20 Summer Soups to Make When It’s Too Damn Hot

20 Summer Soups to Make When It’s Too Damn Hot
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When it’s hot as hell, the first word that comes to mind when your stomach is growling probably isn’t soup. But these recipes might change that. With super-summery ingredients like avocado, mint, melon, peach, and basil, these 20 soups are more refreshing than a glass of lemonade—honest.

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If you’re cooking for friends, these are the perfect preface to a light entrée (and look pretty fancy, too), but many are also simple enough to throw together on weeknights. Consider these 20 recipes your go-to guide to the best summer soups.

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Chilled Avocado Soup with Plum Pico de Gallo

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Chilled Melon Lavender Soup 

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5-Minute Blender Chilled Strawberry Coconut Soup

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Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

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Beet Cilantro Gazpacho

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Cilantro and Sweet Corn Vegan Soup

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Peach Gazpacho

Savory Simple

Vegan Cream of Avocado Soup

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Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk

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Pea and Mint Soup

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Chilled Kiwi Mango Soup

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Cold Carrot Soup with Jalapeno Coconut Milk

Spiced Blog

Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup

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Chilled Cherry Soup

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Thai Gazpacho

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Chilled Blueberry Soup with Mint

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