Looking for summer soup recipes? Want the best gazpacho to serve at your dinner party? We’ve found the best summer-inspired soups that are perfect for an al fresco lunch or dinner party starter. Check out our recipes below, and then take a look at our healthy soup recipes.
Summer soup recipes
This nutritious green bowl of spinach, sugar snap peas and cavolo nero, with cheesy dumplings for a touch of indulgence, makes for a vibrant summertime lunch.
Make a batch of pea and mint soup, mixed with ricotta, lemon and single cream, for a light and summery starter to serve at your next dinner party.
A perfect summertime starter, check out this creamy chilled soup with aromatic dill and subtle tasting cucumbers.
This summery tomato and red pepper soup makes a brilliant al freso lunch or dinner party starter, proving soup isn’t just for winter.
Luu Meng, head chef of Malis restaurant in Phnom Penh, shares his version of samlor prahal, an aromatic Cambodian soup featuring shrimp, fish and fresh herbs. If you can’t get hold of coconut blossom, then tinned banana blossom will work well in its place.
This Mexican-inspired vegan soup with charred sweetcorn offers bright summery flavours and plenty of kick due to the punchy ancho chillies.
This electric green gazpacho, made with punchy jalapeños, crispy prosciutto and creamy burrata, is sure to draw in the crowds at your next dinner party.
Tuck into a colourful bowl of shredded veg miso soup, topped with quinoa and kale, for a lunch that’s both light and healthy.
This soothing soup is a riot of all things green and fresh, mixing courgette with fresh mint and lemon zest. Best served with a dollop of crème fraîche on top.
Brixton restaurant Caribe’s recipe for wata – a light fish soup – is flavoured with earthy green seasoning, fiery scotch bonnet and zingy ginger.
Popular in Macedonia during the hot summer months, this chilled cucumber soup is as refreshing as it is tart, featuring wonderful creamy and zesty flavours.
This classic cold soup, featuring cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base, makes a refreshing light summer meal or starter.
This light and summery veg soup, packed with peas, courgette, green beans and fresh herbs, is an easy and quick soup to rustle up for lunch.
This quick and easy soup takes inspiration from punchy Vietnamese flavours like lemongrass, ginger and mint, as well as being packed with bright greens and quinoa for goodness.
Check out this red Thai curry noodle recipe for a soup packed full of delicious Thai flavours that’s ready in just 20 minutes.
Make a bowl of watercress soup, made with cashew cream as a vegan alternative to dairy creams, for a healthy green soup to enjoy out in the sun.
Let green peas shine in this vibrant cider and mint soup, topped with crispy bacon croutons for a crunchy, salty kick.
This sweet melon gazpacho, topped with crispy parma ham for a salty kick, is the perfect light summer soup to enjoy outdoors.
This simple assortment of peas, spinach, potato and creme fraîche is easy to assemble yet offers impressive results, perfect for a starter without any of the fuss.