You can love soups or not, but we all know how many benefits this dish has. Soups help to keep us healthy and to lose weight as well. It’s a perfect dish for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. A tasty plate of soup can warm you up in winter, but it’s hard to cook this dish in summer, because you just don’t want it during these hot summer days. Now let’s take a look at the ten best recipes for summer soups that can cool you down!
1. Tomato and Orange Soup
Tomatoes have a lot of benefits you may not know about. They are a great source of vitamins A, C and folic acid. Also tomatoes contain a lot of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. These vegetables are really cheap in summer, so try to add tomatoes to more dishes you cook. For this healthy soup you need:
– 1/2 diced onion
– 2 pounds of ripe tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
– 1 cup fresh orange juice
– basil leaves
– garlic to taste
Cooking is simple. Put all ingredients in a blender, when you get the perfect silky smooth texture, put the mixture into a pot and cook it for 15-20 minutes. Your soup is ready! Serve cold.
2. Ginger and Carrot Soup
Carrots improve vision, slow down aging, protect teeth and promote healthier skin. Ginger can be add not only in your tea but in your plate of soup as well. So what ingredients do you need?
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– a piece of ginger, peeled, finely chopped
– 5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped
– 1 garlic, finely chopped
– olive oil
– sour cream for serving
Heat the oil and put in the onion, garlic and ginger. When onion is soft – you can add carrots, olive oil and 2-3 cups of water. Cook it for 30 minutes. After this you can make the soup smoother using a blender. Add sour cream before serving this tasty cold soup.
8. Creamy Asparagus Soup
Asparagus is a source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. It is full of antioxidants. If you wanna be fit – try this soup.
– 3-4 peeled and diced potatoes
– 1/2 pound fresh asparagus
– 3-4 cups of water
– 1 small chopped onion
– 1 cup of fat-free milk
– 1 tablespoon butter
Bring the potatoes, water, asparagus and onions to a boil. Then add other ingredients and boil for 10 minutes. Chill it and serve.
9. Peach Soup with Goat Cheese
Goat cheese is one of the healthiest of cheeses you can eat. You’ll love it in this soup. Fruit soups are not for everyone but certainly are worth a try.
– 4-5 peeled and sliced peaches
– 1/2 cup cucumbers
– 1/4 cup dried apricots
– honey to taste
– 50 gr of goat cheese
– olive oil
– garlic to taste
Boil all ingredients in a pan and then chill the soup for at least 4 hours for a better taste.
10. White Gazpacho
If you have some old bread- it’s a great way to use it and make an excellent soup. Almonds are the main ingredient of this soup. So what do you need for this chilled soup?
– 6-8 slices of white bread
– 2-3 cups of water
– white wine vinegar ( 2-3 tablespoons)
– 50-70 gr of sliced almonds
– 1/2 peeled cucumber
Soak the bread in water for around 10 minutes. Then put all the ingredients in a pan, boil them for 25-30 minutes, chill and serve cold with almonds.
No matter what the season – spring, summer fall or winter you can always find a way to stay healthy and fit. Try something new and impress your friends and relatives. Don’t forget – it’s not that hard to eat on a budget, you just need to know about perfect recipes like these!