Chilled Soups

Summer ChillWe’ve been having a heatwave here in Switzerland, with nearly every day well above 30°C for the past couple weeks; cooking is the last thing I want to do, let alone eating a hot meal.  Enter: Chilled soups!  They are versatile, can be a side dish if we decide to grill meats, and can be served with nothing more than bread or crackers if that’s all we want.

One of my most favourite soups to eat, chilled or hot, is my North African Spiced Carrot Soup, but I’ve been trying out others found around Pinterest; so I thought I’d share a few links with you.  If you’re like me, and you hate flashy ads and pop-ups, most of these sites can be neutralized by Firefox by clicking the “page” symbol found to the right of the web address – just sayin’.  So without further ado, here’s a short line-up to whet your appetites!

Quick and Easy Gazpacho – with tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers & onion – delicious!

Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup – This is an amazing combo of yogurt, fresh herbs (mint, dill and chives – all of which you could use from a dried form [hint: for dried mint, open a tea bag!], and raisins. Only 2 unusual ingredients, though both are optional.

Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup – This is a variation of my soup above, with lentils & a dash of cinnamon!

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Yogurt & Coriander – With a few ideas for optional additions, this recipe is based on Greek yogurt and cucumbers, with a jalepeno for a bit of a kick (optional!).

Cool and Creamy Beet Borscht – Beets give this soup an amazing colour, while lemon juice and green onions give it a juicy tang to make your mouth water.

To find more, you can check out my Pinterest board for Chilled Soups.

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