Adding just a small amount of cumin to a recipe will add a very distinctive flavor and aroma. It is available ground or in seed form and is the dried fruit of a plant in the parsley family.
Cheese tortilla roll-ups make an easy accompaniment for this soup. Sprinkle shreddd cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese over flour tortillas and roll them up. Place the rolls on a microwave-safe plate; cover them with a paper towel. Microwave on HIGH for 15 to 30 seconds, or just until the cheese is melted.