Okay. What you really need to know is that you can add anything to this soup. Do you want some chopped basil in there? Go for it! How about some fresh green beans? SUPER! Or maybe you want to garnish with some pine nuts or sesame seeds... Do it! You guys, this is the easiest most fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants recipe on planet earth and I very much encourage you to play with it.
Also: I usually add half a cup (not, like, a measuring cup, but half a cup of whatever cup I have closest to me) of water to this, too. When I used to have homemade chili oil on hand (working on it....), I used to drizzle that on top and forget the Tabasco entirely. It was yumtastic! Actually, it still is yumtastic! Oh, and make sure you chill this baby. Like, cold. And add some salt and pepper to taste, too (duh).
And then, ENJOY!