Most people think that soups are meant only for the winter season. They may be wrong. Well, soups can be in all seasons, but right ingredients have to be used while preparing the soup for different seasons.
When it’s too hot for a meat or a veggie salad, most people prefer to have a cold soup as it needs no effort of chewing or swallowing food in the scorching heat. There are a variety of cold recipes that are healthy and meant mostly for hot summers. When you add certain ingredients such as mint leaves or fruits, it makes your soup indeed very refreshing and soothing. Hence, choose the right ingredients and the best recipes to make your soup enjoyable and tasty not only in winters but in hot and sweaty summers too. In addition to soups for winter season, there are a variety of soup recipes that beats the summer heat. Some of the Best Recipes For Cold Soups are Listed Below.
Char grilled mango and yoghurt soup
- 200 grams of mangoes in raw form
- 150 grams of yoghurt (low-fat)
- 15 grams of whole ginger
- 15 grams of salt
- One lemon
- 30 ml of honey
- Chopped mint leaves for garnishing
How to prepare
The raw mango has to be thoroughly grilled and its skin should be peeled well. Allow them to cool down. Mix all the above ingredients, but mint leaves. The mixture should be strained using a sieve. Now add finely chopped mint leaves and refrigerate for about 45 minutes. And the soup can be served chilled.
Mint and melon soup
- 200 grams of mint leaves
- 60 grams of melon
- 80 grams of yoghurt
- 140 grams of cucumber
- One lemon
- 10 ml of rum
How to prepare
Remove the skin and seeds of melon and cucumber and chop them into small pieces. Also chop the mint leaves and add lemon to it. In a blender, add all ingredients until smooth and add seasonings as per taste. The last step is to garnish it with mint leaves and serve it cold.
Benefits of cold summer soups
Cold soups are ideal for beating the summer heat. The right combinations help in cooling your body and also with the right seasoning, it adds to the taste. These cold soups can be served along with some garlic bread and a salad. Cold soups, especially with yoghurt not only taste delicious, but also offer health benefits. Yoghurt is a good source of calcium that helps in keeping your bones in good condition. Also by using low fat yoghurt, you can be rest assured not to add too many calories in your diet. While preparing chilled soups for summer, you can combine fruits and vegetables to keep your stomach full. When you choose healthy options, the chances of unhealthy binging are minimal. You can avoid having chilled canned fruit juices which contain high amount of sugars and calories and choose these Healthy Soups instead, such as A Health Friendly Coriander And Carrot Soup and many such recipes.