Farmer’s Market Healthy Chilled Soup Recipes

Jul 2018

Vichyssoise.  The first time I had a healthy chilled soup, my third grade vocabulary bastardized the pronunciation. My ever so proper grandmother corrected me by rounding her lips and whispering  a drawn out Alison it’s viiishy swaaaa. In the sweltering August heat, we were on our annual trek into Manhattan to buy my winter coat at Bonwit Tellers.

Healthy chilled summer soups

I was much more interested in twirling on the stools at the counter, spinning like a top, than in eating something I thought tasted like wall paper paste. Although I downed most of the bowl, it still tasted like wall paper paste when it came back up shortly thereafter amongst the coats in the very posh children’s department much to the horror of grandmother and the doting sales person. Lesson learned; healthy chilled soups and spinning seats don’t mix with lunch at any age.

Bonwit Teller vintage ad

My second memory isn’t much better. Babysitting in my teen years, I always found something sugary and delicious in the fridge of my favorite employer. In the darkened kitchen, I snuck a big spoon into the bowl of what I thought for sure was sweet, chocolate and sinful. Cold, spicy gazpacho is hardly what I was expecting and I spit the contents into the sink. Not looking good for my healthy, cold soup romance!

Fast forward and nowadays, I can’t think of a dish I love more in the summertime than a bowl of flavorful, healthy chilled soup. A walk around any farmers market in the country is enough to inspire even the biggest carnivores in the universe!. All those plump, ripe vegetables are just dying to be made into easy meals.

Chef Annie Mahle in her kitchen aboard the J&E Riggin

Last year I had an amazing eco-tourism schooner experience in Maine aboard the J&E Riggin and along with all the spectacular food, one of my favorite takeaways from Chef and co-captain Annie Mahle’s cookbook was a delicious summer pea soup.

From around the web is a selection of favorites in every color of the rainbow.

A Roundup of Healthy Chilled Soup Recipes

healthy chilled soups for summer

Watermelon Gazpachoby Coley Cooks

Zucchini Basil Soupby Love And Lemon

Healthy summer soups sweet corn and sweet pea

Chilled Vegan Sweet Corn and Cauliflower Bisqueby Blissful Basil

Summer Pea Soupby Simply Recipes

Persian Style Cucumber Yogurt Soupby Gourmande In The Kitchen

Ginger Turmeric Spiced Carrot Soupby Gourmande In The Kitchen

Healthy chilled soups cherry and melon

Chilled Cherry Fennel Soupby Running To The Kitchen

Mango Melon Soupby Running To The Kitchen

Healthy chilled soups visalia onion and cherry tomato

Chilled Vidalia Onion Soupby Garlic And Zest

Chilled Cherry Tomato Soupby She Likes Food

Now that your Meatless Monday is covered, let me know which soup would be your first choice in the comments.

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  1. So many wonderful recipes! Love the sound of the mango, Persian and the ginger/carrot soups, but which to try first?!

  2. Lucy says:

    I love soup in winter but I never really think about making cold soups in the summer – some very tasty looking ideas here though so I will have to give it a try.

    • alison says:

      Cold soups are my favorite Lucy. The combinations are endless and a great way to use all that goodness coming into the farmer’s markets right now.

  3. Kemkem says:

    I want a bowl of each one, especially the sweet corn and cauliflower! Yummy :-). Pinned so l can refer back!

    • alison says:

      Let me know how you make out Kemkem. I just added sweet corn to my usual gazpacho recipe and it was a lovely addition. I like corn in just about anything!

  4. Thanks for sharing these chilled soup recipes with items gathered at the farmer’s market. We always enjoy market season in Kansas City, even if it is too short.

    • alison says:

      You’re right about the summer season being too short. Wasn’t June 1st yesterday!? I am trying to get to the farmer’s market every week when I’m here this summer. I always buy too much and these soup recipes some in handy!

  5. Anita says:

    Beautiful summer soups! Thank you so much for sharing these ideas, which I am keen to try…summer pea soup and chilled cherry fennel definitely got my attention!

    • alison says:

      Anita you have such a sophisticated palate! I’m not surprised you picked out the most unusual sounding combination. Let me know how you like it!

  6. What a lovely collection of soups! I love soup. Want to try the watermelon gazpacho.

  7. What a wonderful potpourri of chilled soups! Couldn’t tell which one I wanted to taste most.

  8. Pinning and coming up with my grocery list. It’s time I expand beyond my weekly batch of classic gazpacho!

  9. Oohhh… this post is for me! I love soup! I will be trying a few of these very soon. And with the summer heat, the chilled soups sound even better.