Summer's soup recipes are wonderful but on a warm day what could be lovelier than a bowl of cold soup. These soups make starters for a dinner or lunch, yet are just as comfortable for outdoor eating, picnics, and barbecues. Pop them in a Thermos flask and away you go.
The hotter the temperature, the cooler the soup, so add ice cubes or serve in chilled bowls. Not too hot, then serve at room temperature, which also gives the maximum flavor to the soup.
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This leek and potato soup recipe is a classic British staple. The soup is a winter favorite when served warm, and cold, it is perfect for summer. Leek and potato soup is also known as Vichyssoise and is believed to have originated in France, though there are many other claims on where it comes from. Wherever that may be, the soup is delicious, easy and cheap to make.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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This traditional Spanish gazpacho recipe is a classic. This soup is eaten often in Andalusia, the region from which it originates. Gazpacho can be eaten from a soup bowl or can be drunk from a glass. Either way, it is tasty, satisfying and very healthy, since it is made from nothing but fresh vegetables and a bit of oil and vinegar.
The green gazpacho recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi's book, Plenty. As he states in the book, there are a million recipes for gazpacho, and this one, a green variation is loosely based on tarator, a cold yogurt and cucumber soup from the Balkans.