Ingredient: Lime

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  • Description

Limes are a high acid citrus fruit.  They are vibrant green, generally smaller and more acidic than their counterpart, the lemon.  Limes many recipes both sweet and savory.

  • Preparation

 Limes are becoming more popular in the culinary world.  Just as lemons, they are used in food preparation, in cocktails, and in household cleaners as well. Be sure to use the zest of the lime as well as the juice.

  • Storage

Limes are fine to keep on the counter but they will last longer if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  TIP- roll your citrus fruits on the counter before using, it will give you a higher amount of juice

  • Nutrition

Vitamin C, A, calcium, folate, iron, potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous

Recipes Using Lime

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta is a dish that involves grilled and mashed eggplant with yummy spices. You can choose the spice level that works for you by varying the amount of hot peppers used, and whether or not you choose to include the seeds. If you’re short on time, grill the eggplant ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook up the rest of the dish. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, I found this dish is even more delicious the next day. Thanks to NYT Cooking for this adaptation, who adapted it from chef Julie Sahni!

Tomato Jam

This one I tried by Marisa from Food In Jars. Tomato jam has a sweet and tangy taste with the mouthfeel of a marmalade. This particular recipe takes a little longer than others, but no pectin is involved. It’s a welcome notch up from ketchup and great with just about anything. Try it with goat cheese toasts or grilled cheese sandwiches!