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26 Cold Soup Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Hint: make it cold!

Soup tends to get ignored in the summertime, and for good reason. We certainly never feel like tucking into bowl of stew in 90-degree weather. Usually, other than the occasional gazpacho or vichyssoise on the menu, we forget about summer soups altogether. Not today, guys.

We are aware that some people are weirded out by cold soup, but this is keeping them from delicious possibilities. We make gazpachos all summer long -- white gazpacho, watermelon gazpacho, green gazpacho, etc. The classic vichyssoise holds a very serious place in our hearts.

But that is just the beginning of cold summer soup recipe ideas. We love to keep things raw most of the time (only needing a blender really keeps the heat down in the kitchen) and we use everything from avocado to yogurt as thickening agents. We've pulled together 31 of our favorite cold soup recipes, from completely savory to intensely sweet, and everything in between.

1
Eleven Madison Park's Strawberry Gazpacho
James Ransom/Food52
2
Chilled Asparagus Soup With Meyer Lemon Yogurt
Katie at the Kitchen Door
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3
Cold Almond And Garlic Soup With Figs And Marcona Almonds
Thomas Schauer
4
Chilled Tomato Peach Soup
Beth Kirby | {local milk}/Food52
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5
Tangy Green Zebra Gazpacho
Earl Carter/Food & Wine
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6
Bloody Mary Gazpacho
Foodie Crush
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7
Corn And Potato Leek Soup With Beer Battered Corn Silk
Larry Wellington Cauldwell/Food52
8
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
Food52
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9
Strawberry Peach Gazpacho
How Sweet It Is
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10
Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup With Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps
James Ransom/Food52
11
Gazpacho With Honeydew & Peppadew
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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12
Cucumber Yogurt Soup With Pepperoncini
Petrina Tinslay/Food & Wine
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13
Lithuanian Summer Borscht
ixshelle/Food52
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14
Cucumber Soup With Cubanelles
Macheesmo
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15
Spicy Summer Soup
hardlikearmour/Food52
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16
Refreshing Summer Beet Soup
Eat Already!/Food52
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17
Chilled Mango Soup With Crema And Pepitas
gingerroot/Food52
18
Vichyssoise
Simply Recipes
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19
Asparagus-Mint Vichyssoise
Cookin Canuck
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20
Chilled Cucumber & Apple Soup
Verses From My Kitchen
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21
Chilled Tomato Soup With Tarragon Creme Fraiche
Petrina Tinslay/Food & Wine
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22
Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa
Food52
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23
Sangrita Soup
John Kernick/Food & Wine
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24
Mango Gazpacho with Quick Pickled Shrimp
FoodieCrush
25
Cold Asparagus Yogurt Soup
Rivka/Food52
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26
Chilled Spicy Tomato Soup Shots
bell'allimento
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