Tomato soup is easy to make in theory, but between the slicing and dicing and simmering, it can feel like a whole lot of effort for something we could just get it from a can. There is a solution when you’re feeling like cooking homemade tomato soup…but also being little lazy.
What you need? A high-powered blender, 10 whole peeled tomatoes, ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, ½ of a small onion, 1 slice of white bread, 1 cup of water and herbs of choice (might we suggest a pinch of oregano?).
How to make it? Throw all of the ingredients into the blender and set it to a low speed. For about 4 to 6 minutes, slowly increase the speed until it reaches the maximum. Continue blending until the soup is completely smooth and steamy. (Yes, it actually cooks it.) Season to taste and slurp away.
At the end? The bread and olive oil break down to give the soup a creamy texture, while the friction between the blender and the ingredients generates enough heat to warm the soup. It’s sort of like rubbing two sticks together to create a fire.