Summer Soup Recipes

Try a chilled bowl of soup filled with the season's freshest flavors for summer's take on the ultimate comfort food.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Zucchini-Pear Soup

This fresh soup is filled with fruits and vegetables and can be served chilled or warm, depending on how hot it is the day you make it.

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Chilled Raita Soup

Flavorful Indian spices complement this chilled soup made from cucumber, tomato and buttermilk. The best part is that it takes only 10 minutes to prep the recipe.

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Green Gazpacho

Gazpacho goes green with the addition of plump green grapes and a bunch of verdant sidekicks, including scallions, parsley and buttery avocado. Along with its grassy hues, this soup serves sunny flavor in each sip. 

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Summer Tomato Soup

Caramelized cherry tomatoes and yellow peppers are blended with coriander and cumin seeds for a rustic, textured take on flavorful tomato soup. It can be served warm or cold for a fresh-flavored side, no matter the temperature.

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Cucumber Gazpacho with Watermelon and Mint

Mint and fresh ginger will wake up your taste buds in this refreshing cucumber soup. A garnish of feta and chili oil doesn't hurt, either.

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Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup

This confetti-colored soup swims with golden fresh corn nuggets and tender tidbits of red pepper and zucchini for a full spectrum of summer flavors. Nonfat milk keeps it light while extra blended corn lends creamy texture.

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Chilled White Gazpacho

This unique gazpacho begins with a nut, garlic, grape and bread puree. The strained, chilled mixture is then slowly combined with whipped heavy cream for a rich yet hot-weather-appropriate meal.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Juicy watermelon embraces its savory side when pureed into a silky soup with tomato and serrano chile. A toss of dill and salty feta complete this cool summery staple.

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Tizza soup

Nearly the entire greenmarket gets mixed into this vegetable-laden soup-er star, from artichokes to turnips and everything in between. It's never been easier to eat healthy, and this tizza doesn't skimp on flavor, either.

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Creamy Artichoke Soup

This recipe can be made year-round thanks to frozen artichoke hearts, but makes for a great summer meal. Topped with mascarpone cheese, Giada De Laurentiis' artichoke soup is creamy and irresistible.

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