When summer temperatures soar, nothing beats a refreshing cold soup to cool you down. These recipes are perfect for hot days, offering a burst of fresh flavors without the need to turn on the stove. They’re easy to make, delicious, and will keep you feeling cool and satisfied all season long.

A bowl of avocado soup with jalapenos and jalapenos.
Chilled Avocado Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Cold Strawberry Soup

Cold strawberry soup in a white bowl with mint and strawberry garnish.
Cold Strawberry Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

A chilled strawberry soup with orange and mint. Perfect as an appetizer or dessert to cool you off on a hot day.
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Cucumber Gazpacho

Cucumber gazpacho in bowls with crumbled crackers as garnish.
Cucumber Gazpacho. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This cucumber gazpacho has a creamy texture from avocado and soaked cashews, highlighted with lime, basil, and mint. It’s a great way to refresh on a hot summer day.
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Chilled Cherry Fennel Soup

Chilled cherry fennel soup in bowls with fresh fennel on the side.
Chilled Cherry Fennel Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Slightly sweet with tangy fennel and dill, this chilled cherry fennel soup is a refreshing way to beat the summer heat.
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Cold Avocado Soup

Cold avocado soup garnished with diced jalapeno, cilantro and olive oil.
Cold Avocado Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This cold avocado soup is creamy and refreshing. It’s a great light meal or starter for a hot day, somewhere between guacamole and gazpacho.
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Okroshka (Cold Summer Soup)

Okroshka (Cold Summer Soup). Photo credit: Sava’s Kitchen.

Okroshka, made with boiled and fresh vegetables, eggs, fresh herbs, and cooked meat, is a great Eastern European dish for hot summer days.
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Gaspacho (Spanish Cold Soup Recipe)

Gaspacho (Spanish Cold Soup Recipe). Photo credit: Joyful Dumplings.

Gaspacho, a classic Spanish cold soup, is a refreshing way to cool down on a hot day with its fresh and vibrant flavors.
Get the Recipe: Gaspacho (Spanish Cold Soup Recipe)

Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Tomatoes

Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Tomatoes. Photo credit: Eating Works.

This easy shrimp ceviche with tomatoes is a perfect summer dish to cool you off. Made with simple ingredients, it’s quick and refreshing.
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Cold Watermelon Soup

Cold Watermelon Soup. Photo credit: My Pure Plants.

This watermelon soup is a cold, refreshing, sweet-savory summer soup prepared in gazpacho style. Perfect for cooling down on a hot day.
Get the Recipe: Cold Watermelon Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup (15 Mins!)

Cold Cucumber Soup (15 Mins!). Photo credit: My Pure Plants.

This light and refreshing cold cucumber soup, made with cucumber, avocado, garlic, and herbs, is a great choice for a hot summer day. Ready in just 15 minutes!
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Easy Gazpacho Recipe

Easy Gazpacho Recipe (Gazpacho Andaluz). Photo credit: The Forked Spoon.

This easy gazpacho recipe, made with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, and onion, is the ultimate summer refresher. Perfect for enjoying all summer long.
Get the Recipe: Easy Gazpacho Recipe (Gazpacho Andaluz)

Anchovy Gazpacho

Anchovy Gazpacho. Photo credit: Champagne Tastes.

This easy anchovy gazpacho, made with charred tomatoes, fresh cucumber, and anchovies, is a great cold soup for hot summer days.
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Creamy Zucchini Basil Soup

Creamy Zucchini Basil Soup. Photo credit: Plant-Based on a Budget.

This creamy zucchini basil soup, made with just six simple ingredients, is perfect served chilled during the summer. It’s dairy-free and vegan.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Zucchini Basil Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup. Photo credit: The Allergen Free Kitchen.

This chilled cucumber soup is quick to make and perfect for a hot summer meal. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly, keeping you cool without the stove.
Get the Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Soup

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