14 Healthy Summer Soup Recipes
Bring out the summer flavors with these healthy options.
While many people tend to think of soups as only a winter staple, soups are just as delicious in the summer. They’re a great way to use your farmers’ market bounty in one recipe, and many can be served hot or cold. Below, we found 14 healthy soups you should try this summer—from a unique melon soup to a more traditional seafood chowder.
1. Creamy Tomato and Orange Soup
via Epices et Baobabs
This is a simple soup with carrots, tomatoes, and oranges that can be served hot or cold. Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds on top for an extra crunch.
2. Summer Corn Chowder
Via From My Bowl
Make use of sweet summer corn with this creamy chowder. The soup calls for vegan cream cheese and vegetable broth, making it suitable for those with dairy sensitivities.
3. Thai Gazpacho
Via I’m Bored, Let’s Go
This coconut-based soup is perfect for cooling down and staying full on hot days. The soup is full of vegetables, like cucumber and bell pepper, and can be served with shrimp or chicken.
4. Beetroot Soup
via The Luminous Kitchen
Made with beetroot, Greek yogurt, and topped with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds, this soup is a filling meal. The beetroot will stain your hands when you skin it, so wear plastic gloves to avoid purple-stained skin.
5. Summer Minestrone with Turkey Meatballs
Via Damn Delicious
This soup is made in only 20 minutes, ensuring that you’re not standing over the stove for too long in the warm weather. If vegetarian, swap the chicken stock for vegetable stock and the meatballs for beans.
6. Okroshka Soup
Via Gastro Senses
Okroshka is a traditional Russian soup served cold. It’s made with buttermilk or kefir for a probiotic boost and summer vegetables like radish and cucumber.
7. Spinach Potato Soup
Via Our Salty Kitchen
Perfect for a light dinner or lunch on a hot day, this spinach soup is full of creamy potatoes and topped with a pistachio crumble. If serving the soup cold, add an additional cup of broth for a thinner texture.
8. Two Melons Soup
via Petit World Citizen
Made with cantaloupe, honey dew melon, tofu, and Tamari sauce, this cold soup is also gluten-free. Be sure that the melons you use are ripe for the best flavor.
9. Chilled Avocado Soup
Via Running to the Kitchen
A lime shrimp salsa tops this cold soup for an extra boost of protein. For the soup, there’s no need to use the stove. All that’s required is a blender.
10. Green Garbanzo and Leek Soup
Via Love and Lemons
This vibrant soup is full of herbs and summer flavors. If making the soup for a dinner party, try making the optional yogurt sauce which will give the soup a flawless presentation.
11. Cold Pineapple Soup
Via Fearless Dining
For a light appetizer, or even as a dessert, this pineapple soup does the trick. Cotija cheese tops the soup, balancing out the sweet flavors.
12. Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Soup
Via A Couple Cooks
When blending the soup, be careful not to burn yourself as the cauliflower and broth will both be hot. Top the soup with a sprinkle of paprika, green onions, and some cauliflower florets.
13. Fresh Seafood Stew
This recipe uses clams, snapper fillets, and shrimp to create a hearty stew. Let the clams cook first, and make sure most are open before adding the shrimp and snapper.
14. Chilled Asparagus Soup
Via Catching Seeds
Avocado, olive oil, asparagus, and celery gives this soup it’s creamy texture and light green hue. For extra summer flavor, top the soup with a lemon cream, made with cashews and lemon.