Beyond Gazpacho — Summer Soups

Related To:
Cold Summer Soup

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

For years I never understood the allure of gazpacho (I can hear the collective gasp), but tomatoes and I have an interesting relationship. I'll gladly eat them sliced with a bit of salt and a drizzle of olive oil all summer long. Cooked? No problem! I've never been a tomato juice person, though, and this is where gazpacho poses a problem. To my palate, it's just chunky tomato juice with some seasonings and spices.

My thoughts, or shall I say tastes, regarding gazpacho changed a couple of summers ago when I paired it with watermelon. The watermelon added just enough sweetness to balance out the acidity. You can find my recipe for Smoky Watermelon Gazpacho here.

Below are a few more hot weather-favorite soup recipes to add to your summer menus.

Next Up

Reinvented: Guacamole 5 Ways

Guacamole is definitely a top 10 crowd-pleaser, so we decided to mix it up and add four more ways to keep the party going.

Garden Fresh: Best 5 Homemade Salsas

Check out Food Network’s top five homemade salsa recipes and serve them as an appetizer with tortilla chips, atop grilled chicken or with tacos and more.

How to Enjoy a Summer Staycation at Home

Enjoy a vacation at home with the help of Food Network's The Kitchen. The co-hosts are sharing international recipes and how-tos for easy spa treatments.

Choppedsicles: 5 Outside-the-Basket Ice Pops

Food Network Kitchen developed some fun, summery flavors sort-of-inspired by Chopped baskets, working savory flavors in where we could.

Search of the Week: Fried Green Tomatoes

Get a few of Food Network's favorite recipes for fried green tomatoes, and learn how to use them all summer long.

Don’t Touch That Dial: No-Bake Summer Desserts

Take your pick of Food Network’s finest no-bake desserts that’ll keep your kitchen nice and cool.

Related Pages