Bowl of courgette soup topped with basil leaves, with crackers

Summer soup recipes

These light soups make for a perfect summer lunch. Our selection includes vegan and gluten-free options such as gazpacho, pho, ramen and vegetable soup.

27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This super-healthy vegetarian soup is low in calories and full of flavour. It's packed with three of your 5-a-day, plus folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We love the contrast of flavours, textures and temperatures in this gazpacho served with runner bean tempura and pickled coriander seeds. A fabulous starter

40 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
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9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This chicken and noodle soup will feed two young children. For adults, or if your kids are older, use a pack of noodles each, extra stock and a whole egg

15 mins
Easy
55 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A super-green and super-tasty vegetable soup with a few simple ingredients, including spinach and shallots

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair up an epic combination of tomato soup and a cheese toastie to make this flavour-packed meal in just 25 minutes. It makes a comforting supper or starter

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this three bean minestrone soup as a healthy lunch or supper. Full of protein, it will keep you going through the day and contains 3 of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our comforting bowlful of chicken noodle soup with warming Vietnamese spices. This easy 'pho ga' recipe makes an ideal low-fat supper for a crowd

45 mins
Easy
23 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Treat as a healthy lunch or vegetarian starter, this simple and refreshing vibrant green soup is low in calories and features three of your five-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make our easy vegan noodle soup for a warming midweek meal. This low-calorie recipe can be spiced up according to taste with a side serving of sriracha

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
132 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cook up a batch of fresh, low-calorie celery soup for a healthy and filling veggie lunch or supper. Serve with chunks of crusty bread

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this minestrone soup with pancetta, macaroni, fennel and peas for a hearty lunch or easy midweek dinner. Serve with pesto and crusty bread

45 mins
Easy
21 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A cross between a soup and a stew, this healthy French dish is packed with vegetables and beans - perfect as a light lunch. If making ahead it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook an exotic yet easy chicken noodle soup and liven it up with a spicy peanut sauce – ideal for busy weekdays. It's low-calorie, with two of your 5-a-day

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This Andalucian chilled soup is a refreshing Spanish classic - ready in 15 minutes, no cooking required

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this dazzling take on the classic chilled Spanish soup - this version is made with green veg, herbs and yogurt. Add edible flower ice cubes for extra special presentation

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
63 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Batch cook a vegetable soup when you have a seasonal bounty and you'll always have a healthy meal in the freezer

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this healthy, vibrant, veggie blend cold as a Spanish-style gazpacho or hot as a comforting supper

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Lovage has a delicate celery-like flavour, but if you can't find it, substitute with mint. This soup is lovely either hot or chilled on a summer day

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A healthy summer soup - based on an Italian classic and packed with greens, it's a good source of fibre and vitamin C

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This chilled, no-cook dish makes a refreshing starter

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

A delicious and superhealthy summer dish

15 mins
Easy
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This refreshing, high-fibre summer soup takes only 10 minutes to prepare

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Reduced-fat coconut milk gives a lovely creaminess to this soup, but keeps it light

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
131 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Creamy tomato soup is the stuff of childhood, and it's easy to make yourself. Emma Lewis shows you how

30 mins
Easy
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