Just because the sun is shining, it doesn't mean soup is off the menu! There are a whole host of light and healthy summer soups you can try, including these 11 delicious recipes...
Just because the sun is shining, it doesn’t mean soup is off the menu! There are a whole host of light and healthy summer soup recipes you can try, including these 11 delicious recipes…
If you’re looking for something easy to rustle up for lunch or dinner you’ve come to the right place. Soup is the perfect option in the summer – and you wouldn’t think it! From gazpacho to chunky, summer vegetable soup we’ve got lots of tasty soups to choose from.
Homemade soup is so much better than shop-bought. You know exactly what is going into your soup and you can bulk make it too, storing in your freezer for next time you’re hungry.
Click through to see all of our delicious summer soup recipes to keep you refreshed in the warmer months…
First on the list is this classic summer soup...
Gazpacho is the ultimate summer soup. This traditional Spanish tomato soup is served chilled and is a delicious option for a light and refreshing meal. If you like your soup fiery, pack a punch by adding chilli and sun-dried tomato paste.
Capture the flavours of the hot and sunny Mediterranean with this deliciously fresh Italian red pepper soup. Perfect for taking the edge of cooler summer evenings, we love to serve this soup with a deliciously salty goats cheese toasts.
Get the recipe: Italian red pepper soup
This delicious and easy to make roast tomato and orange soup is a sweet soup which will really get your tastebuds dancing. Serve with toasted ciabatta bread or crusty French baguette.
This easy soup takes only 55 mins to make and is packed full of flavour thanks to the sausage and prawn combination. Add heaps of veggies too and this dish is just like a summer paella or BBQ, but in soup form.
This creamy courgette soup can be served hot or cold. Courgettes are in season from June to October so you have plenty of time to make use of this summery veg.
This tangy chilled minted pea soup is a real winner when the sun is too hot to bare you need a cooling, refreshing lunch. Made with plenty of garden peas and infused with mint, this gazpacho is a winner.
British asparagus is in season (and a lot cheaper) from late spring to midsummer. Team it with leek and crème fraîche in this asparagus soup recipe and top with a poached egg for extra protein.
Fancy trying something completely different to what you usually have for lunch? Say hello to our strawberry gazpacho. This gazpacho is made with strawberries, cucumber, spring onions and red peppers. It's perfect for making in advance so it has plenty of time to cool and infuse in the tarragon and garlic flavour.
Watercress is in season during the warmer months (April-October) and makes a light base for summer soups. Serve this watercress soup recipe with crunchy croutons for a more filling meal.
If you're trying to lose weight over the summer months, this chunky vegetable soup is a great way of getting more of your 5-a-day. Made with lentils, leeks and your favourite seasonal veg, this soup is high in fibre and a lower-fat option for lunch or dinner.
With fresh beetroot coming into season in July, one of the best things to do with them is to make a tangy beetroot soup. This recipe comes with homemade cheese croutons for extra bite.