Top 6 Cold Spanish Soups

Top Spanish Soups for Summer

Most regions of Spain are hot and dry during the summer. People like to eat lighter foods and cold soups are a good way to cool off. Below is a list of some great cold Spanish soups, which are perfect for summer dinner parties, potlucks, picnics and BBQs. They are all simple and quick to make, too!

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    Sopa de Ajo Blanco - White Garlic Soup
    Sopa de Ajo Blanco - White Garlic Soup. (c) 2008 Lisa Sierra
    Cold white garlic soup or "sopa de ajo blanco" is zesty, but very refreshing. In fact, garlic lovers would probably vote for this soup hands down over many others. It is easy, quick and healthy. Although very creamy, it contains no dairy! Almonds give this soup its creamy white texture and color.
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    Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup
    Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup. (c) 2006 Lisa Sierra Licensed to Inc.
    "Gazpacho" is cool, refreshing and flavorful start to a meal on a hot summer day. This soup is eaten often in Andalusia, in southern Spain where it is hot and dry all summer long. Serve in a soup bowl or in a glass.
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    Salmorejo Cordobes – Cordoba Cold Tomato Soup (c)
    Salmorejo Cordobes – Cordoba Cold Tomato Soup. Lisa Sierra (c) 2010 Licensed to Inc.

    Salmorejo is a cold, creamy tomato soup, originating in Córdoba, Spain and is Gazpacho's "cousin." Made with tomatoes, bread, oil, garlic and vinegar, it is a beautiful deep pink-orange, summer soup that is sure to refresh you. Garnish with diced Spanish Serrano ham and hard-boiled eggs.