*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                          Mexican Tomato Lime Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:15
 Categories    : Mexican                          Soups, Stews & Chilis
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      cloves        garlic -- pressed
    2      teaspoons     ground cumin
    1      tablespoon    vegetable oil
   46      ounces        tomato juice
    2      cups          chopped fresh tomatoes
      1/4  cup           lime juice
    3      tablespoons   chopped fresh cilantro
                         Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce -- to taste
    2      cups          baked tortilla chips -- coarsely crushed
 
 In a soup pot on low heat, saute the garlic and cumin in the oil for a
 minute.  Be careful not to brown the garlic.  Stir in the tomato juice,
 fresh tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro.  Bring to a simmer and continue
 to cook for several minutes.  Add Tabasco to taste.
 
 Place the tortilla chips in large, shallow soup bowls, and ladle the soup
 over them.
 
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 NOTES : This soup is also delicious chilled.  Saute the garlic and cumin as
 described.  Add the tomato juice, tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro and
 Tabasco, and refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours or until ready to serve.
 Omit the tortilla chips and top with cubes of fresh avocado.
 
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