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.
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
We have a large avocado tree outside our house, which is very common in southern California, so I like to put them to good use in recipes. To give the soup an elegant touch, top it with edible flowers.
With 100 blueberry bushes in my garden, I'm always looking for recipes calling for this sweet-tart fruit. So I was delighted when my granddaughter shared this one with me. —Edith Richardson, Jasper, Alabama
It's easy to crave soup-even on a hot day-when it's chilled and filled with the fresh flavors of summer. Serve a tomatoey batch as an appetizer or a side for a main dish salad. —Wendy Nickel, Kiester, Minnesota