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19 Refreshing Gazpacho Recipes for Hot Summer Days

We elevate the classic Spanish soup with these summer's bounty of tomatoes, corn, berries, and melons.
19 Refreshing Gazpacho Recipes for Hot Summer Days
19 Refreshing Gazpacho Recipes for Hot Summer Days
We elevate the classic Spanish soup with these summer's bounty of tomatoes, corn, berries, and melons.

The heat can do a lot of things to your body, like zap your appetite and motivation to cook. But that doesn’t mean you should resort to ordering takeout or filling up on snacks in your pantry. Enter: gazpacho. The ultimate summer soup, gazpacho is quick to prepare, refreshing, and above all, cold. Not sure where to start? Read up on our 20 Fresh and Healthy Tips for Gazpacho and then check out our round-up of our favorite chilled soup recipes, from classics to creative twists. And for more cooking advice, healthy summer recipes, and super-quick dishes, subscribe to the Eat This, Not That! magazine and get 50 percent off the cover price.

1

Ultimate Gazpacho Recipe

Ultimate gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Cookie+Kate

If you’re looking for a classic gazpacho recipe, look no further. This simple recipe features ripe tomatoes, cucumber, red bell peppers, and fresh basil leaves for a wonderfully flavorful and refreshing summer dish. You even have permission to take the shortcut of blending the whole thing until smooth to save time. Enjoy with a piece of crusty sourdough bread for dipping.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate

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Golden Gazpacho

Golden gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Once Upon a Chef

This golden gazpacho swaps yellow tomatoes for red to infuse a milder and less acidic flavor, while turmeric and curry powder lend a spicy twist and an even sunnier hue. Top with croutons, minced fennel, diced red bell peppers, chives, and shredded ham for some belly-filling fiber and protein.

Get the recipe from Once Upon a Chef

3

Creamy Roasted Tomato Gazpacho

Creamy roasted tomato gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Love & Lemons

Creamy and thick may not be a word that immediately comes to mind when you think “gazpacho,” but this super smooth roasted tomato gazpacho makes a compelling case. Don’t skip dry-roasting the veggies—it gives this chilled soup an irresistibly delicious smoky flavor that complements the sherry vinegar and toasted pine nuts.

Get the recipe from Love & Lemons

4

White Gazpacho

White gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon

Unlike other gazpacho recipes, this dish combines white beans, which are high in fiber and plant-based protein, with yellow tomatoes and cucumber to give it thick, creamy texture and hearty flavor.

Get the recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

5

Green Gazpacho

Ugly tomato green gazpacho refreshing recipe Courtesy of The Endless Meal

Apparently, gazpacho does come in just about every color under the sun, and we are not mad at it. This green gazpacho combines ripe green tomatoes, green peppers, and cucumber for a crisp and refreshing take of the classic. Garnish with lime for the ultimate green bowl.

Get the recipe from The Endless Meal

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Roasted Garlic Gazpacho

Roasted garlic gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Once Upon a Chef

If you love the taste of garlic, this gazpacho dish was made for you. Roasting garlic in a pan enhances its robust flavor and lends a spicy burst to the mild-tasting soup. Plus, who knew you could roast garlic in a pan instead of heating up the whole house with the oven?

Get the recipe from Once Upon a Chef

7

Spicy Gazpacho

Spicy gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Add A Pinch

Looking for a dish that’s halfway between soup and a bloody mary? This is it. This spicier take on gazpacho includes cumin, horseradish, and hot sauce for a totally new take on the classic cold tomato soup.

Get the recipe from Add a Pinch

8

Gazpacho Salad

Gazpacho and lentil chorizo salad recipe Courtesy of Smitten Kitchen

While it’s not actually a chilled soup at all, this take on gazpacho still deserves a spot on your table. A gazpacho salad is perfect for when you don’t have several hours to let a gazpacho soup chill. (It’s also a very close relative of Panzanella, so if you’re a fan of bread salad, try this version with cucumbers and grapes thrown in.)

Get the recipe from Smitten Kitchen

9

Green Garbanzo and Leek Soup

Green garbanzo and leek soup recipe Courtesy of Love & Lemons

Herbs play the starring role in this fresh, chilled soup. Garbanzo beans add a little heft and creaminess to the leek soup, while fresh herbs brighten the flavors. The yogurt sauce is optional, though very pretty.

Get the recipe from Love & Lemons

10

Cold Yogurt Cucumber Soup

Cold yogurt cucumber soup recipe Courtesy of Cooking LSL

If you’re looking for a take on cold soup you’ve probably never seen before, try cold yogurt cucumber soup. The flavors of this Bulgarian dish, tarator, are reminiscent of a delicious tzatziki but a bit lighter. Bonus: It’s completely no-cook.

Get the recipe from Cooking LSL

11

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Chilled minty pea soup recipe Courtesy of A Cottage At The Crossroads

This minty pea soup skews more toward spring than summer—perfect for when pea crops are exploding, but also easy peasy with frozen peas from the grocery store. Did we mention it also has bacon?

Get the recipe from Cottage at the Crossroads

12

Sweet Corn Gazpacho

Sweet corn gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon

The only veg that gives tomato a run for its money as king of the summer produce is corn. Sweet corn is the star of this chilled soup, which is sort of like creamed corn’s cooler (pun intended) cousin. Ginger and cayenne kick the flavor up a notch, too.

Get the recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

13

Raw Summer Avocado Gazpacho

Raw summer pea and avocado soup recipe Courtesy of Hello Glow

Whether you’re eating raw or just can’t bear to turn the stove on, avocado gazpacho is the perfect summer soup. Made with tomatoes and a cilantro garnish, we’re not sure that it’s not guacamole in disguise, and that’s a-okay.

Get the recipe from Hello Glow

14

Creamy Zucchini and Coconut Milk Soup

Creamy zucchini coconut milk soup dairy free recipe Courtesy of Cookin' Canuck

Jalapeno, mint, and coconut milk add a flavorful and tropical vibe to zucchini soup. This recipe is great served hot or cold, giving you multiple options for leftovers you won’t get sick of.

Get the recipe from Cookin’ Canuck

15

Healthier Swedish Blueberry Soup

Healthier swedish blueberry soup recipe Courtesy of Texanerin Baking

While cold fruit soups might sound like just a summertime endeavor, the Swedes love blueberry soup year-round. Erin recommends swapping the cardamom and cinnamon in her recipe for lemon zest in the warmer months.

Get the recipe from Texanerin Baking

16

Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho

Pineapple cucumber gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Living Well Kitchen

If pineapple, cucumber, and jalapeno sound like a fancy mixologist’s take on a margarita, then you are in for a surprise. This refreshing combo is actually the base for a spicy-meets-sweet chilled summertime soup. Trust us, you’ve got to give it a try.

Get the recipe from Living Well Kitchen

17

Chilled Strawberry Coconut Soup

5 minute chilled strawberry coconut soup recipe Courtesy of Carl's Bad Cravings

You may call a coconut-strawberry concoction whipped up in a blender a “smoothie,” but if you stick it in a pretty, wide bowl and garnish it, that, my friend, is a soup. You can tell your guests or S.O. we said so. And trust, this recipe is worth going to bat for.

Get the recipe from Carlsbad Cravings

18

Strawberry and Tomato Gazpacho

Strawberry and tomato gazpacho recipe Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon

Two words: Goat. Cheese. It’s a scientific fact that everything is better with goat cheese. And that includes chilled soup recipes that incorporate both strawberries AND tomatoes. A little kick from jalapeno and some sweetness from honey and you are in summer soup heaven.

Get the recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

19

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled cantaloupe soup recipe Courtesy of It's Yummi

Vanilla Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient in this chilled cantaloupe soup, and a quick hack for adding creaminess and flavor in one simple ingredient. Ginger, mango, and a little bit of honey are all you need to finish off an incredibly simple and easy summer soup. Are you salivating yet?

Get the recipe from It’s Yummi

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