Saturday, February 28, 2009

Versatile Limes

Besides just being cool to look at - with all those fun greens, limes add zest to foods! (no pun intended) Perhaps you know of a great way to use limes - leave your tip in the Leave a Comment... Here are a few ideas I found at Whole Foods. br< />

  • light, tasty salad dressing: combine lime juice with olive oil, freshly crushed garlic and pepper
  • watching salt intake? - lime or lemon juice make a great salt substitute b/c of tartness
  • quick meal - toss seasoned cooked brown rice, garden peas, cooked chicked breast pieces, slice almonds (option toasted), lime juice, and lime zest. Warm in microwave. This reminds me - I love Chipolte's lime flavored rice!
  • healthy refeshing limeade - to taste: combine freshly squeezed lime juice, better-for-you evaporated cane juice, and sparkling water (or plain water). A will do this summer!

    Remember peak season for limes is May through August! But my grocer's bin is filled to top with Mexican limes - so time to enjoy even now!

    By the way my limes are almost "ripe" - done being painted that is. ;o)

    Wishing you lime tastes,
    Nancy

5 comments:

kayts_art said...

Nancy, my husband LOVES gingerale with lime juice squeezed in!! He now has lots of our friends hooked on it...Coke with lime in is good too!

kayts_art said...

Nancy, my husband LOVES gingerale with lime juice squeezed in!! He now has lots of our friends hooked on it...Coke with lime in is good too!

kayts_art said...

Nancy, my husband LOVES gingerale with lime juice squeezed in!! He now has lots of our friends hooked on it...Coke with lime in is good too!

Kristin Summerlin said...

Mmmm... I love ceviche, in which you "cook" fish without heat by marinating it in acidic citrus fruit juices. My favorite is sliced fresh halibut fillet with lime and grapefruit juice, minced garlic, red chili pepper, chopped green onions, salt, mint and cilantro. Basically, put it all together in an air-tight container and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. (You know it's "done" when the fish turns white.) Serve with buttered saltine crackers. Yum.

Nancy Teague said...

Great ideas!
Will have to try the gingerale w/lime juice!
Hmmm, raw fish? Sure sounds good though! I'm sure your halibut is a lot more fresh than in Nebraska!