Even the simplest soup requires skill, especially if you're improvising, and occasionally the result is simply too watery.
If that has ever happened to you, continue reading for a way to thicken soup at any cooking (or non-cooking) stage.
Your summer soup will be transformed into a substantial, properly seasoned refresher thanks to the stale or dried-out bread that takes center stage in the salad.
In fact, Epicurious describes bread as "the secret to thicker, heartier soups," noting that "old and stale bread" is a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine.
Using bread to thicken soups is a simple method to add texture and bulk. It transforms a bowl of soup into a whole meal.
You can do this by putting a piece of bread in the bottom of each bowl before serving, by stirring in breadcrumbs just before dishing.
Adding breadcrumbs or bread bits to your blender when preparing a cold soup yields comparable effects.