In A Soup: Try These 4 Cold Soup Recipes From Around The World
Updated : June 10, 2021 09:06 IST
In summers, even the thought of a hot bowl of food makes us shudder. With rising temperatures, it is impossible to stay cool. We put our best efforts to stay hydrated and avoid hot, oily and greasy food. But when it comes to eating light, soups are a natural consideration.
However, can you imagine sipping a hot bowl of soup on a warm day? We can’t too. That’s why we explored the idea of cold soups. They have a high-water content and can be easily paired with fresh green salads. This makes them a perfect meal for summers.
Find some refreshing cold soups you can try this season.
1. Spanish Gazpacho
A Spanish no-cook cold soup is like all you were looking for. This is a simple tomato soup is blended in water, together with cucumber, peppers, garlic and vinegar. Once you achieve a smooth consistency, combine it with olive oil. Add salt and other seasoning before refrigeration.
2. English Pea Soup
This can have a vegetarian as well as a meaty version. For the former, peas and mint leaves are combined with onions, garlic and salt. Once cooked, they are blended in a puree and finally cooked in a pan again with more peas. In a meaty version, you can add shrimps or crab to the soup or simply garnish it with grated parmesan.
3. Hungary’s Sour Cherry Soup
Since summers are a season of cherries, you’ll find plenty of them. And while we are at it, why not try a sour cherry cold soup? A Hungarian specialty, this soup requires tart cherries and some cream for garnishing. It can be a starter of your show or a dessert climax. Whatever it is, it is definitely invigorating.
4. Eastern Europe’s Beetroot Borscht
Beetroot is a saviour in summers. With abundant cooling properties, it is the ideal summer soup. A favourite in Eastern Europe, the chilled beetroot borscht makes for a sweet soup with the tanginess of apple cider vinegar.
Hot soups are passé. After a long tired summer day, cold soups can be your companion.