As we enter the dog days of summer, with the scramble to get kids (and adults) ready to return to school, easy meals feel like a critical need. And with the heat, cool entrees also seem like a good idea.
To that end, I’ve compiled some of my favorite chilled soups for you.
Cold Cucumber Mint Soup – Cucumber, mint, a little cabbage, buttermilk and yogurt, combined into a creamy and very refreshing summer soup. Are you still inundated with cucumbers? This will help you use some of them!
Cool Cucumber Watercress Soup – More cucumbers, this time with watercress! Another way to use up those cucumbers!
Chilled Green Bean Soup – This one takes a little more prep, as you have to cook the beans. Of course, if you have some frozen beans, or leftovers, this will also come together very fast for a nice easy, pre-school supply shopping meal.
Chilled Fruit Soup – Any post about cold soups would be incomplete without a chilled fruit soup. this one was so fun to make! The raspberry half was and remains my favorite chilled fruit soup ever.
I hope these soups help calm your nerves on these last days of summer and bring you a cheerful, relaxed beginning to the school year.