Bread helps thicken this lovely summer soup, and blanching the basil before puréeing helps its color stay fresh-looking.
Make Ahead Tips
The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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This is absolutely delicious! Great way to use the bounty of your garden, or the treasures from the latest trip to the farmer's market. I did not put the full 2 tsp. salt into the soup at first, as I was afraid it might become overly salty. Instead, I put in 1 tsp. at first, blended, tasted, then added additional salt-and in the end the 2 tsp. turned out to be right. Still, I would recommend putting in 1 tsp. at first, taste and adjust the salt to your own tastes. Great soup for a very hot summer day!
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