Beyond Gazpacho — Summer Soups

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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.

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