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 18
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

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

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

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.
By José Andrés

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

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

Cucumber-Almond Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
By Breana Killeen

Golden Gazpacho

Rating: 4 stars 1
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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Yellow Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
By Carolyn Casner

White Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 3
White gazpacho is made with bread, almonds, grapes and garlic and is one of the traditional Spanish gazpacho variations. In this white gazpacho soup recipe we add cucumbers and honeydew, whir it in a blender and it becomes silky, a little toasty (from the almonds) and refreshing.
By Carolyn Casner

Shrimp Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a delicious cold appetizer or side-dish soup. We've added protein to this version to make it more filling.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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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.
Herbed Zucchini Soup
Rating: Unrated 16
This is one of the few soups that make the cut in summer. Serve it chilled to take the edge off a hot August night.
Coconut-Lime Pea Soup

The sweet taste of fresh peas pairs nicely with the coconut and lime flavors in this Greek yogurt-based soup. Topped with delicious pan-seared scallops and fresh basil, this island-inspired recipe is ready in just 25 minutes. If you'd like, skip the scallops and serve it cold on a hot day.