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How to Prepare Sopa de Lima This is an ancient soup because it used to be prepared by the Mayas. The flavor of this soup is light and refreshing due to the hint of citrus from the lime. The soup is accompanied with chicken, tomato, bell pepper, cilantro, tortilla chips, and ingredients that give a sensational flavor. It's definitely a soup that whets the appetite, nourishes the spirit, and excites diners for the following courses.

Ingredients: ½ onion 2 cloves garlic, whole Salt & pepper to taste 2 tablespoons of oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sprig fresh oregano 1 sprig of fresh mint 1 sprig fresh thyme 1/2 pound of limes, juiced 1 avocado, peeled & sliced Fried tortillas (cut in julienne strips) 1 lime, washed & thinly sliced 1 chicken breast, cooked & shredded 1 red bell pepper, seeded & thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeded & thinly sliced

Preparation: 1. Place the chicken breast in a pot with ½ onion and 2 cloves garlic, cover with water and add salt to taste. Boil until is cooked completely. Shred the breast and reserve the broth. 2. Heat oil in a pot, add 1 chopped onion, and 2 minced garlic cloves; stir occasionally, until they are transparent. Add the red and green bell peppers and continue cooking until tender. 3. Strain the broth of the breast and if necessary, add water to make 2 liters. Pour over the sautÊed vegetables, add the shredded chicken, and aromatic herbs, incorporate lime juice, check the seasoning, and cook for a few minutes. 4. Remove the aromatic herbs and serve the soup hot. Garnish each bowl with 1 slice of avocado, fried tortilla in julienne strips, and 1 slice of lime.

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