Agua de Hierba de Limón con Piña

Lime Leaf Water with Pineapple

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves

    4 to 6

Appears in

Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico


By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

  • About

My parents have always had a do-it-yourself style and when it comes to food, grow-it-yourself. Their garden in our home in Mitla is the stuff of fairy tales, with fruit trees, an avocado tree, tomatoes, herbs, and a lime tree. My mom blends the lime tree leaves to add a subtle lime flavor to this agua fresca. The flavor mimics that of lime zest without the work of zesting every lime. Make sure you use fresh lime leaves and use a very fine double-mesh strainer, add the remaining water.


  • 5 lime leaves
  • 3 cups (495 g) ripe, fresh pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup (50 g) sugar
  • 8 cups (2 l) filtered water


In a blender, combine the lime leaves, sugar, and half of the water. Blend until smooth. Pass through a fine-mesh strainer, add the remaining water, and serve over ice.