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Cold Soup Recipes to Beat The Heat

by Shristi Patni about a year ago in recipe
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Grab your soup spoons for these healthy, hearty soups!

Drinking warm soups can quickly become a pain once the temperature begins to rise (unless, of course, you have the flu), isn’t it? Fret not — these cold soup recipes will help you stay cool during the summers.

"Colurful, refreshing, cool and loaded with fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits, they’re the perfect way to chill this summer, " says Janice from MeWe reviews.

Grab your soup spoons for these healthy, hearty soups!

Chilled Tomato and Yoghurt Soup

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

750 g (1 ½ lb) tomatoes (peeled, deseeded and chopped), 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon mild curry powder, 250 ml (8 fl oz) fat-free natural yoghurt, whisked salt and pepper, small handful of coriander leaves to garnish.

Directions:

  1. Place the yoghurt, curry powder, vinegar, lemon juice and tomatoes in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Season well, transfer to a bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  3. Ladle the soup into chilled soup bowls, garnish with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and serve immediately.

For chilled spicy cucumber and yoghurt soup:

  1. Replace the tomatoes with 2 large peeled, deseeded and diced cucumbers and 4 finely sliced spring onions. Blend and chill as above.
  2. To serve, sprinkle 1 tablespoon dry roasted cumin seeds and a small handful of chopped mint leaves.

Spinach, Mint and Buttermilk Shorba

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

250 g (8 oz) frozen spinach (defrosted), 1 garlic clove (crushed), 1 teaspoon mild curry powder, ½ teaspoon peeled and finely grated fresh root ginger, 500 ml (17 fl oz) buttermilk, 6 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves (plus extra to garnish), 350 ml (12 fl oz) iced water, 8 ice cubes, salt and pepper.

Directions:

  1. Place the spinach in a colander and squeeze out the excess water. Finely chop the spinach.
  2. Transfer to a food processor with buttermilk, ginger, curry powder and garlic.
  3. Season well and stir in the chopped mint. Add the measured water and process the mixture until smooth.
  4. Ladle the soup into chilled bowls, drop 2 ice cubes into each bowl and garnish with a few extra mint leaves. Serve immediately.

For Curried Potato and Spinach Soup

Place 300 g (10 oz) finely chopped spinach in a saucepan with 1 finely chopped onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger, 1 finely chopped red chilli, 1 teaspoon mild curry powder and 900 ml (1 ½ pints) vegetable stock. Bring to a boil.

Peel 2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into 1.5 cm (¾ inch) dice and add to the spinach mixture. Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potato is tender. Season and serve in warmed bowls.

Benefits of drinking cold soups:

  1. Helps control appetite
  2. Makes you feel fuller for a longer period of time
  3. Helps you lose weight
  4. Is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals

There are so many different chilled soups you can make out of fresh, raw produce that will give your body the boost it needs. This is a flavorful way to fuel your cells with useful nutrition while also giving yourself a chance to cool down. Serve these soups at a dinner party, or even bring them to the beach in a cooler so you can snack on them while enjoying the summer sun.

There are so many different chilled soups you can make out of fresh, raw produce that will give your body the boost it needs. This is a flavorful way to fuel your cells with useful nutrition while also giving yourself a chance to cool down. Serve these soups at a dinner party, or even bring them to the beach in a cooler so you can snack on them while enjoying the summer sun.

Try these healthy, yummy soup recipes and tell us which soups did you try and which was your favourite? Also, do let us know which food or beverage recipes do you want to see next in the comments section below!

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About the author

Shristi Patni

Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook. Feel free to connect with her via Linkedin or drop an email at [email protected]

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