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.
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.