Keep the stove off and beat the end-of-summer heat with these deliciously satisfying chilled soups. Better yet, these recipes use the seasonal fruits and veggies that are likely sitting on your kitchen counter or still readily-available at the local farmer’s market.
Use Seasonal Ingredients
Take advantage of Colorado’s amazing Palisade peaches with this Chilled Peach Soup with Fresh Goat Cheese. This fruity recipe calls for fruit marinating, a variety of fresh ingredients, and a bit of pureeing in the kitchen. The work, however, is so worth it!
Use up your summer fruits and herbs by making this Chilled Watermelon Soup. Ingredients include the seasonal freshness of mint, lemon, and ginger, with feta cheese to add savory flavor. The best part? You can use a sweet wine such as Riesling both in and paired with the soup!
Can anyone get enough fresh tomatoes? That is probably not possible, so consider Food & Wine’s Smoky Salmorejo Soup recipe. Smoked olive oil will add a distinct meatiness to this vegetarian dish, which can be ready in under 30 minutes.
Do a Little Something Different
Change up the traditional chilled soup by trying this Golden Gazpacho which adds yellow squash, yellow bell pepper, and carrot juice for a segue from summer to fall. Better yet, this recipe is easy; dinner goes straight from “the blender to the bowl.”
This cold Avocado Soup is as easy as it is sophisticated and can be dressed up with fresh radish garnishes and crispy toasts. Pair it with sangria or rose to keep up the late summer culinary vibe.
Grab one of Colorado’s famous Rocky Ford cantaloupes for this Chilled Cantaloupe Soup. The recipe uses a variety of fresh citrus juices to cut the sweetness of the melon. Consider serving this dish in its fruity husk—fewer dishes!
We hope you stay cool with these flavorful chilled summer soups. Would you rather sit back, enjoy a tasty beverage, and let someone else prepare the food? If so, check out these winery tours in Colorado.
Terrain residents regularly enjoy good food, wine, and fun social events and options living in historic Castle Rock. The summer season continues at Terrain: play golf on an award-winning course, check out the many trails and open spaces for hiking and mountain biking, or stop by and see what is going on at the community center clubhouse.