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 stars 20
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

José Andrés's Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Chilled Melon Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
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.
By Marie Simmons

Easy Tomato Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 2
Many gazpacho recipes are thickened with bread, but this easy gazpacho recipe 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.
By Carolyn Casner

Watermelon Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 6
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cold Cucumber Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
Tangy buttermilk and fresh mint make this chilled soup a refreshing starter in the summer.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Herby White Gazpacho

This take on gazpacho replaces the tomato with melon or grapes for a sweeter taste and gets its silky texture from Marcona almonds. If you can't find them, use skinless almonds and add 1 tablespoon oil and a pinch more salt.

Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Rating: 4 stars 8
Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are whirled together in this chilled soup. Serve it as a starter for an early-summer supper.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Green Gazpacho

Rating: 4 stars 3
Instead of tomatoes, this green gazpacho recipe is full of cucumber, green bell pepper, green grapes and lots of fresh herbs. Enjoy this refreshing green gazpacho on a hot day

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
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Inspiration and Ideas

13 Healthy Cold Soups Ready in Three Steps or Less
If you're looking for a meal that's refreshing and easy to make, turn to these cold soup recipes. These soups can be made in three steps or less, making them simple to prepare. Plus, they highlight gorgeous summer produce, including tomatoes, strawberries and cucumbers. From our Herby White Gazpacho to our Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup, you'll want to make these soups all season long to combat the summer heat.
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.