrigerator overnight. -Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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