phenomenal. i made this on a sunday afternoon with some tomatoes that failed the canning process. little orange and red and yellow heirlooms, no skin and heated in water for 45 minutes. i used the juice in the quart instead of plain water. it was fantastic. i recommend playing around with the vegetables at the end, i added purple, yellow and orange carrots with green pepper. (eat a rainbow!)
overall, spiciness was spot on as-written, the thick and creamy base was a perfect complement to the bit of crunch. i served with a warm potato and tuna salad. i will make a double batch next time!