*If using a regular blender, blend soup in two or three batches, depending on how much your blender holds. The blender should not be more than about half full before starting the blender. You may need to cool the soup mixture more than 10 minutes if your blender isn’t able to blend hot mixtures. NOTE: I don’t count olive oil, salt, or pepper in the ingredient count since these are pantry items that everyone should have in their kitchen.