Chilled is the word...and you will be too when you work out that you can make these stunning soups in advance. The perfect way to start a summer dinner party, we reckon.
It may sound unusual, but you really must try this cooling, summery almond soup - a Spanish classic and just the thing for lunch on a balmy day.
Unlike the classic gazpacho, this version includes the lovely aniseed flavours of fennel for a really Mediterranean touch. We know you'll love it and, if the weather is less than summery, it can also be served warm.
Shelled peas enjoy a brief season in the summer and if you've run out of other ways to use them, try this wonderful summery soup with lettuce, which can be served hot or cold, depending on the weather.
Creamy and full of spring goodness, this easy, fresh-tasting soup is destined to feature in your regular repertoire after just one tasting.
Although leeks are the traditional ingredient in a vichyssoise, the inclusion of lemon grass instead gives the soup a wonderful citrusy oriental flavour that really lends itself to serving chilled.
Low-fat and lovely, this hot-weather soup will become a regular in your repertoire, especially if your garden is overflowing with home-grown produce…
A chilled soup goes down just as well in winter as it does in the summer
Soup may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you're deciding what to do with a glut of summer courgettes, but they do produce the lightest soup imaginable - and the watercress pesto adds the final flourish.
A brilliant soup that probably includes your five a day in one bowl! Serve it warm or chilled depending on the weather.
This deliciously light and subtle soup is incredibly easy and quick to make. However it does need some fresh British cucumbers and not the rather tasteless imported ones.
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