Fast & Easy Dinner: Bread and Tomato Soup

Fast & Easy Dinner: Bread and Tomato Soup


As much as I love complex cooking techniques and innovative recipes, sometimes I crave a pure, simple, delicious meal. A dish with no frills or exotic ingredients. A dish like this comforting bread and tomato soup.

Garlic and fresh basil act as awarding-winning supporters to the lush, sweet tomatoes. For a real treat, serve with a grilled cheese sandwich. To learn how to make this uncomplicated soup, read more.

Bread and Tomato Soup

Bread and Tomato Soup

Bread and Tomato Soup

Ingredients

1 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
6 cups day-old white bread, without crusts, torn into small pieces
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, pureed with their juice
4 cups vegetable stock (or water)
3 to 4 basil leaves, torn into small pieces
Kosher salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan over low heat.
  2. Sauté the garlic until just fragrant, then add the bread, stirring until all the oil is absorbed and the bread is toasted.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock, basil, and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer until the bread breaks down, about 20 minutes. Remove the garlic and serve.

Serves 6.

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