Soups For Summer

no cook soups for summerChilled soups make for perfect no-cook summer meals.

When the summer heat wave hits, I start to think about recipes that don’t require the oven or stove top. That’s what inspired my story “The Big Chill“, published a couple of years ago in Self Magazine.

Chilled, blended summer soups can be really flavorful, are easy to make and only require a few fresh seasonal ingredients. I like to use an immersion blender to put them together but an old-fashioned blender works just as well.

All these healthy, fast soups can be made hours in ahead and tweaked to your own taste – they are the perfect recipes for no-cook meals that make it from the fridge to the plate in record time.

For a picnic, use disposable paper drinking cups. Or for a more elegant presentation, serve them in chilled shot glasses or espresso cups passed on a little tray. If you’re headed to the beach, pour the soups into a thermos and pack it in your beach bag.

Ready for the Recipes?

  • Red Pepper Chipotle
  • Watermelon Tomato Soup
  • Chilled Melon Duo
  • Spicy Shrimp Cocktail Soup

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