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                             FRESH TOMATO SOUP
 
 Recipe By     : BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE -- SEPTEMBER 1996
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews                    Tomatoes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      medium        tomatoes, peeled and quartered, or one can -- (14
 1/2-oz.)--
                         --tomatoes, cut up
    1 1/2  cups          water
      1/2  cup           chopped onion, -- (1 med.)
      1/2  cup           chopped celery, -- (1 stalk)
      1/2                of a 6-oz can (1/3 cup) tomato paste
    2      tablespoons   snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
    2      teaspoons     instant chicken bouillon granules
    2      teaspoons     lime or lemon juice
    1      teaspoon      sugar
                         few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
                         snipped fresh cilantro or parsley, -- (optional)
 
 If desired, seed tomatoes.  In a large saucepan combine fresh or
 undrained canned tomatoes, water, onion, celery, tomato paste, the 2
 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, bouillon granules, lime juice or lemon
 juice, sugar, and hot pepper sauce.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat. 
 Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or till celery and onion are very
 tender.  Cool slightly.  Place half tomato mixture into a blender
 container or a food processor bowl.  Cover and blend or process till
 smooth.  Repeat with remaining mixture.  Return all to pan; heat through
 or serve chilled.  Garnish each serving with additional  cilantro or
 parsley, if desired.  Makes 4 side-dish servings.  
 
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 NOTES : If desired, seed tomatoes.  In a large saucepan combine fresh or
 undrained canned tomatoes, water, onion, celery, tomato paste, the 2
 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, bouillon granules;es, lime juice or
 lemon juice, sugar, and hot pepper sauce.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or till celery and onion are very
 tender.  Cool slightly.  Place half tomato mixture into a blender
 container or a food processor bowl.  Cover and blend or process till
 smooth.  Repeat with remaining mixture.  Return all to pan; heat through
 or serve chilled.  Garnish each serving with additional  cilantro or
 parsley, if desired.  Makes 4 side-dish servings.