Cool Soups

Don't miss these refreshing treats on summer days.
Andria Scott Hurst

Chilled Cucumber Soup
Chilled Strawberry Soup
Lightened Chilled Strawberry Soup
Tropical Fruit Medley
Cantaloupe Soup

They are soothing, pretty, and easy on the palate. Make any of these soups up to three days ahead to keep on hand. Chilled Cucumber and Cantaloupe Soups work best as first courses. Chilled Strawberry Soup and Tropical Fruit Medley are terrific not-too-sweet dessert choices. Serve in an assortment of glasses or teacups the next time you entertain.

"Cool Soups" is from the August 2007 issue of Southern Living.