This is from Taste of Homes Light & Tasty 2003 cookbook which I received in the 2011 Cookbook Swap from BusyMomof3. The feature I like about these recipes are the give the diabetic exchanges with each recipe. For this one a serve of 3/4 cup is equivalent to 1 vegetable and 1/2 starch and if you wish to lower the sodium they advise to use reduced-sodium tomato juice and skip the salt in the recipe. They also say that you can drink it warm or chilled. I would suggest serving with a stick of celery which will alter the exchange amount.
- In a large saucepan, combine the first siz ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes and remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice.
- Serve warm or cold.