Lime Soup - Sopa de lima Recipe
Flavors of Mexico
Total time: 1hr to 2hr
Preparation and cooking time: 90 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

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In the Yucatán, lime soup is a staple. It is usually made from a broth called “salpimentado,” chicken stock flavored with lime, mint, cinnamon and cloves.

Ingredients for 8 servings
- 2 liters (8 cups) chicken stock
- 1 small turkey or 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tomatoes
- 3 sweet Limes
- 1 Chilaca or Chile negra or guero chili
- 1 Habanero chili
- 1 sprig of cilantro
- 1 sprig of epazote (if available)
- Melted lard or oil


  1. Cut the tortillas into strips; fry gently in a little melted lard; drain and place on paper towels;
  2. dry roast the tomato to make it easier to peel; purée in a blender; fry it with 1 tbsp. oil;
  3. fry the habanero chili in a little oil; chop and season with salt; sprinkle with lime juice;
  4. in a large pot; simmer the turkey or chicken in the chicken broth with the limes, chilaca or guëro chili, the tomato purée, the cilantro and the epazote;
  5. when the poultry is cooked, remove the soup from the heat and let cool;
  6. shred the turkey or chicken breasts or cut into thin slices; return to the soup and heat through;
  7. serve hot with tortilla strips and the sliced habanero chilies.
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