Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ten Great Soups for Summer, a Round Up of Past Favorites for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

Taking a little soup-making break this week because I am having a little stomach issue and nothing sounds good, not even my beloved soup. Rather than skip the post, I thought I bring you ten of my many past favorite soups for summer.

With 600-sh soup recipes on the blog, these aren't my only favorites but they are the first ones that came into my head when I was thinking of great soups for summer. There's a mix of hot and cold and a couple of fruit soups thrown in. 

Two cold soups from last year that were standouts:

Avocado Cucumber & Fennel Soup: Refreshing and great flavor, and so pretty!

Best Gazpacho: A blended gazpacho from Seville, Spain.

This fun, retro Cold & Creamy Tomato-Cucumber Soup (called a Pink Cucumber Float by the 1967 Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook).

Not all summer soups have to be cold. Here's a few favorite warm soups and chowders that are perfect for summer. 

Thai-Flavored Corn & Potato Chowder with Crab: An oldie (2009) but a goodie that I developed to use fresh local corn.

Vegan Creole Corn Chowder: Delightfully creamy, smoky and spicy.

Farmer's Market Smoked Fish, Corn & Vegetable Chowder: Bread bowl & yum is all that needs to be said.

Nigel Slater's Summer Vegetable Laksa: Sometimes curry and noodles hit the spot in the summer.

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Soup with Basil & Lemon: Plentiful summer ingredients like zucchini and basil are delicious in this warm soup.

And back to chilled with two fruit-filled summer picks:

Chilled Watermelon & Summer Berry Soup: Sometimes you want a soup that's sweet, cold and gorgeous in the bowl and this Curtis Stone soup is a stunner.

Tomato Consommé with Cucumber and Watermelon BallsSpeaking of stunning soups and Curtis Stone, this one is a more savory fruit option and tastes and looks amazing.

I would happily make and eat any of these delicious soups again and I'll be back with a new soup next week.

Now let's see who is here in the Souper Sundays kitchen:

Shaheen of Allotment2Kitchen shared this Toasted Carrot, Green Pepper and Chickpea Tortilla Wrap saying, "also made this Curried Carrot, Green Pepper and chickpea recipe as a wrap filling, not that dissimilar from Coleslaw CurryBut instead of rolling it up, this time I pressed them in my panini press - Sorry I didn't get a picture, hunger pangs would not allow me to."

Judee of Gluten Free A - Z Blog shared another great summer soup, Yellow Beet Borsht, saying "The soup result was interesting. The yellow borsht didn't have the deep "earthy" beetroot flavor that I'm used to when we eat the red beets, but it had a sweet mellow flavor with a tinge of "earthy" taste that produced a very different, but delicious, soup that I enjoyed both hot and chilled."

Thank you to Judee and Shaheen for joining me this week!

(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
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  1. Such a great collection of soup recipes and I remember many of them.

  2. So many delicious looking dishes here!

  3. I hope you get to feeling better. I love your post and the corn and potato always calls to me. Guess those are my favorites. Take care of yourself and stay safe!

  4. I’m back. Brought you a grilled sandwich to make you feel better 😏

  5. Some good dishes here ... and YAY! I have a qualifying post to share for a change!

  6. I am glad you shared some warm summer soups as i am not a big fan of cold ones really, or perhaps i just have not found one that i like. Fab selection though.


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