Our BEST 20+ Summer Soup Recipes

Summertime is a great time to try some new summer soup recipes. Summer soups are not your typical soups.

Soup is mostly considered to be a fall and winter meal because it warms you up when you eat it. However, many families love soup, and they enjoy eating it year-round. For one thing, soup can be a light meal with the right ingredients, so it’s really popular for people who are dieting.

These delicious summer soups are filled with tons of fresh ingredients such as fruits, veggies, and even yogurt.

As the warm summer months approach, many people search for refreshing and healthy meal options. One such choice that has gained popularity in recent years is summer soup. These soups, served either hot or cold, showcase the vibrant flavors of seasonal produce while also providing ample nutrition and hydration.

In this article, we will explore a variety of summer soup recipes that cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. Each recipe features fresh ingredients that are both delectable and easy to source during the season. With an array of summer soups to choose from, there is surely something enjoyable for everyone.

Whether it’s a light gazpacho, a creamy chilled avocado soup, or a hearty minestrone full of seasonal vegetables, these summer soup recipes offer a delightful way to satisfy hunger and keep cool during the hotter months.

Some summer soup ideas are served hot, and some are served chilled, making for a deliciously refreshing soupsperience. There’s nothing like enjoying a nice sunny picnic while sipping on a flavorful summer soup.

However, you can count on these soups being very healthy and a great alternative or complement to salads and other healthy meals. They are a fun and delicious way to shake things up for most healthy diets.

Below we’ve gathered 21 of the best summer soups that are sure to make a big splash for your next lunch or dinner.

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1. Cantaloupe Yogurt Soup

One of our favorite new vegetarian summer soups is this recipe for cantaloupe yogurt soup featuring the flavors of mint, lime, and ginger.

When the weather is hot and the rain’s nowhere in sight, you need something cool to refresh your mind and body while satisfying your hunger.

And this deliciously smooth summer soup delivers the sweet taste of fresh cantaloupes combined with yogurt and savory seasonings.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include cubed melon, plain Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt), ground powdered ginger, lime, agave nectar (or honey), mint leaves, basil leaves, kosher salt, and water.

Source: wholesomeyum.com

2. Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of asparagus is another fabulous summer soup that’s a perfect way to welcome the season of sunshine. Forget about those “cream of” canned soups that are filled with salt and preservatives.

This creamy, savory recipe has all-natural ingredients and delivers the taste of asparagus in all its glorious green goodness. Plus, you can freeze this soup for up to three months to serve it as a quick and easy meal.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include garlic cloves, butter, asparagus, chicken broth, black pepper, sea salt, heavy cream, fresh dill, and sour cream.

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3. Summer White Bean Ragout

Summer White Bean Ragout features a delicious combination of seasonings and ingredients like sweet tomatoes and white beans, making for a hearty and satisfying summer meal.

The juicy tomatoes burst in your mouth, followed by the savory flavor of herbs and hearty white beans.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include dried cannellini beans (soaked then cooked) or canned cannellini beans (drained then well-rinsed), extra virgin olive oil, chopped yellow onions, minced garlic cloves, halved grape or cherry tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, pepper, salt, fresh chopped mint, and fresh chopped basil.

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4. Zucchini Tomato Soup

Zucchini tomato soup delivers a hearty garden flavor in every hot spoonful. This low-calorie meal is a great lunch or dinner, along with your favorite roll fruit, like summer peaches. This recipe serves two people and takes just 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

Try adding some parmesan cheese or some diced or sliced jalapenos for a little extra pizazz.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe are small zucchinis, small tomato, red onion, olive oil, shredded cheddar cheese (optional), salt, crumbled cooked bacon (optional), and spicy hot v8 juice.

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5. Chilled Avocado Soup

Chilled avocado soup is one of our favorite light soup recipes. This dish reminds us of summertime on a gorgeous Monterey beach. It’s a smooth, soothing soup that captures the spirit of California perfectly!

Suppose you’re interested in a good wine pairing. In that case, you’ll want something with a lively acidity that complements the subtle taste of togarashi and red onion while matching the tones of white balsamic.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include avocados, chopped sweet basil, chopped red onion, white balsamic vinegar, honey, kosher salt, togarashi, salt, black pepper, basil blossoms (for garnish), and minced shallots (for garnish).

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6. Watermelon Gazpacho

This popular summer soup recipe features the taste of sweet watermelon mixed with hearty veggies for an incredible soupsperience.

Watermelon gazpacho is a simple chilled soup that is easy to make and blends together sweet, earthy, and spicy flavors like nothing else!

Aside from being incredibly delicious, this soup’s also jam-packed with plenty of vitamin C and fiber. The bright colors and flavorful depth make this the perfect dish to serve at your next summer get-together.

This summer soup recipe includes watermelon, diced cucumber, chopped red onion, jalapenos, apple cider vinegar, and kosher salt.

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7. Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold cucumber soup is a fun and savory recipe that blends the smooth flavor of cucumbers with fresh ingredients and seasonings that give the soup a unique complexity.

You can taste the cucumber along with the sweetness of the honey and tartness of the lemon juice and dill, all mixed to create a special culinary symphony.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include Persian cucumbers, plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, fresh dill, clove, sea salt, honey, ground black pepper, and fresh dill, chives, or mint for garnish.

Source: wholefoodsmarket.com

8. Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup

Summer chicken and vegetable soup celebrates a delicious summer harvest bounty with delicious ingredients like red pepper, okra, corn, squash, and basil, blended together along with rotisserie chicken and seasoning to create something magical.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include garlic cloves, extra-virgin olive oil, chopped fresh oregano, fresh or frozen corn, chopped red bell pepper, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, tomato sauce, shredded cooked white or dark meat chicken, fine sea salt, frozen or fresh sliced okra, chopped zucchini, pita rounds or flatbreads, thinly sliced green onions, sliced basil and freshly ground black pepper.

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9. Cold Greek Yogurt Soup

Cold Greek yogurt soup is a deliciously tart, creamy, and luscious soup that delivers the taste of fresh garlic and herbs. This chilled soup has a nice thick consistency and is wonderful with some whole-grain toast.

The total time to make this dish is one hour, serving six people.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include 2 percent or whole Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, low-fat milk, Persian cucumbers, chopped fresh dill, crushed garlic, salt, white pepper, lemon juice (optional), chopped walnuts (optional), and fresh mint sprigs or chopped mint for garnish.

Source: theendlessmeal.com

10. Gazpacho

This Andalucian-style recipe for gazpacho features fresh veggies and spices with all the delicious flavors we love in gazpacho. However, this recipe uses a unique process in which you salt and freeze your veggies before blending them. This helps break them down while drawing out every bit of their delicious flavor.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include ripe tomatoes, English cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, garlic cloves, jalapeno pepper, kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, black pepper, minced chives, and halloumi cheese.

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11. Blueberry Yogurt Soup

This chilled blueberry yogurt soup recipe has only a few simple ingredients but delivers a bright, flavorful soup with a rich, complex taste that’s simply addictive!

Chilled blueberry yogurt soup is the perfect dish to serve at your next summer Sunday brunch or any fun-in-the-sun get-together.

The sweetness of blueberries and cinnamon dance playfully with the tartness of yogurt and the spice of ginger to create a very enjoyable summer soup.

This summer soup recipe includes water, fresh blueberries, cinnamon, Truva baking blend, ginger, and plain nonfat yogurt.

Source: theendlessmeal.com

12. Sweet Corn Gazpacho

Sweet corn gazpacho is a deliciously beautiful sou made with sweet fresh summer corn. It’s a chilled and creamy soup that’s also totally dairy-free and is the perfect meal for those hot summer days and nights.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include yellow tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, whole ears of corn, white onion, garlic cloves, a jalapeno pepper (optional), sea salt, olive oil, sherry vinegar, lime juice, and sea salt. Garnish with corn, cilantro, olive oil, and fresh ground pepper.

Source: thevibrantveggie.com

13. Basil Zucchini Soup

Basil Zucchini soup is a fresh, green, vibrant soup combining zucchini with the herbal deliciousness of fresh basil. It’s smooth and creamy without using a drop of cream, and the strong flavor and low fat make this recipe a real winner!

Even those who are not big veggie fans will love this sensational soup that packs more nutrients than you can shake a stick at.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include white onions, diced zucchini, vegetable broth, minced garlic, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

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14. Spanish Almond Garlic Soup

Spanish almond garlic soup is a very unique-looking and tasting summer soup that’s both sophisticated and delicious.

Don’t its appearance deceive you. This classic Spanish soup delivers a soupsperience like nothing you’ve ever tasted!

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include bread, cold water, sherry vinegar, blanched almonds, garlic clove, green apple, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. Serve with olive oil and green grapes.

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15. Cold Watercress Yogurt Soup

Cold watercress yogurt soup features the delicious taste of relaxing cucumbers with creamy tart yogurt and pepper watercress for something truly special.

And to get those lovely swirls, thin your soup out with a little water.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include watercress leaves, seedless cucumber, ripe avocados, chopped scallions, fresh flat-leaf parsley, fresh dill, chicken broth, sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, granulated sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, and fresh chives.

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16. Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Olive Garden makes one of my favorite Chicken Gnocchi soups and this copycat recipe captures that unique flavor perfectly. In fact, I would argue it tastes even better homemade than at the restaurant!

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include potato gnocchi, chicken broth, yellow onion, chicken breast, shredded carrot, half and half, minced garlic, chopped spinach, heavy cream, flour, butter, nutmeg, parmesan cheese, paprika, and dried thyme.

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17. Chilled Tomato Basil Soup

Sometimes it’s nice to return to basics, and this simple recipe for tomato basil soup does just that by delivering a soup with a very tomato-y flavor with rich herbal influences. Other ingredients like cucumber and shallot also add depth and complexity to this marvelous dish.

The ingredients for this summer soup recipe include shallot, garlic cloves, basil leaves, cucumber, olive oil, whole tomatoes with juice, vegetable stock, and salt.

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18. Cold Beet Soup with Yogurt

Cold beet soup with yogurt is another refreshingly delicious and cool summertime soup that celebrates the amazing flavor of beets. At the same time, display a brilliant purple color certain to liven up any table.

This soup makes for a wonderful starter or light lunch and is great for dipping with some delicious crusty bread.

The ingredients for this summer sour recipe include beets, Greek yogurt, garlic cloves, water, celery, freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice, and fresh parsley.

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19. Summer Corn Soup with Fresh Herbs

This corn soup recipe saves you a lot of time and effort by providing you with the helpful time-saving shortcut of using frozen corn instead of whole corn.

And folks, there’s no difference in taste!

However, you can also use fresh corn in this recipe if you prefer. Just make sure you cook it first.

Also, many people don’t realize that corn is a pretty healthy veggie. That’s right! Don’t believe those silly myths such as that our bodies can’t digest corn or it isn’t a good source of nutrition.

This recipe also uses coconut milk and requires purring about half the soup to give it a creamier texture and blended flavor.

The ingredients for this summer sour recipe include garlic cloves, olive oil, chopped onion, frozen or fresh corn kernels, diced squash, diced zucchini, canned light coconut milk, honey, vegetable broth, cumin powder, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, and dill.

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20. Summer Minestrone

This bright, vibrant, and flavorful summer minestrone is jam-packed with some of the most delicious veggies and brightened with the spicy, citrusy influences of ginger and lemongrass.

Garden fresh veggies are one of the best things about summer, and we love going to our local farmer’s markets to see all of the beautiful produce. I have to confess. It’s very hard not to buy a few of every vegetable since they all look so good!

This recipe is the perfect summer harvest celebration with ingredients like cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and much more.

The ingredients for this summer sour recipe include butter, olive oil, onion, leek, carrot, garlic cloves, celery, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, chicken or vegetable broth, ginger paste, lemongrass paste, corn, zucchini, yellow summer squash, dried parsley, haricot verts, miso, lemon just, lemon zest, kosher salt, and fresh cilantro.

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21. Creamy Yellow Squash Soup

This beautiful summer squash soup recipe represents the sunny spirit of summer with its vibrant color and flavors. The swirls of coconut milk are almost like clouds in front of the sun.

Summer squash soup is a wonderful dish to serve at family picnics or sunny outdoor brunch.

The ingredients for this summer sour recipe include olive oil, diced yellow summer squash, minced yellow onion, Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and diced), diced carrot, minced garlic clove, cumin powder, coriander, turmeric, smoked paprika, mustard powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (optional), dry white wine, low-sodium vegetable broth, coconut milk, salt, and cilantro (for topping).

Also, if you don’t have all the spices listed, you can use a few teaspoons of curry powder.

Also, here’s a video featuring more delicious healthy summer soups.

Our BEST 20+ Summer Soup Recipes (+Watermelon Gazpacho Soup)

These options are sure to be a hit. So, gather your family and friends and enjoy. Let us know your thoughts!
5 from 6 votes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 232 kcal


  • 5 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  • Place all veggies and fruit into a blender or food processor.
  • Add the salt and vinegar.
  • Process again.
  • Chill for 30 minutes and serve.


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Calories: 232kcal
Keyword summer soup recipes, watermelon gazpacho soup
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