This was delicious! I halved the recipe, I used a little squirt of sriracha hot sauce instead of tobasco, I used half and half instead of cream and I pureed a fresh tomato and added it in with the canned tomatoes. The only thing I did wrong was I used too much lemon juice, my lemon was small so I thought I could use all the juice from it but it made the soup a bit too tangy. I'll definitely make this again this Winter!
This was a really quick to make, cheap, easy soup for an excellent weeknight meal. I also cut the recipe in half for Dave and myself. Used a whole jar of Smokey Bacon BBQ salsa which gave the soup a lovely smokey flavour. Will be making again for sure.
Very nice! This was a delicious, creamy soup with lots of flavor. I cut the recipe in half (two of us eating) but still ended up with a lot of soup. The only change I made was adding a little more salsa for a spicier taste. Definitely a keeper, thank you!
Oh YUM! Another ter-ruff-ic recipe from cookiedog! I also halved the recipe. I used 5 oz of mild cilantro salsa, neufchatel cheese, 2 cups of chicken broth, half and half and extra cilantro. This way it wasn't too hot for me. A very rich, creamy, tangy, flavorful soup! The thin lemon slice was an added delight in my bowl...It infused even more flavor. It was easy to make and is a keeper recipe!
I halved the recipe, which worked fine. I only added about 1/4 tsp of Tabasco and used medium hot salsa, which was enough "heat" for me. I also used homogenized milk in place of cream, and found the cream cheese kept the flavor creamy nonetheless. The sweet-and-sour of the salsa, the creaminess, and the slight bitterness of the cilantro made for a flavorful mixture. I topped the servings with a couple lemon slices each, which also added a hint of tanginess. A winner, and very easy to make.
This is comfort food to the max. I cut the recipe in half as there were only two of us eating it. The soup had a nice bite to it, but the cream cheese and light cream helped it from being too spicy.