Best Hot Weather Soups for Spring and Summer

Vegan Pink Radish Gazpacho by Karolin Silja Baitinger (Bakd&Raw)
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When the heat rises, the last thing many of us think about is soup. However, soups can be a refreshing option during the warmer months. Contrary to the hearty, warm bowls that comfort us through winter, hot weather soups lean towards the lighter, cooler, and often zesty end of the spectrum. Here are our favorites.


This classic cold soup hails from Andalusia, Spain, and is a summertime staple. Made with ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, and a dash of vinegar, gazpacho is a vibrant blend of fresh vegetables. Served chilled, it offers a refreshing, tangy taste that’s perfect for hot days. 

Avocado and Yogurt Soup

For this soup, creamy avocados, tangy yogurt, and a hint of lime come together to create a smooth, cold soup. It’s indulgent yet incredibly healthy. You can spice up the avocado and yogurt soup with jalapeños, cilantro, and garlic for a kick of flavor. Nutritious and delicious. 


This classic French soup, made from puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock, is traditionally served cold. Its creamy consistency and subtle flavors make vichyssoise a sophisticated starter or a light meal on its own. While it might be richer than other cold soups, it’s a luxurious treat for those warm summer evenings.