15 Slurpable and Satisfying Cold Soups

15 Slurpable and Satisfying Cold Soups



This take on okroshka, a classic summer soup named after the Russian word kroshit, meaning "to crumble" uses tangy kefir or buttermilk as a base and is filled with heaps of torn fresh herbs.  Grated horseradish and spicy mustard add a gentle backnote to the soup.  If you can't find quail eggs or don't have the patience to peel them, hard-boil chicken eggs and cut them into quarters. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/okroshka-russian-buttermilk-soup-recipe/">Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs (Okroshka)</a>

This take on okroshka, a classic summer soup named after the Russian word kroshit, meaning “to crumble” uses tangy kefir or buttermilk as a base and is filled with heaps of torn fresh herbs. Grated horseradish and spicy mustard add a gentle backnote to the soup. If you can’t find quail eggs or don’t have the patience to peel them, hard-boil chicken eggs and cut them into quarters. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/okroshka-russian-buttermilk-soup-recipe/”>Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs (Okroshka)</a> (Simon Bajada/)

Asparagus is used two ways in this puréed cold soup: it adds a grassy note to the potato-leek base and is left raw for the shrimp salad garnish. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/chilled-asparagus-soup-with-herbed-shrimp-recipe/">Chilled Asparagus Soup with Herbed Shrimp</a>

Asparagus is used two ways in this puréed cold soup: it adds a grassy note to the potato-leek base and is left raw for the shrimp salad garnish. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/chilled-asparagus-soup-with-herbed-shrimp-recipe/”>Chilled Asparagus Soup with Herbed Shrimp</a> (Kat Craddock/)

This gazpacho recipe, adapted from Havana's La Guarida, adds strawberry and watermelon to the Spanish tomato soup template. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/strawberry-watermelon-tomato-gazpacho-recipe/">Strawberry, Watermelon, and Tomato Gazpacho</a>

This gazpacho recipe, adapted from Havana’s La Guarida, adds strawberry and watermelon to the Spanish tomato soup template. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/strawberry-watermelon-tomato-gazpacho-recipe/”>Strawberry, Watermelon, and Tomato Gazpacho</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

This creamy, rich soup is a favorite in Mexico City. In summer it's usually chilled like a vichyssoise, but it's also served hot, especially in the cooler months. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Mexico-Potato-Leek-Soup/">Chilled Mexican Potato and Leek Soup (Sopa de Poro y Papa)</a>

This creamy, rich soup is a favorite in Mexico City. In summer it’s usually chilled like a vichyssoise, but it’s also served hot, especially in the cooler months. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Mexico-Potato-Leek-Soup/”>Chilled Mexican Potato and Leek Soup (Sopa de Poro y Papa)</a> (Joseph De Leo/)

Rice and garbanzos add body to this vegetarian soup laced with fresh greens and herbs. Serve it chilled—as we have done—or, if you prefer, just slightly warmed. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/cold-yogurt-soup-with-herbs-and-chickpeas-recipe">Cold Yogurt and Herb Soup with Chickpeas</a>

Rice and garbanzos add body to this vegetarian soup laced with fresh greens and herbs. Serve it chilled—as we have done—or, if you prefer, just slightly warmed. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/cold-yogurt-soup-with-herbs-and-chickpeas-recipe”>Cold Yogurt and Herb Soup with Chickpeas</a> (Justin Walker/)

Sweet macadamia nuts, toasted to deepen their flavor, give a creamy base to this creative chilled gazpacho with asparagus. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/chilled-macadamia-gazpacho-with-cured-asparagus/">Chilled Macadamia Gazpacho with Cured Asparagus</a>

Sweet macadamia nuts, toasted to deepen their flavor, give a creamy base to this creative chilled gazpacho with asparagus. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/chilled-macadamia-gazpacho-with-cured-asparagus/”>Chilled Macadamia Gazpacho with Cured Asparagus</a> (Romulo Yanes/)

Juicy sweet watermelons go savory in this summery no-cooking-required soup from Anna Watson Carl. Spicy bite comes from jalapeños and red onions, while tomatoes and tart lime juice provide acidity. Plenty of herbs and olive oil lend a fresh, grassy note, with cucumbers bolstering the melon backbone. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/watermelon-gazpacho-soup-recipe/>Watermelon Gazpacho</a>

Juicy sweet watermelons go savory in this summery no-cooking-required soup from Anna Watson Carl. Spicy bite comes from jalapeños and red onions, while tomatoes and tart lime juice provide acidity. Plenty of herbs and olive oil lend a fresh, grassy note, with cucumbers bolstering the melon backbone. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/watermelon-gazpacho-soup-recipe/>Watermelon Gazpacho</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

This tangy chilled soup is topped with charred scallions. <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/spinach-chive-and-yogurt-soup-with-grilled-scallions/">Get the recipe for Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions</a>

This tangy chilled soup is topped with charred scallions. <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/spinach-chive-and-yogurt-soup-with-grilled-scallions/”>Get the recipe for Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions</a> (Romulo Yanes/)

As ethereal as its origins, this unusual, chilled summer soup is a specialty at the <a href="http://thesingular.com">Singular Patagonia</a>, an otherworldly hotel that borders Sena Última Esperanza (or Last Hope Sound). It's made velvety and rich by the local avocados, which are called <em>paltas</em>. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/avocado-soup">Chilled Avocado Soup</a>

As ethereal as its origins, this unusual, chilled summer soup is a specialty at the <a href=”http://thesingular.com”>Singular Patagonia</a>, an otherworldly hotel that borders Sena Última Esperanza (or Last Hope Sound). It’s made velvety and rich by the local avocados, which are called <em>paltas</em>. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/avocado-soup”>Chilled Avocado Soup</a> (William Hereford/)

Salmorejo, gazpacho's richer, deeper cousin, is a cool, creamy soup typically topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs and salty prosciutto or Iberian ham; omit the pork to make it vegetarian. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Salmorejo/">Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup (Salmorejo)</a>

Salmorejo, gazpacho’s richer, deeper cousin, is a cool, creamy soup typically topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs and salty prosciutto or Iberian ham; omit the pork to make it vegetarian. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Salmorejo/”>Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup (Salmorejo)</a> (Todd Coleman/)

The fresh flavor of spring peas joins leeks, parsley, mint, and basil in a vibrant soup that’s excellent served war or chilled. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/spring-pea-soup-with-leeks-and-herbs-recipe/">Spring Pea Soup with Leeks and Herbs</a>

The fresh flavor of spring peas joins leeks, parsley, mint, and basil in a vibrant soup that’s excellent served war or chilled. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/spring-pea-soup-with-leeks-and-herbs-recipe/”>Spring Pea Soup with Leeks and Herbs</a> (Thomas Payne/)

Cool, vaguely acidic, and faintly sweet, gazpacho is the definitive Andalusian dish. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Gazpacho-Andaluz/">Gazpacho Andaluz</a>

Cool, vaguely acidic, and faintly sweet, gazpacho is the definitive Andalusian dish. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Gazpacho-Andaluz/”>Gazpacho Andaluz</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Pungent raw garlic shines in this no-cook soup adapted from Claudia Roden's <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061969621/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061969621&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=saveur-20&amp;linkId=EQMIM6MQ2KLFSOVG">The Food of Spain</a></em> (Ecco, 2011). Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/almond-and-garlic-soup-ajo-blanco/">Almond and Garlic Soup (Ajo Blanco)</a>

Pungent raw garlic shines in this no-cook soup adapted from Claudia Roden’s <em><a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061969621/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061969621&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=saveur-20&amp;linkId=EQMIM6MQ2KLFSOVG”>The Food of Spain</a></em> (Ecco, 2011). Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/almond-and-garlic-soup-ajo-blanco/”>Almond and Garlic Soup (Ajo Blanco)</a> (Romulo Yanes/)

Any root vegetable—squash, carrots, turnips, potatoes—can be used to make this silky, umami-rich soup from award-winning Japanese cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/makombu-squash-soup/">Makombu-Squash Soup</a>

Any root vegetable—squash, carrots, turnips, potatoes—can be used to make this silky, umami-rich soup from award-winning Japanese cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/makombu-squash-soup/”>Makombu-Squash Soup</a> (André Baranowski/)

Puréed canned peaches form the base of this delicate soup, which is thickened with tart Greek yogurt and spiced with fresh ginger. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/cold-peach-soup/">Cold Peach Soup</a>

Puréed canned peaches form the base of this delicate soup, which is thickened with tart Greek yogurt and spiced with fresh ginger. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/cold-peach-soup/”>Cold Peach Soup</a> (James Roper/)

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