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               Sopa de Lima (Tomato, Lime, and Tortilla Soup)
 
 Recipe By     : Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican                          Soups, Stews & Chilis
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           chopped onion
    4      cloves        garlic -- pressed
    1      tablespoon    vegetable oil
    2                    chiles -- minced
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      dried oregano
    3 1/2  cups          chopped fresh tomatoes
    3      cups          vegetable broth
      1/3  cup           fresh lime juice
                         salt -- to taste
 
 In a medium soup pot, saute the onions and garlic in the oil until the
 onions are translucent.  Add the chiles, cumin, and oregano, and saute for
 a few more minutes.  Add the chopped tomatoes and sprinkle with a little
 salt.  Cover the pot and cook gently until the tomatoes begin to release
 their juices.  Stir occasionally.  This will take longer with winter
 tomatoes than with summer ones.  Add the stock and simmer, covered, for
 about 15 minutes.  Add the lime juice and salt to taste.
 
 Sever topped with crumbled tortilla chips.  Garnish with finely chopped
 cilantro, if desired.
 
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