I often make a zucchini, lemon and sage soup (blended with a slow immersion blender) that we eat at room temperature (or lukewarm) during the summer, sometimes with a good white bread (such as a baguette), either as a starter or as a side. It is a very simple soup but it is so pleasant in the summer. I am looking for ideas of recipes for "similar" soups.

The conditions are

  • Must be a soup to eat at room temperature (or lukewarm)
  • Light in taste. Pleasant for a hot summer day
  • Not too fat
  • No red meat
  • No shellfish / crustaceans (shrimp, crab, crayfish, lobster) (because I'm allergic to them)
  • Savoury. Not sweet
  • No fruit (tomato is considered as a fruit here, so no classic gazpacho)

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and if the produce can be found at the local farmers market, it is even better but please don't consider this as a requirement for posting your answer.

  • I make a nice borscht with chicken stock, beets, pureed, a couple teaspoons of lemon juice to get the pH right, and dollops of sour cream. You can add carrots onions potatoes as desired, or use a different stock. There are hundreds of recipes. But everyone knows about borscht, so it must be some other cold soup you're looking for. – Wayfaring Stranger Jul 24 '18 at 2:49
  • @WayfaringStranger I actually did not know about borscht. Thanks for pointing that to me. They look good but rather strong in taste (beetroot, cabbage, ...) but there seem to have quite a variety of borscht so that some might actually be a good match for my light taste, summer soup I am looking for. Maybe one of these cold borscht describe here could be a good fit. Please feel free to post it as an answer if you think it matches the list of conditions. – Remi.b Jul 24 '18 at 3:08
  • 4
    Recipe requests are off-topic @Remi.b – GdD Jul 24 '18 at 7:38

Roasted veg/squash soup is one of my goto summertime soups. I roast the veg on the grill and combine it in the blender with some stock made during the spring. Heat in cast iron on the grill side burner to keep the kitchen cooler.

| improve this answer | |

In Lithuania and Poland we eat what is called Chłodnik. A Chiller or Cooler in English.
It should be served in temp below room temperature. Usually below 14°C. It main ingredient t are beet roots.

  • 4 or 5 young, tender beets, with tops if possible
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and grated
  • 3 spoons of chive, chopped
  • 3 spoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 green onions (white and green parts), chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper
    And most important Buttermilk or Kefir or Yoghurt or Sour milk AND cream. Those ingredients should be added around 2-4 cups but depend on what you want to use and how much is enough for your taste.

Recipe is really easy. Cook the beets. You can boil them, cook them in the oven, what you like. When cooked grate them in the finest settting. Wait till cool down. Add salt, pepper, cucumbers, garlic, chosen dairy product and cream. You can also add a spoon of vinegar or lemon juice for extra sour punch. Put into refrigerator for 20 minutes.
When serving add chives, dill, onions and remaining cucumber for colour.
If somebody like they can add two halfs of boiled eggs.

| improve this answer | |

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.