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Cold soup recipes for summer

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM

This one is really better the 2nd day, after the flavors have a chance to meld.

Quick Gazpacho

  • 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 cucumber, preferably seedless, diced into 1/4 inch cubes (I use my food dicer for this one...so easy!)
  • 1 small bell pepper (green, red, yellow...whatever color), diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Process 1/2 can of tomatoes with the water in a blender or food processor until pureed. Add to remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve.

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I want to try this one when my cucumbers start producing:

COLD CUCUMBER SOUP
 from COOKS.COM

2 med. size cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 med. size red onion, sliced thin
1 1/2 tsp. dill weed
2 tbsp. minced fresh mint or 2 tbsp. mint flakes
2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Place the cucumbers, onion, dill and mint in a food processor and whirl for 30 seconds. Add the buttermilk, yogurt, chicken broth, and walnuts, whirl 20 seconds longer or until well blended.

Transfer to a medium size bowl, stir in the vinegar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 5 hours.

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Mmm, this sounds good!

COLD STRAWBERRY SOUP
from COOKS.COM

2 c. fresh strawberries
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
2 tbsp. orange juice
2 c. buttermilk
In saucepan combine berries, 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, orange juice and orange peel. Bring to a boil; simmer 20 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Put in blender until smooth. Stir in buttermilk. Chill.

Blueberries or raspberries can be substituted for the strawberries.

mandee1503
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I've never had cold soup, or any real desire to try it. LoL

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM


Quoting mandee1503:

I've never had cold soup, or any real desire to try it. LoL

Last year was the first year I tried them for summer lunches. They're good!

mandee1503
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I'll have to try one. A resturant around the corner from me makes a strawberry one.

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting mandee1503:

I've never had cold soup, or any real desire to try it. LoL

Last year was the first year I tried them for summer lunches. They're good!


sanj1213
by Juanita on May. 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM
I'm going to have to look for some recipes, i've never had cold soup.
rkoloms
by on May. 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

We live without air conditioning, so we eat many raw meals during July and August.

Raw Creamy Italian Tomato Soup
Below recipe Serves 1 - so just multiply by number of people
1 Beefsteak (or large slicing type) tomato 
1 sun dried tomato 
1 Tbls tahini 
1 clove garlic (or half if you do not care for garlic) 
3 leaves of fresh basil 
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) 
Salt (or braggs) to taste 

Put everything in the blender and whiz until smooth. 

If you want it to have a chunky texture, put everything but the sun 
dried tomato in first, blend until smooth, then add the sun dried 
tomato, and run the blender about 10 more seconds - then the soup is 
a little more chunky. This is not very good as a left over as the 
water content from the tomatoes starts to separate and make the soup 
look a little curdled.

alyciajoseph
by Alycia on May. 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Same here, I've never even heard of them.

Quoting sanj1213:

I'm going to have to look for some recipes, i've never had cold soup.
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RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on May. 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Mmmm... this sounds yummy and the only thing I would need a substitute for is the buttermilk. :)

Quoting michiganmom116:

Mmm, this sounds good!

COLD STRAWBERRY SOUP
from COOKS.COM

2 c. fresh strawberries
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
2 tbsp. orange juice
2 c. buttermilk
In saucepan combine berries, 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, orange juice and orange peel. Bring to a boil; simmer 20 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Put in blender until smooth. Stir in buttermilk. Chill.

Blueberries or raspberries can be substituted for the strawberries.


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