Most regions of Spain are hot and dry during the summer. People like to eat lighter foods, and cold soups are a good way to cool off. Below is a list of some great cold Spanish soups, which are perfect for summer dinner parties, potlucks, picnics, and BBQs. They are all simple and quick to make, too!
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Cold white garlic soup or "sopa de ajo blanco" is zesty, but very refreshing. In fact, garlic lovers would probably vote for this soup hands down over many others. It is easy, quick and healthy. Although very creamy, it contains no dairy! Almonds give this soup its creamy white texture and color.
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"Gazpacho" is a cool, refreshing and flavorful start to a meal on a hot summer day. This soup is often eaten in Andalusia, in southern Spain where it is hot and dry all summer long. Serve in a soup bowl or a glass.
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Salmorejo is cold, creamy tomato soup, originating in Córdoba, Spain and is Gazpacho's "cousin." Made with tomatoes, bread, oil, garlic, and vinegar, it is a beautiful deep pink-orange, summer soup that is sure to refresh you. Garnish with diced Spanish Serrano ham and hard-boiled eggs.