When the weather gets too warm to bear it’s time to bust out these chilled soup recipes. They are just the thing to use up those odds and ends in the kitchen - stale bread, leftover veggies and fruit, and herbs. As you’ll be able to taste for yourself, these chilled soup recipes are utterly delicious and worth making all summer long.
AJO BLANCO SOUP
This spectacular Spanish soup turns stale bread, garlic and almonds into a creamy chilled soup infused with sherry and extra-virgin olive oil. It's traditionally served with green grapes.
CHILLED CUCUMBER SOUP
Yogurt and cucumber make a killer combination in this refreshing soup thickened with bread and garnished with chopped red bell peppers and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Here's a vibrant alternative to classic gazpacho made with watermelon instead of tomatoes. The soup also contains yellow bell pepper, cucumbers, a touch of basil and white wine.
This easy chilled soup recipe will show you how to make traditional Spanish gazpacho with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and garlic.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.