7 No-Cook Summer Soups

Staff Writer
Beat the heat by leaving the stove off and making these soups at home
Avocado-Cucumber Soup
Golden Blossom Honey

This cool and creamy Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup takes just minutes to prepare.

The last thing anyone wants to do in the middle of a heat wave is to light a burner and start a fight between the stove and the air conditioner in the kitchen. But just because it's summer doesn't mean that you can't cook indoors.

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Chilled soups are a refreshing respite from the oppressive heat and are a great option to start a healthy dinner. Here, we rounded up seven easy recipes that take just minutes to prepare and won't make you break a sweat.

Highlights include a Cucumber and Buttermilk Soup that's garnished with chunks of cucumber and sourdough croutons for an interesting textural counterpoint to the smooth and velvety soup; a Chilled Pineapple Gazpacho for anyone looking to start dinner with a tropical twist; and a Watermelon Soup with Fresh Lobster that is perfect for company. For more recipes, be sure to check out the slideshow.

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Will Budiaman is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.