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08/14/2012 01:28 pm ET Updated May 30, 2017

26 Cold Soup Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Soup tends to get ignored in the summertime, and for good reason. We certainly never feel like tucking into bowl of stew in 90-degree weather. Usually, other than the occasional gazpacho or vichyssoise on the menu, we forget about summer soups altogether. Not today, guys.

We are aware that some people are weirded out by cold soup, but this is keeping them from delicious possibilities. We make gazpachos all summer long -- white gazpacho, watermelon gazpacho, green gazpacho, etc. The classic vichyssoise holds a very serious place in our hearts.

But that is just the beginning of cold summer soup recipe ideas. We love to keep things raw most of the time (only needing a blender really keeps the heat down in the kitchen) and we use everything from avocado to yogurt as thickening agents. We've pulled together 31 of our favorite cold soup recipes, from completely savory to intensely sweet, and everything in between.

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