Summer Soups That Prove Warm Weather Can Be Soup Weather Too
Garden Greens and Mushroom Soup
Your summer garden is almost all the pantry you’ll need for this summer soup idea. Fresh spinach, arugula, and Italian parsley give the soup its signature green color, while the creamy texture comes from pureed potatoes. The sautéed mushrooms are almost meaty as they star in this savory summer soup.
All-American Cheeseburger Soup
Change up your summer barbecue with this twist on a summertime favorite. This hearty summer soup has all the fixings and comes together in just 40 minutes. Serve this cheeseburger soup with a side of toasted burger buns and burger toppings to get the full backyard barbecue experience in a bowl.
Vegetable Garden Soup with Turkey
Fork-tender greens, bright summer squash, and juicy tomatoes make over this colorful turkey soup. And a bonus, this summer squash soup comes together in less than 45 minutes! Take advantage of the season’s bounty by hitting the farmers market or digging in your backyard garden.
Caribbean Seafood Stew
Who says you have to head to the ocean to experience flavorful Caribbean cuisine? Using fresh fish, zesty lime juice, peppers, and coconut milk, you can bring the sea to you—in this delicious bowl of seafood stew. The Caribbean-inspired stew is best served over rice, but try it over a bed of steamed veggies for a lighter twist.
Chilled Raspberry-Chile Soup
Keep cool in the midst of melting summer heat with a bowlful of refreshing berry soup. Bananas, raspberries, and a splash of orange juice give this summer soup its sweet, smoothie-like texture, while spicy peppers add a lively kick. Garnish with fresh raspberries and sliced chiles for extra crunch in each bite.
Sweet Corn Soup with Toasted Corn Guacamole
Embrace the freshness of summer’s sweetest veggie in our sweet summer corn soup. This pureed concoction features fiery poblano peppers, zippy lime peel, and crumbly queso fresco for some tangy texture. The toasted corn guacamole is a great topper for this creamy soup, but the recipe is also great on its own as a refreshing dip for outdoor summer barbeques.
Save your tomatoes for another time with this cold summer soup. Gazpacho is often made with fresh produce in Spain during the hot summer months, and this white gazpacho is no different. Almonds, grapes, cucumbers, bread, yogurt, and vinegar are plentiful along the southern coast of Spain, and they blend beautifully to create this refreshing summer soup.
Spicy Chicken-Corn Chowder
This Italian soup takes its cues from summer’s top produce. Bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, and crisp summer squash mingle with mostaccioli pasta and cannellini beans in this summer minestrone soup. Cut back on prep time by using prepared pasta and canned beans to get this minestrone on the table in just 25 minutes!
Grilled Asparagus Soup with Chile Croutons
Bright and tender asparagus stars in this pureed, lemon-infused soup. Just toss a handful of stalks on the grill a few minutes before serving, along with baguettes brushed in chile-butter, for a refreshing meal. The best part of this simple summer soup recipe is that it is ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.
Chicken and Tortilla Soup
Put a seasonal spin on classic chicken and tortilla soup with the help of sugar snap peas, zucchini, tomato, and jalapeño. Loaded with seasonal veggies, this summer chicken soup will fill you up without weighing you down. Don’t forget the fun part: Top with cheddar cheese, crunchy tortilla strips, and lacy green cilantro leaves for fiesta-ready appeal.
Chilled Avocado Soup
Chill out with our creamy, cool version of avocado soup. This quick and easy summer soup comes together in just 15 minutes, where delicious avocados, lemon juice, and a sprinkling of crumbled queso fresco blend to create a craveworthy summer soup. Make it up to 24 hours before serving for a stress-free patio party
Quinoa-Nectarine Gazpacho with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Strips
A chilly bottle of ginger beer blends with pineapple juice to create one beautiful, golden base for this quinoa summer soup recipe. Peaches make an unexpected appearance, paired with jalapeño peppers and crunchy cucumber. Top this satisfying soup with a cool Mexican crema or dollop of sour cream.
Easy Noodle Bowl
Summer soups with chicken can be both refreshing and filling, and this simple summer soup recipe checks both boxes. Spicy jalapeño peppers give this simple, soy-infused noodle bowl a lively surprise, while sugar snap peas and carrots add tender crunch. Garnish with fresh parsley or sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes for extra spice.
Fresh Tomato Soup
Whip up a batch of this tomato-rich soup in less than 30 minutes. All you need are summer tomatoes, red pepper, onion, basil, and broth. Be sure to swirl in some whipping cream and honey for that extra-creamy consistency.
Test Kitchen Tip: This vibrant summer soup is also delicious and refreshing when served cold.
Tuscan Bean Soup
One spoonful of this bean-studded soup and you’ll be hooked. We make ours with tender carrots and onions, fresh baby spinach, and seasoned broth for a light and healthy soup for summer. Whether you use canned beans or buy them fresh from the market, this Tuscan-inspired soup can’t be beat.
This Eastern European-inspired soup can be served hot or chilled and makes a great appetizer for a garden-side summer soirée. Roasting the beets brings out their earthiness while pureeing them gives this cold summer soup its creamy texture. Add chopped baby beets on top for a chunky contrast.
Watermelon Soup with Fresh Mint
Try our simple two-step watermelon summer soup at your next family meal. This sweet time-saver can be served as an appetizer or with vanilla yogurt as a dessert. Use leftover watermelon slices for an easy yet adorable garnish or serve it in a carved-out watermelon bowl.