This is a historical soup since is the one that the Mayans used to prepare and you are about to try a millenary soup full of history, customs and traditions.
The flavor of this Yucatecan soup is light, refreshing and with a citric touch coming from the lima. But there is more as the soup is accompanied with chicken, tomato, bell pepper, coriander, tortilla chips and more ingredients that give a sensational flavor. It is definitely a soup that whets the appetite, nourishes the spirit and excites the diner with what may come afterwards.
The lima, the magical ingredient of this soup, comes from the citrus family and it is NOT a lime, nor a lemon, nor a grapefruit, nor an orange. The lima is lima and the lima soup can only be prepared with lima.
– It is difficult to describe the lima’s flavor but it gives the sensation of tasting a sweet lime although the reality is that its flavor is unique. The lima looks a bit like the lemon and its scientific name is “Citrus Limetta" in case that you want to find out more about this exotic fruit.
About the Recipe
In this recipe many simple activities will be performed, you won’t have any problem.
Fried tortilla strips are added to this soup. If you want to save some steps they can be bought made.
To prepare the soup yellow bell pepper is used you could also use orange color bell pepper.
In Yucatan the red onion is widely used therefore the lima soup is prepared with red onion however if you don’t find it white onion could also be used.