Three refreshing pairings with cold soups

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In addition to refreshing you on hot days, these delicious recipes take no more than five minutes and are full of flavor and nutrients.

Tomato and Strawberry Gazpacho

This reversion of gazpacho does not include cucumbers or peppers but strawberries. The result is a cold soup with very delicate flavors, slightly sweet and very fresh, thanks to the presence of basil. Ideal for enjoying on a sunny day with a glass of rosé or a white wine such as Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc.


Chop the tomatoes and strawberries and add them along with the garlic cloves, basil (to taste), vinegar, and olive oil to a food processor. Blend everything until you obtain a liquid texture, then strain to get a smoother texture. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. Garnish with alfalfa sprouts and croutons. Enjoy!

Cold cucumber and avocado soup

If you love cucumber, the extreme simplicity of this recipe will amaze you. Naturally creamy due to avocado (and not dairy), this elegant soup pairs very well with white wines such as Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. As a starter or main course, this soup goes well at any time of the day. 


Process all ingredients (except water) until a creamy mixture is obtained. Add water until desired consistency, process again, and adjust salt and pepper. Serve in a chilled bowl with toasted seeds for a little crunch and cilantro leaves.

Raw beet, watermelon, and mint soup

This recipe is ideal for taking advantage of the last summer fruits (such as juicy watermelon) and invigorating our palate and eyes with its dazzling pink color. It pairs perfectly with rosé wines or a pinot noir, thanks to the earthy touch of the beet.


Process all the ingredients (except the feta cheese) in a blender and then strain to filter out the fiber from the watermelon, beets, and ginger. If it is too thick, add water until the desired consistency is reached. Adjust the salt and pepper and serve with feta crumble to add acidity and texture.