Homemade summer soups are satisfying and easy to prepare when you need a quick and virtuous light meal. They're also a great way to get your summer fruit or veg fix in one bowl or when you could use a little pick me up.
Served with some warm crunchy or homemade bread, soups can also turn into something quite special and a good solution for informal entertaining. If you fancy trying your hand making your own bread, try our easy bread recipes.
We have shared five warm and cold vegetarian homemade summer soups that would make an excellent addition to your Meatless Monday meal planning or anytime of the week. From the most straightforward of vegetable soups with a pesto twist, to spicing it up with banana and chili or trying something a bit different with a Greek soup and pistachio dumplings they should suit all summer days.
Light and tasty, this is a good option for capturing Japanese flavours in one nutritious bowl.
You'll be as cool as a cucumber when you indulge in this creamy cucumber soup made with plain yogurt, toasted pine nuts and pumpkin seeds for crunch. A satisfying cold soup to be enjoyed on the hottest of days.
Spice lovers will love sipping this banana chili soup. Made with vegetable stock and coconut milk, this vegetarian soup has a tropical vibe and would make the perfect first course for a summer soiree. It can be served warm or cold.
Potatoes, green beans, zucchini, carrots and tomatoes are cooked with pasta and topped with pesto. To make it even carb lighter reduce or omit the potatoes and pasta and add in more of your favourite seasonal veg.
Chili, tomato, ginger, yogurt and pistachios. this is a soup with something that packs a punch. The dumpling adds another element with a nutty crunch. Impress your friends with this more exotic soup.