1. Candied bacon
Cook sugar-rubbed bacon until glazed, then serve as a strip alongside a bowl of soup.
2. Crab salad
Toss crab with diced avocado, lime and jalapeño for an elegant riff on guacamole, then spoon a little on top of tomato soup.
3. Herb croutons
Toss sourdough cubes with butter, cooked garlic and herbs for croutons that are way better than boxed.
4. Toasted almonds
To add a little crunch to an otherwise creamy tomato soup, top it simply, with nothing more than toasted almonds.