This soup is good. Very thick but smooth. My husband and I were thinking 3 stars because it's not very salty and we are used to saltier soups. But I had seconds because it is good. The leftovers - the second day soup is definitely a 5 star soup. I didn't feel the need to add any salt to it. It's perfect. The only thing I did differently was use 1/2 teaspoon baking soda while it cooked. This is a trick I picked up - it cuts the acidity without having to add milk or cream to the soup.