Lime soup

Lime soup is a traditional dish from the Mexican state of Yucatan, which is made of chicken or some other meat such as pork or beef, lime juice and served with tortilla chips. This dish was originally created by the Mayans and with the passage of time has evolved to take its present form.


Lime soup is a traditional dish from Yucatan. Traditional Yucatan cuisine has its origins in the Hispanic and Mayan culture. The combination of meat from animals brought from Europe, the spices, and cooking methods and preparation of multiple local ingredients, resulted in many dishes such as the lime soup.[1] The lime soup as it is known was first created in 1946 by the master called Katún (means "warrior" in Mayan language).[2] Today it is considered as one of the most representative soups of Yucatan.[3]


The taste that characterizes this soup depends on the combination of recipes and ingredients. Its unique flavor is recognized throughout Mexico and the world by the predominance of strong seasonings used in the season.[2] The dish is the result of the isolation from the rest of the country. The lime is not the main ingredient, although it is the one that gives the flavor to the soup. This fruit begins its season in the cold months.[4] The soup is accompanied with chicken, tomato, bell pepper, cilantro, tortilla chips.[4]

In some places of Mexico and the world it is difficult to find the lime from Yucatan, so it can be substituted with Florida common lime or Persian lime without any substantial changes in the final flavor.[4]


The taste of this Yucatecan soup is light, with a hint of citrus from lime. The soup is accompanied with chicken, tomato, bell pepper, cilantro, tortilla chips and other ingredients.[1]

Nutrition information

Energy Proteins Fats Carbohydrates Fiber Calcium Vitamin C
149 calories 7.2 g 4.5 g 22.4 g 2.9 g 77.4 mg 53 mg


Generally, lime soup is served at dinner. The soup is served in a deep plate. Tortillas are served extra in order to keep them crispy and prevent them from getting soggy.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 DE CARAZA CAMPOS, LAURA B. "Comida Yucateca". Mexico Desconocido. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. 1 2 Merida, Gobierno (2016). "Historia de Merida, Yucatan,México". Gob Merida. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. 1 2 Tortilla, Digital (2015). "Yucatan". Tortilla digital. Tortilla digital. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. 1 2 3 "Sopa de Lima". Alto Nivel. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
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