Yucatan Lemon Soup

January/February 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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Although it's traditionally made with limes (and you could certainly make it that way), Meyer lemons add a gentler, subtle twist to this classic Mexican soup with shrimp, garlic and lots of fresh cilantro. Meyer lemons are usually available only during the winter months; they are rounder and smoother than common lemons. Serve as a light entree with a big salad or as a special starter.

"My husband and I loved it! I didn't have Meyer lemons; so i used the tip of substituting a bit of orange juice. It turned out great! Also, for the two of us the peppers and hot sauce were just right! One bowl fills you up, but the...
Yucatan Lemon Soup

8 Reviews for Yucatan Lemon Soup


Tasty and easy to make. I love Meyer lemons for lemonade in the winter and thought this was a nice way to put them into a dish. We'll definitely make this again.


I think this could be very good, but the jalapenos were overwhelming. One would have been plenty. Given that they're so variable, I'd start with fewer. I also added some preserved lemon peel which I thought was a good addition. I get one chance with my husband so probably won't make again.


I thought this was going to be delicious but instead it had a weird taste. I think it was the cloves. Will not be making this again.


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