Summer Soup Recipes You’ll Want to Make Right Now
Blend the season’s best garden-fresh veggies (and fruits!) into bowlfuls of summery goodness.
Summer Vegetable Soup
“This vegetable soup is loaded with garden goodness, from zucchini and green beans to celery and potato, but it’s the turmeric that gives it a tasty new twist. It’s one of our favourite summer soups!” —Edith Ruth Muldoon, Baldwin, New York
Asparagus Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche
“A fresh and easy asparagus soup, pureed until it’s smooth, is a definite winner. Serve it warm or chilled depending on the weather.” —Fern Vitense, Tipton, Iowa
“My daughter got this recipe from a college friend and shared it with me. Now I serve it often as an appetizer. It certainly is the talk of any party.” —Lorna Sirtoli, Cortland, New York
Coconut-Lime Chicken Curry Soup
“I created this chicken recipe to replicate the flavours of my favorite curry dish—slightly sweet with just the right amount of spicy heat. When served with a garnish of green onions and toasted coconut, the soup makes the perfect meal.” —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
“I simmer my rich and creamy shrimp soup in the slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night.” —Will Zunio, Gretna, Louisiana
Cajun Corn Soup
“I found this recipe years ago and substituted Cajun stewed tomatoes for a bolder taste. Now I prepare this dish for out-of-state guests who want to taste some Cajun food. Everyone who tries it gives it high marks. Plus, it’s easy to prepare.” —Sue Fontenot, Kinder, Louisiana
Campfire Bean ‘N’ Ham Soup
“These are the best beans and ham you’ll ever taste—bar none! Friends rave about this hearty soup that I serve hot off the grill. For easy cleanup, consider covering the outside of your Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil first.” —Tom Greaves, Carrollton, Illinois
“I like to use dandelion green in many recipes. With hearty meatballs in a wonderful chicken broth, this dish is dandy for the entire family.” —Dorothy Collins, Decatur, Illinois
Chilled Pea Soup Shooters
Enjoy pea soup in a whole new way! The garnish is curried crab, which will catch everyone by surprise.
“This golden-coloured soup is brimming with an assortment of seafood and is paired with savoury, colourful sourdough toast with spread.” — Lauren Covas, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Golden Summer Peach Gazpacho
“Because peaches and tomatoes are in season at the same time, I like to blend them into a cool, delicious soup. Leftovers keep well in the fridge—but they rarely last long enough to get there.” —Julie Hession, Las Vegas, Nevada
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