How to Make It
Prep time: about 20 minutes
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Slice an "X" in the bottoms of the tomatoes, submerge them for 20 seconds, then immediately place in a bowl of ice-cold water. Slip off peel, then core and quarter tomatoes.
Soak bread in a small bowl of cold water for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the excess moisture.
Put all ingredients, except garnishes, in a large bowl and stir well. Working in batches, blend the mixture in a food processor or blender until almost smooth. Taste for seasoning.
Place garnishes in small bowls and serve.
How kids can help: Squeeze out bread; mix ingredients; arrange garnishes.
TIP: To give the veggie soup a creamy twist, top with a dollop of sour cream.