By Molly Gallagher for Well+Good
Tomato gazpacho is so 1999. But that doesn't mean the genre's gone: We're spotting chilled soups by chefs and bloggers made with everything from strawberry and avocado to carrots with cashew cream. (Sorry, tomatoes.)
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So, we tapped top food bloggers who are making summer soup hot again. Their chilled blends are colorful, full of fresh summer produce, and easy to make.
Go ahead, we give you permission to slurp at the table.
"My mom always made a chilled carrot soup that I loved -- I remember using kitchen scissors to chop dill for it as a kid," says Lily Kunin, of the amazing blog and Instagram, Clean Food Dirty City. She eliminates dairy with her pureed version and uses cashew crema instead.
"Cool soups are great during the summer because they are light and easy for your body to digest," Kunun says, "I especially love this one because the turmeric and carrots are both anti-inflammatory."
Visit Clean Food Dirty City for the recipe.
(Photo: Clean Food Dirty City)
To say that Andrea Bemis, the blogger behind Dishing Up the Dirt, is a pro at the farm-to-table experience would be an understatement. For starters, she runs a farm in Oregon with her husband and fills her blog with recipes made from her just-picked produce. Bemis loves chilled soups for summer because they usually don't require any cooking, like her refreshing cucumber blend, which has Greek yogurt in it -- giving it the perfect amount of protein. "This would be wonderful on a hot summer day with a simple salad and a glass of rose," she says.
Visit Dishing Up the Dirt for the recipe.
(Photo: Dishing Up the Dirt)
Gabrielle Arnold, who whips up yummy recipes for Honest Fare and co-owns La Empanada Food Truck in Orlando, Florida, calls watermelon "nature's cotton candy." (Cute!) But don't expect this soup to be super sweet. Ingredients like lemon and avocado balance it out, she says.
Visit Honest Fare for the recipe.
(Photo: Honest Fare)
Want more summertime soup recipes? Head on over to Well+Good and see them all.