Tequila Lime Pozole

Tequila Lime Pozole is a fresh and light soup with a burst of citrus and a smooth finish. With juicy chicken thighs, hominy, lime juice and a touch of tequila, this soup is fantastic for any time of year. Pair it with margaritas and savor the authentic flavor!

Tequila Lime Pozole

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I am not usually a soup person during the summer, but there’s something about this particular soup that is totally crave-worthy even when the weather outside is unbelievably hot.

Pozole is a soup that I hadn’t tasted until I was well into my 20’s and had a friend whose mother made it religiously every Sunday, no matter what time of year it was. The moment I indulged in the first spoonful, I was hooked.

I love soups that have a ton of texture to them and pozole doesn’t disappoint when it comes to this.

Tequila Lime Pozole

Tequila Lime Pozole

Chicken mixed with roughly chopped charred poblano peppers and hominy give the soup a plethora of flavors and textures to dance over your taste buds.

I particularly love this pozole recipe because it’s not the traditional red pozole. It’s layered with a lot of flavor, but the flavors are light, making the broth taste juicy with every mouthful.

You can really taste the bright acidic flavors from the lime juice, and when paired with smooth, sultry tequila, you’ll see how an added depth is brought out without the soup itself being really heavy.

The one necessary topping for this soup is the avocado. Since the soup is so light, it doesn’t have a creamy element… and that’s where the sliced avocado comes in.

Tequila Lime Pozole

This soup has a nice kick of heat in every bite, so the avocado comes in to relieve some of that heat, as well as adding a creamy element that makes the soup even more indulgent.

Instead of heavy cream as a traditional creamy element, avocado keeps the soup light and fresh so it’s not weighed down.

Pair it with tortilla chips or serve with flour tortillas to soak up every last bit of the liquid. You won’t want to let a single drop go to waste, TRUST ME.

Tequila Lime Pozole

Note: if you love your soup REALLY spicy, you can add in more red pepper flakes. I would caution you to start with the indicated amount and taste after simmering for a minute with the poblano peppers.

Tequila Lime Pozole

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7 Responses to “Tequila Lime Pozole”

  1. Sabrina — July 9, 2018 at 6:34 pm (#)

    Your photos are definitely making me rethink my “I don’t really want soup in the summer” decision too. This look fantastic and sounds so flavorful!

  2. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish — July 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm (#)

    Talk about a flavor punch!! All those spices sounds perfect. I also love that you used chicken thighs!

  3. Erin Dee — July 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm (#)

    This soup looks amazing! Love the textures and the flavors sound wonderful!

  4. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — July 10, 2018 at 11:33 am (#)

    Wow! This looks so good! I want a bowl of it asap!

  5. Abeer — July 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm (#)

    This soup looks so great! All those flavors!

  6. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity — July 11, 2018 at 1:34 am (#)

    Oh, I need to give this a try! Such an amazing weeknight meal!

  7. Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 11, 2018 at 9:15 am (#)

    I absolutely adore everything about this dish! The color, the flavors, the textures! You seriously have a winner here and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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