It’s all too easy to resort to calling a few ice pops “dinner” — so you don’t have to heat up your home by turning on the oven or stove … and so you don’t have to do much more than walk over to your freezer. But you can keep things easy and cool (literally) with these cold soup recipes from some of our favorite bloggers. Plus, they pretty much just take the push of a button on your blender.
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Spicy Watermelon Strawberry Gazpacho
This soup has a balance of sweet (via watermelon and strawberries), spicy (by way of jalapeños) and savory (from a splash of balsamic vinegar). Better yet? This blender soup takes just 15 minutes to prepare.
Get the recipe: Spicy Watermelon Strawberry Gazpacho
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Cucumber Gazpacho with Yogurt, Cilantro and Coriander
This recipe from Feasting at Home calls for Greek yogurt, but if you want to try something a little different, try siggi’s Icelandic-style Skyr Yogurt. From there, the garnish options are nearly endless, although we’re partial to a mix of poached shrimp, lime zest and sour cream.
Get the recipe: Cucumber Gazpacho with Yogurt, Cilantro and Coriander
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Sweet Corn Gazpacho
Combine sweet corn, ripe tomatoes and yellow peppers – plus a few pantry staples – then top with fresh herbs and more corn and tomatoes to give a preview of the produce in the purée underneath.
Get the recipe: Sweet Corn Gazpacho
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Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
A vibrant lineup of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions and olives make this gazpacho recipe like a salad in spoonable form.
Get the recipe: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
Want a bonus pro tip? Put your serving bowl in the fridge while you prep your soup, then serve your soup in a chilled bowl. It’s the perfect way to keep things cool this summer.