Mission: Lime (BSI)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…   Create a dish using this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient (BSI) – Lime!

Last week, I got an email from Brandy over at Nutmeg Nanny asking me if I was interested in hosting this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient.  Naturally, I said yes!  I really enjoy participating in challenges…  I am always amazed by the creativity that they inspire, not to mention delicious dishes!

I had some difficulty deciding what this week’s secret ingredient should be. I was tasked with picking something that has not been used in the past.  Many of my standby ingredients have been used already, such as black beans, corn, basil, bell peppers, and tomatoes.  I thought about choosing cilantro, but I know that it is a somewhat controversial ingredient, loved by some and hated by many.  Since I didn’t want the secret ingredient to turn away potential participants, I decided to pick lime, cilantro’s perfect partner (in my opinion).

To enter your recipe, please leave me a comment with a link to your blog post (your post should link back to this one).  I will leave a comment on your post so that you know that I saw your entry.  If you don’t have a blog, but would still like to participate, send me a message via the Contact Form on my site (under Pages on the sidebar)… I will respond to the message so that you can e-mail me the details directly (sorry for the extra step, but I don’t want all of the spam mail that results from posting my e-mail address on my site).

Please send me your entries by 4:00pm 8:00pm EST on Sunday, August 9th.  I will be picking a winner at that time, and posting a roundup of all of the entries later in the evening.  I will be sending the winner a small prize based on this week’s ingredient and will prepare the winning recipe and feature the winning blogger and recipe here on my blog (with permission, of course).

A bit of inspiration…

I tend to keep a few limes on hand at all times – I never know when I am going to want to use one. I love to use lime zest and lime juice to brighten up savory dishes, especially in Latin or Asian inspired cuisine. I probably don’t even need to mention that limes are delicious in all sorts of sweet dishes, perfect for the summer, such as pies, sorbets, and cookies.

I will also be making a new dish featuring lime… but in the meantime, here are a few of dishes for inspiration:

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

Easy Lime Pie

Peanut Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Some background info…

This is the 42nd week of the Blogger Secret Ingredient challenge!  I am so honored to have joined the ranks of these other great challenge hosts…  Be sure to check out their blogs!

Week 42: My Kitchen Addiction – Lime

Week 41: Nutmeg Nanny – Coffee

Week 40: Chaya’s Comfy Cook – Broccoli

Week 39: Healthy Delicious – Plums

Week 38: Zoe - Feta

Week 37: ChezWhat- Potatoes

Week 36: Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice – Blueberries

Week 35: Girlichef -Greens

Week 34: The Ungourmet – Watermelon

Week 33: Bread + Butter – Bell Pepper

Week 32: Burp and Slurp -Corn

Week 31: Say Yes to Salad – Kabocha

Week 30: Thinspired – Bananas

Week 29: To Be The Whole Package – Almonds

Week 28: Kristas Kravings – Lemon

Week 27: From French Fries To Flax Seeds – Coconut

Week 26: Plentiful Plants – Avocado

Week 25: Training Fuel – Eggs

Week 24: Dinner at Christina’s – Cabbage

Week 23: Hey What’s for Dinner, Mom? – Strawberries

Week 22: One Bite at a Time – Basil

Week 21: Just Sweet Enough – Black Beans

Week 20: What I Ate Yesterday – Kale

Week 19: What’s for Dinner – Orange

Week 18: BranAppetit! –Spinach

Week 17: Tales of Expansion Dates

Week 16: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Zucchini

Week 15: Sweet & Natural –Peppermint

Week 14: bella eats [and runs] – Ginger

Week 13: Coffee Talk – Walnuts

Week 12: For the Love of Oats – Pumpkin

Week 11: Trying to Heal – Sweet Potatoes

Week 10: The Inner Workings of a College Graduate – Eggplant

Week 9: Itzy’s Kitchen – Pears

Week 8: The Fitnessista – Cranberries

Week 7: Tri to Cook – Lentils

Week 6: Rhodey Girl Tests – Polenta

Week 5: Eating Bender – Butternut Squash

Week 4: Care to Eat – Apples

Week 3: On a Lobster Placemat – Mushrooms

Week 2: Hangry Pants – Tomatoes

Week 1: sportsnutritionliving – Quinoa

19 Responses to Mission: Lime (BSI)

  1. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    What an excellent choice! I love it!!! I had thought about picking lime too…it’s such a great ingredient. Now I have to search through my recipes and pick just the right one. Thank you so much for hosting this week:)

  2. Reeni says:

    I love lime! I keep a good supply of them at all times. Great pick!

  3. Jamie says:

    Yay! I finally caught up with BSI and I have just the recipe with lime AND cilantro. Yum! Great pick.

  4. Lime is a great choice! Looking forward to seeing all the recipes and I really hope that I can get something going in time too.

  5. jenn says:

    Nice. I’ll see what I can come up with this week. ;-)

  6. chaya says:

    I just discovered lime. I always thought I hated it and then I put it into a salmon dish and loved what it did for the salmon. It has converted me to a lime lover. This is a great secret ingredient.

  7. I JUST DISCOVERED YOUR SITE. I LOVE LIME, IT’S A GREAT INGREDIENT. My favorite it’s for the use in ginger and cilantro sweet corn salad.

    Check at http://www.phamfatale.com/cat_650/tag_lime/

  8. Jessie says:

    ohhh I love lime! it really is a great ingredient that’s often overlooked, I love to use it as a marinade for chicken and steak.

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  10. Sophia says:

    Great choice! I’ll have to rack up my brains, but I hope I get a chance to submit a recipe…

  11. chaya says:

    Hi. It was fun looking for lime recipes. In the end, I had to use my Orange Lime Salmon. It is good.

    You can find the recipe here. http://comfycook.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/orange-lime-salmon/ The photo is on the blog. I am sorry I could not include it here.

  12. Cucinista says:

    I want part of the limelight! Here’s mine: Lime and Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberries

    Your cookies look fab. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Reeni says:

    Hi Jen, I wanted to let you now I made a Lime Banana Coconut Cake – I am working on the post right now and it should be up very soon.

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