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Jun 8, 2014 03:17 PM

summer vegetable soups

just made my last batch of butternut squash soup until fall... looking for tasty ideas using summer veggies. I have a thai carrot ginger I think I'll make next week, and just found a zuchinni garlic that looks good. I'm in a pureed soup kind of mood... but the real requirement is that it be non-dairy all veggie.
this is the zuchinni garlic...

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  1. Given your restrictions, I suggest you ask this on the Vegetarian & Vegan Board.

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    1. re: greygarious

      There are non veg*ns who also eat and make great veg*n foods..... And they don't ever read the VnV board.

      1. re: greygarious

        Maybe ask it there also but this is a general cooking board not an omnivore's board and has a much wider readership.

      2. I like cauliflower roasted and puréed with coconut milk.
        Cumin is nice.
        Beets make a nice cold borscht.
        Broccoli and onions are nice together.

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        1. re: magiesmom

          I love the idea of the cauliflower-coconut soup!

        2. this is quite good-might be too "winter" for you

          Is fruit ok? I love this melon soup- very nice as a starter for brunch

          How about a chick pea one? I made this once-loved it! but my husband not so much

          This broccoli soup I bookmarked after a friend served it at a party. You could skip the parm garnish. Also the wholeliving site is really good.

          1. Maybe an authentic gazpacho with the bread blended in and the whole works?

            Another cold blender soup that's nice is avocado, cucumber, scallion, a little garlic, lime juice and whatever greens you have on hand.

            Cream of asparagus made with almond milk

            Red lentil with cardamom, ginger, tomato, leeks and chard.

            Tortilla soup with crumbled grilled tempeh, corn and kale

            Lightly simmered baby bok choy, shiitake, scallion, miso and tofu

            Even though it's not that summery - wild rice soup with fresh dill, black pepper, pearl onions, and whatever's green and looks good at the farmer's market.

            1. These are a few i have really liked, esp the tomato avocado one at the end

              And this one is like an amazing hummus-y soup, just omit the feta garnish

              And i've always preferred this carrot miso one served cold

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              1. re: Ttrockwood

                I like albondigas soup made with chicken broth and veggies like corn and zucchini. Pozole with hominy and made with dried red chilies is also good.
                I use broth in a box a lot but for soup homemade stock is much better and not that hard.

                1. re: Ttrockwood

                  That chickpea-tahini soup looks delicious! That's on the make-soon list.

                  1. re: kitchengardengal

                    I really love it, and unlike some summer soups its also quite hearty and filling.