Healthy Cold Soup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cold soup recipes including tomato, green and watermelon gazpacho. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Creamy Cucumber Soup

Rating: 4.33 stars
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There's no reason to only use cucumbers raw--they are wonderful sautéed then pureed with avocado for a silken-textured soup that's good warm or cold.

José Andrés's Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars
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Gazpacho is a delicious way to eat more veggies. Think of it as a vegetable smoothie. Not only does Chef José Andrés keep a pitcher of this healthy gazpacho recipe in his refrigerator all summer, it's also served at Beefsteak, his chain of vegetable-driven restaurants.

Gazpacho with Scallop Skewers

We give this classic summer soup a protein-packed upgrade by pairing it with skewers of grilled scallops seasoned with citrusy compound butter. Make a little extra to spread on grilled bread to serve alongside.
By Joy Howard

Watermelon Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars
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The delicate flavors of cucumber and watermelon go hand in hand to create a sweet-and-savory chilled soup, perfect as a first course on a hot night.

Cold Cucumber Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Tangy buttermilk and fresh mint make this chilled soup a refreshing starter in the summer.

Easy Tomato Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars
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Many gazpacho recipes are thickened with bread, but this one uses just vegetables, making it a gluten-free refresher for a hot summer day. The key to any flavorful gazpacho is giving it time to rest. The flavors meld and become cohesive when the soup is allowed to sit a bit before serving.

Chilled Melon Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This refreshing summer soup is a great starter for dinner on the patio on a summer evening. Try any variety of melon in this recipe. Serve leftover soup with salad for lunch the next day.

Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Rating: 3.8 stars
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Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are whirled together in this chilled soup. Serve it as a starter for an early-summer supper.

Cucumber-Almond Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars
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Not all gazpachos are red. In this healthy white gazpacho recipe, we use cucumbers, yellow bell pepper and unsweetened almond milk for more savory results.

Yellow Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars
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The yellow vegetables of summer--fresh corn, yellow tomatoes and yellow peppers--make this slightly sweet gazpacho soup recipe a beautiful and delicious alternative to red gazpacho.

Summer Fresh Gazpacho with Cucumber Topping

Watermelon, cucumber, and fresh lime juice make this Summer Fresh Gazpacho uniquely delicious and refreshing.

Golden Gazpacho

Rating: 4 stars
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Inspired by Spanish pureed gazpachos, this golden-yellow one is based on an idea of Greg Parks's at the Four Columns Inn in Newfane, Vermont.
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Inspiration and Ideas

27 Cold Soups You'll Want to Make All Summer Long

These recipes are a refreshing way to highlight summer's most flavorful produce like tomatoes, watermelon and cucumbers.

Blender Gazpacho

This easy gazpacho recipe is heaven on a hot day. Just puree everything in a blender and top the gazpacho with a drizzle of great olive oil.

Avocado Soup

Avocado is the star of this light, flavorful soup served chilled to take away summer's heat.