photo: Tomato Soup with Ciabatta

Tomato Soup with Ciabatta

I continue sharing classical recipes of Italian cuisine. It is time to make a little strange tomato soup. You can adjust consistency at the stage of adding water (more added – more liquid soup turned out). It is very tasty, hearty and tomato-tomato soup, of course it is better to cook it with the freshest and real tomatoes.


  • Olive oil
    30 ml
  • Ciabatta
    1 pcs
  • Cherry tomatoes
    400 g
  • Tomato juice
    400 ml
  • Basil
    1 pcs
  • Garlic
    3 clove


  • 1. Chop the basil finely. It is important to remember that if you love other herbs or do not like basil – well, you can change it to your taste. Also cut 2-3 tomatoes and cloves of garlic finely. Cut the remaining tomatoes into halves or quarters, depending on the size.
  • 2. Put the saucepan on fire, pour in olive oil. Warm up and then add garlic, fry for just a minute, at this time it gives the fragrance to the butter. Add the chopped vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.
  • 3. While the vegetables are stewing, cut the ciabatta for medium pieces. Ciabatta, by the way, is a classic Italian white bread, it is called "carpet slippers". A special feature of this bread is a crisp and pulp with a large, unevenly distributed porosity. If you do not find such bread – use any white, slightly dried bread.
  • 4. So, when the vegetables are stifled, add tomatoes from the cans – obviously they should be without peels, if sliced – even better. Pour boiling water into an empty jar and put it to a saucepan as well. Here you can salt and pepper.
  • 5. Stirring, bring to a boil, add ciabatta and pour with olive oil. Reduce the heat and give all this mixture to stand on the stove for 10-15 minutes. As soon as the consistency becomes more or less homogeneous, turn it off and give it to the guests.
  • 6. Once again I will say that the soup gets an interesting consistency – a dense puree. You can dilute it with boiled water to get something similar to the usual soup, but it seemed to me that Italians planned it exactly this way. Bon Appetite!