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Spanish Lime Soup {Slow Cooker} – Sopa de Lima Style Soup Recipe

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This surprisingly light, slow cooker Spanish Lime Soup combines chicken, corn, fire roasted tomatoes and black beans with a whisper of sweet-n-sour and a salty/spicy kick. 

Soup during the summer? Why not? This Spanish Lime Soup is light and refreshing, making it the perfect warm-weather soup.

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This surprisingly light, slow cooker Spanish Lime Soup combines chicken, corn, fire roasted tomatoes and black beans with a whisper of sweet-n-sour and a salty/spicy kick. 

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A recent night out at a Mexican restaurant had me falling in love with Sopa de Lima, or Lime Soup. While my recipe is loosely based on Sopa de Lima, a few creative ingredient substitutions and additions resulted in a light, yet filling Spanish Lime Soup that’s perfect for the warmer months.

Delicate chicken broth serves as a base for this soup, but what truly sets it apart from other chicken broth soups is the tangy-tart flavor of lime. Traditional Sopa de Lima is made with the Yucatan lima, which is a bit different from our lime, sweeter with a tougher skin. However, it can be hard to find limas outside the Yucatan Peninsula. But no worries! This Spanish Lime Soup still tastes great using limes!

The addition of black beans and corn make this light soup deliciously filling, while creamy avocado perfectly balances the sharp flavor of the lime, cilantro and chili powder. 

spanish lime soup slow cooker recipe

So, are you ready to see how to make this Slow Cooker Spanish Lime Soup?

Spanish Lime Soup

This recipe makes enough for a family of four.
Pro Tip: serve with thinly sliced strips of warm corn tortilla!

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Spanish Lime Soup

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cans or 1 box Chicken Broth
4-5 limes, cut in halves 
1 can (15.25 ounce) of corn, drained 
1 can of black beans (15 ounce), drained
1 can of fire roasted garlic tomatoes (14.5 ounce), drained
1 medium red onion – diced 
1 large Jalapeno – seeds removed and diced 
1 bundle of Cilantro – leaves pulled off stems and finely minced 
1 tablespoon of Cumin
1 tablespoon of Black Pepper
1 tablespoon of Salt 
1 tablespoon of Chili Powder 
6-7 stalks of green onion – diced for garnish 
2 Avocado – seed removed and chopped 

Spanish Lime Soup topped with creamy bits of avocado.

Instructions to Make Slow Cooker Spanish Lime Soup

Begin by placing the chicken breasts into the slow cooker. This is the crock pot I use and guys, I LOVE it!
Next, add the chicken broth.
Then add the corn, black beans, and fire roasted tomatoes draining off liquid first.
Dice the jalapeño, onion and cilantro and add to the crock pot.
Now add the fresh squeezed lime juice. Pro Tip: roll the lime around on the counter top (with pressure) before cutting it open to help the juice flow. 
Next, add the black pepper, cumin, salt, and chili powder.
Cover and cook for about 4 and 1/2 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
Once cooked, carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place into a bowl. Shred it using two forks.
Transfer the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and using a spoon, mix with the broth and vegetables.
Taste, and season with salt or pepper as needed. 

 Serve the Spanish Lime Soup warm with the cubed avocado and chopped green onion… and perhaps some warm tortilla strips or Mexican cheese. Enjoy!

Short cut tip:

Use a pre-cooked Rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts. This will reduce the cook time to about 2 hours. Shred the chicken with a fork before adding it to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high for 2 hours.

Spanish Lime Soup

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Yield: 4 bowls

Slow Cooker Spanish Lime Soup

Slow Cooker Spanish Lime Soup

This surprisingly light, slow cooker Spanish Lime Soup combines chicken, corn, fire roasted tomatoes and black beans with a whisper of sweet-n-sour and a salty/spicy kick. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cans or 1 box Chicken Broth
  • 4-5 limes, cut in halves
  • 1 Can of corn
  • 1 Can of black beans
  • 1 Can of fire roasted garlic tomatoes
  • 1 Red onion - diced
  • 1 lg. Jalapeno - seeds removed and diced
  • 1 bundle of Cilantro - leaves pulled off stems and finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. of Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp.of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of Chili Powder
  • 6-7 stalks of green onion - diced for garnish
  • 2 Avocado - seed removed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts into the crock pot.
  2. Add the chicken broth.
  3. Next, add the corn, black beans, and fire roasted tomatoes draining off liquid first.
  4. Dice the jalapeño, onion and cilantro and add to the crock pot.
  5. Now add the fresh squeezed lime juice. Pro Tip: roll the lime around on the counter top (with pressure) before cutting it open to help the juice flow.
  6. Now add the black pepper, cumin, salt, and chili powder.
  7. Cover and cook for about 4 and 1/2 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  8. Once cooked, carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place into a bowl. Shred it using two forks.
  9. Transfer the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and using a spoon, mix with the broth and vegetables.
  10. Taste, and season with salt or pepper as needed.
  11. Serve warm with the cubed avocado and chopped green onion… and perhaps some tortilla strips or Mexican cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

Short cut tip:
Using a pre-cooked Rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts will reduce the cook time to about 2 hours. Simply shred the chicken with a fork before adding it to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high for 2 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 16gSugar: 7gProtein: 38g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

What a great summer soup with such vibrant colors!!

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Thanks! I love the colors, too. And the taste is amazing!

Sandra

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Soup is on my menu all year long and now I have a new one to try. My mouth is watering just looking at this, so I can imagine how delicious this tastes. Pinning!

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Thank you! Let me know what you think once you try it!

Ramona

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

This is a new interesting recipe. I love when I come across a recipe I never heard of. It looks delicious.

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

It really is very good! Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Debbie Savage

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

I love your recipe! This looks so delicious --- if only you did home delivery! YUM xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

LOL! Thank you. Let me know if you give it a try, and what you think!

Deanna

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Ohh I love that has lime flavoring!!! Perfect soup for summer!!

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

It really is great for summer! And that lime flavor really makes it pop!

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