13 Bright and Flavorful Summer Soups

Soups have a bad-rap for only being associated with winter – but summer is a great time for soups too! Light, healthy, bright and bursting with flavor, these summer soups are recipes you’re definitely going to want to pinch for later.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

“This soup is essentially a take on a chicken noodle soup using orzo as the ‘noodle’ and it emphasizes brightness by the use of lemon juice and zest along with plenty of fresh parsley.” – Kevin

Summer Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

“Creamy chowder loaded with fresh corn and zucchini is the best summer food! This lightened up chowder is made with fresh corn from the cob, no flour, and half and half.” – Katya

Summer Minestorne Soup

“Summer Minestrone Soup loaded with squash, and kale! Healthy and nutritious with tips to pull of broth flavorful just like Italian restaurants!” – Savita

Southwest Chicken Detox Soup

“It’s a lean healthy chicken and vegetable soup with several detoxifying ingredients to help flush toxins from your body and boost your metabolism. It is meant to be eaten for several days in a row to get your system back on track.” – Sommer

Spicy Summer Corn Soup (Dairy Free)

“This healthy, flavorful soup is bursting with sweetness from fresh summer sweet corn. And it only takes 30 minutes!” – Jenn

Watermelon Gazpacho

“Refreshing and light watermelon gazpacho is a perfect vegan and raw summer soup. This easy recipe only takes 15 minutes to make!” – Elena

Zucchini Summer Soup

“This Zucchini Summer Soup is a very flavorful super easy recipe to make. You can add any seasonal veggies and you will end up with a delicious meal!” – Olivia

Easy Cold Strawberry Soup

“Eat healthy with this easy Strawberry Soup! This simple Summer time meal recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish!” – Pamela

Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup

“Here’s my version of a delicious and comforting Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup. Loaded with tons of veggies and chicken this soup is perfect for summer and a perfect use of all those summer vegetables.” – Joanna

Coconut Curry Summer Squash Soup

“Coconut Curry Summer Squash Soup is a silky smooth soup with warm, curry flavor. It’s an exciting, new way to use that summer squash, and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, too!” – Marcie

Summer Vegetable Soup

“During the summer months, all of the vegetables in this soup can (and should!) be found fresh. Tomatoes, squash, and corn will be at their peak, and their fresh flavors will really shine through in this dish.” – Del

Cucumber Soup

“If you are looking for a quick, easy and super refreshing meal idea for a crazy hot and humid summer day, look no further. It doesn’t get any better than this, I tell you!” – Sonia

15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil

“Luckily, with some ripe produce and a blender or food processor, you can whip up this equally tasty 15-minute gazpacho recipe—no heat (or effort) required.” – Erin