9 cool soups under 200 calories

Delicously cool, low-fat soups help beat the summer heat

Chilled Soup Recipes

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Delicious chilled soups

When things heat up outside, cool off with a low-fat soup full summer's freshest ingredients.

Click ahead for 9 cool creations, each with fewer than 200 calories per serving.

Spicy Indian Tomato Shorba

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Spicy Indian Tomato Shorba

In sizzling tropical summers, spicy foods have a paradoxically cooling effect. This aromatic soup is traditionally served hot, but we've chilled our version.

Make it a meal: Pair it with cold rotisserie chicken drizzled with oil and seasoned with salt and ground coriander, and add a few pieces of toasted naan for dipping.

Recipe: Spicy Indian Tomato Shorba

Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup

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Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup

This yogurt-based soup — similar to cacik — is seasoned with Aleppo pepper, a chile grown in Syria and Turkey that has a smoky note.

Make it a meal: Add falafel or baked pita chips.

Recipe: Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup

Mexican Tomatillo Avocado Soup

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Mexican Tomatillo Avocado Soup

This tart twist on Mexico's classic shrimp cocktail uses tomatillos in place of tomatoes.

Make it a meal: Serve skewers of chilled cooked shrimp along with a few thick tortillas.

Recipe: Mexican Tomatillo Avocado Soup

Chilled Corn Soup

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Chilled Corn Soup 

This creamy soup is all about really good corn. Just purée cooked corn, chill, and add a drizzle of basil oil.

Recipe: Chilled Corn Soup

Chilled Fruit Soup

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Chilled Fruit Soup

Soup for dessert? Why not.

Jane Shapton's cold puréed soup of cantaloupe and peaches, topped with raspberries, captures the flavors of the season. She serves it for brunch or as a after dinner treat in hollowed-out melon halves.

Recipe: Summer-Fruit Soup

 

 

Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque

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Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque

This cold soup requires zero time in the kitchen. Really.

The only cooking involved in this chilled corn soup takes place on the grill, which makes it perfect for summer.

Recipe:  Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque

Tiered tomato soup

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Tiered Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is almost as fun to look at as it is to eat. Avocados and a fresh cucumber garnish add the bright green touches.

Recipe: Tiered Tomato Soup

Golden Gazpacho

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Golden Gazpacho

Gazpacho takes on a new color with yellow bell peppers. Grapes, tomatoes, cucumber, and almonds add interesting crunch.

Recipe: Golden Gazpacho 

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