Cold Soup Recipes to Beat The Heat
Drinking warm soups can quickly become a pain once the temperature begins to rise (unless, of course, you have the flu), isn’t it? Fret not — these cold soup recipes will help you stay cool during the summers.
Colourful, refreshing, cool and loaded with fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits, they’re the perfect way to chill this summer.
Grab your soup spoons for these healthy, hearty soups!
#1. Chilled Tomato and Yoghurt Soup
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes
750 g (1 ½ lb) tomatoes (peeled, deseeded and chopped), 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon mild curry powder, 250 ml (8 fl oz) fat-free natural yoghurt, whisked salt and pepper, small handful of coriander leaves to garnish.
Place the yoghurt, curry powder, vinegar, lemon juice and tomatoes in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season well, transfer to a bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight. Ladle the soup into chilled soup bowls, garnish with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and serve immediately.
Chilled Tomato and Yoghurt Soup
- 750 g tomatoes (peeled, deseeded and chopped) (1 ½ lb)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp mild curry powder
- 250 ml fat-free natural yoghurt (8 fl oz)
- whisked salt and pepper
- small handful of coriander leaves to garnish
- Place the yoghurt, curry powder, vinegar, lemon juice and tomatoes in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Season well, transfer to a bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Ladle the soup into chilled soup bowls, garnish with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and serve immediately.
#2. Chilled Spicy Cucumber and Yoghurt Soup
Replace the tomatoes with 2 large peeled, deseeded and diced cucumbers and 4 finely sliced spring onions. Blend and chill as above. To serve, sprinkle 1 tablespoon dry roasted cumin seeds and a small handful of chopped mint leaves.
#3. Spinach, Mint and Buttermilk Shorba
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes
250 g (8 oz) frozen spinach (defrosted), 1 garlic clove (crushed), 1 teaspoon mild curry powder, ½ teaspoon peeled and finely grated fresh root ginger, 500 ml (17 fl oz) buttermilk, 6 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves (plus extra to garnish), 350 ml (12 fl oz) iced water, 8 ice cubes, salt and pepper.
Place the spinach in a colander and squeeze out the excess water. Finely chop the spinach. Transfer to a food processor with buttermilk, ginger, curry powder and garlic. Season well and stir in the chopped mint. Add the measured water and process the mixture until smooth. Ladle the soup into chilled bowls, drop 2 ice cubes into each bowl and garnish with a few extra mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Spinach, Mint and Buttermilk Shorba
- 250 g frozen spinach (defrosted) (8 oz)
- 1 garlic clove (crushed)
- 1 tsp mild curry powder
- ½ tsp peeled and finely grated fresh root ginger
- 500 ml buttermilk (17 fl oz)
- 6 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves (plus extra to garnish)
- 350 ml iced water (12 fl oz)
- 8 ice cubes
- salt and pepper
- Place the spinach in a colander and squeeze out the excess water. Finely chop the spinach.
- Transfer to a food processor with buttermilk, ginger, curry powder and garlic.
- Season well and stir in the chopped mint. Add the measured water and process the mixture until smooth.
- Ladle the soup into chilled bowls, drop 2 ice cubes into each bowl and garnish with a few extra mint leaves. Serve immediately.
#4. Curried Potato and Spinach Soup
Place 300 g (10 oz) finely chopped spinach in a saucepan with 1 finely chopped onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger, 1 finely chopped red chilli, 1 teaspoon mild curry powder and 900 ml (1 ½ pint) vegetable stock. Bring to a boil. Peel 2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into 1.5 cm (¾ inch) dice and add to the spinach mixture. Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potato is tender. Season and serve in warmed bowls.
Did you like our pick of these cold soup recipes? Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below!
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85 thoughts on “Cold Soup Recipes to Beat The Heat”
What a fabulous recipe!
Healthy and tasty soups! <3
It smells and tastes good!
The soups are very healthy and tasty.
These soups are so unique and tasty!
These tastes are so delightful!
I love how flavorful this soup is with all the fresh herbs and vegetables in it!
These soups look so vibrant! Can’t wait to try them!
Amazing taste! Perfect for every day!
A must try recipe! Worth giving a try!
So colourful and flavorful. I love your recipes!!
The soups are healthy. They smell and taste great.
Wow, such colorful soups!
I’ve never tried cold soups before but am so glad that I tried them now! They’re amazing!
Finally I found simple soup recipes that actually have a great flavour.
This cold soups are refreshing!
Must try these healthy soups!
Good soups. Will recommend.
These cold soups are a delight especially during the summer season.
This is what I need at the moment. It’s been so hot these days. These soups will work like a charm!
Love the colors, definitely going to try spinach, mint and buttermilk shorba.
I like the fact that the ingredients are easily available and they taste so good.
I love cold soups!
I never thought cold soups could taste so good!
I love soups and am keen to try these cold soup recipes.
Good soup recipes.
Great option to quench the thirst in summers and also stay healthy.
The recipes are good. I was wondering if there are any cold soups that can be made using
Really happy with these soup recipes 🤩
Soups for summer! 😃 Amazing recipes!
Yummy and healthy! 😋😋
Soups to beat the heat. Am I in wonderland?!
Recipe is simple.
Healthy + delicious what a combination! I love it!
Nice and healthy!
Definitely, gonna beat the heat in the summers with these soup recipes!
Such a tasty yet healthy recipe!
I have saved these recipes and try to make at least one soup per week.
Never came across such tasty soups! They are so delicious and colourful.
Only a true foodie can think of having soup in summers. Thank you for giving us these amazing recipes.
It’s so yummy!!
Very delicious ..
So colorful, loved the chilled tomato and yogurt soup. Thanks for sharing.
Wow its awesome soup recipe!
Very innovative recipe.
Best combinations one can have…
I tried it, it’s really great.
Loved with colour as well recipe
Yummy, this looks so delicious.
It’s the rainy season already and this soup is going to be the combination for my evening snack.
Lovely and yummy soups.
Best for health conscious people
Loved these pretty soups!
Soup is always best for every season. Thank you for these healthy soups.
Loved these pretty soups! 🙂
Just made the soup and it was so yummy
Soup is one of my favourite starter and loved the recipe
This is soo amazing! I am in love with cold soups💖💖💖
It’s just Delicious….! Wanna appreciate F and B Recipes they always come up with tasty, yummy and super delicious recipes…thank you!
So helpful, now we’re summer ready with these healthy and appetizing soups.
I’m hungry already after listening this recipe.
Time to beat the summer heat with these soups
This delicacy deserves every bit of love.
This is going to be a relaxing soup in the Summer.😻
Delicious soup. Perfect for cold days