In 90-degree weather, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and make a five-course meal.
In 90-degree weather, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and make a five-course meal. And I get it, there's only so many things you can make without an oven — salads, sandwiches, dips, chips, tomato eggplant stacks
, etc. — but don't discount soups just because they are typically served hot. Cold soups are not only delicious during the Summer months, but they also are quick and easy to make, are often filled with fresh, ripe, seasonal vegetables and fruits, are low in calories, and are packed with nutritional goodness.
Similarly to salads, you can get pretty innovative with your soup recipes, too. Need to use up the other half of that watermelon? Try making some watermelon gazpacho. Got some leftover spinach? Whip up some spinach gazpacho.
Keep reading for more cold soup inspiration.