7 Summer Ready Soup Recipes To Make With Vegetables
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Even though the summer heat can be intolerable a lot of times, what makes it bearable is the fresh vegetables and fruits that this season gives everyone. The summer's bounty is filled with a lot of hydrating fruits and vegetables that compensate for the sweltering summer days. This is the ideal time to make a lot of modifications in one's diet and resort to eating clean and green food instead of eating a lot of spicy and tantalising food that may lead to inflammation.

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Now healthy doesn't always have to mean boring and mundane. With the fresh summer produce available in the market, one can use different types of vegetables to make delicious and soulful soups and stews at home. These are not only highly digestive but also fulfilling as well as nutritious. Here are some summer soup recipes that are a must-try.

* Yellow Squash Soup

The healthy squash soup has a gravitating orangish-yellow colour. It also has a lot of smoky undertones because of the presence of spices like cumin seeds and smoked paprika. Some mashed potatoes are also added to this soup to give it a creamy touch. This is an extremely rich and fulfilling soup. At the same time, even after the presence of multiple ingredients it wouldn't feel very heavy. This soup can be consumed during lunch with some salad on the side.

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* Sheet Pan Tomato Soup

The sheet pan tomato soup is made by first roasting the tomatoes to get a highly concentrated flavour. The puree made from these tomatoes helps in obtaining a very rich and creamy soup. In these tomatoes, one can add some full-fat cream along with salt, pepper, and a little bit of red chilli. The beauty of this soup lies in its simplicity as it is not made from a combination of complex flavours and textures. It can be consumed with some bread on the side.

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* Creamy Zucchini Soup

It might be hard to imagine for a person that soup made from zucchini can be tasty and something that a person would look forward to making again and again. However, indeed zucchini when paired with the right kind of ingredients like potatoes, chives, cinnamon powder, salt, mint leaves, and a little bit of cream, is going to make a delectable soup. One has to simply pair it with some croutons on the top to give it a final touch. 

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* Vegan Cucumber Soup

The vegan cucumber soup recipe is made by using silken tofu which helps in incorporating a creamy texture in the recipe. However, the primary and the shining ingredient of this recipe remains cucumber. It is a very refreshing soup made from a blend of cucumber, a little bit of water and silken tofu. Adding different types of herbs like oregano, rosemary, and thyme can help in incorporating even better flavour. It is one of the quickest soups that one can make as all the ingredients have to be mixed in a food processor, and then heated on low heat so that everything comes together.

* Zucchini Chickpea Soup

Zucchini and chickpea soup is also a plant-based recipe that combines the goodness of a lot of vegetables. This soup is made by using zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, and some boiled chickpeas. All of these are mixed in a food processor and then cooked on low heat by adding some regular herbs and spices. The final step is to add a little bit of lemon juice and serve it with some baguette slices. This flavourful soup is rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

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* Sweetcorn Soup

Sweetcorn soup can be a new addition to one's party menu. It is a summer friendly appetiser that can be consumed just before the main course. This soup is generally served in cold form by mixing corn milk with heavy cream, salt, black pepper, butter, and some fresh mint leaves. This mixture has to be put in the refrigerators for at least 4 to 5 hours. This time will help the soup get its lovely texture and it can be served just before the main meal.

* Vegetable Black Eyed Pea Soup

A vegetable black-eyed pea soup is a mixture of all the summer vegetables that one can find. This may include spring onions, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and any other vegetable that one would like to add. Along with these vegetables, one has to add some pre-boiled black-eyed peas to the soup and then cook it with some water and a little bit of spices.