Soup in the summer? Why not! Here are 4 recipes that make the most of fresh veggies

  • Beet-Fennel-Ginger Soup on Wednesday May 25, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post Dispatch/TNS)

  • Sweet Pea Soup on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post Dispatch/TNS)

  • Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom soup. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post Dispatch/TNS)

  • Cream of Zucchini and Almond Soup on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post Dispatch/TNS)

  • A selection of summer soups. At top: Sweet Pea soup, middle row: Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom soup, left, and Cream of Zucchini and Almond soup, bottom: Beet-Fennel-Ginger soup. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post Dispatch/TNS)

When the produce at your local store, farmers market or your own garden is at its peak, it’s time to make fresh vegetables the star of your meal.