Few fruits are more fun than the finger lime, or as most people call them, the caviar lime. The first time you taste a caviar lime can be simply described as: Bladow!! The crunchy, caviar-like pearls of sour-tart juice explode when you eat them, making every taste of caviar lime a thrilling experience. We’ll teach you how to eat these chili-shaped microcitrus in no time!
Once there’s a bowl of caviar limes in your kitchen, you’re likely to start putting its pearls of pulp on just about everything. In its native Australia, caviar lime is known to be a top-notch topper of almost anything edible. Try caviar lime in any recipe where a squeeze of fresh citrus flavor is needed. Top your avocado toast with bright and crunchy caviar pearls, enjoy them in salads, salsas, dressings, over fresh seafood, refreshing drinks, desserts and sweets.
How to prepare your caviar lime will depend on the recipe you’re using. However, the caviar inside finger limes is very easy to extract from the peel. Here’s how:
Here are some of the easiest, most common ways of how to slice a caviar lime:
If you want to use the herbaceously bitter, and citrusy flavor of caviar lime peel in your recipes, carefully zest the peel using a fine microplane before cutting it open. Each caviar lime yields about ¼ teaspoon (a tiny amount) of zest.
The caviar lime is well loved for the crunchy explosion of citrusy juice you experience when you eat it. That makes caviar lime best as an ingredient in recipes where it can shine in its raw form.
Here are just a few ways you can use caviar lime in cooked dishes:
This is no ordinary lime. Good news for refreshing drink fans, caviar lime is perfect for beverage recipes of all kinds, including cocktails and kid-friendly spritzers.
Here are some easy ways get the explosion of caviar lime flavor into your drinks:
To start getting culinary with caviar lime, check out our recipes for Cranberry Caviar Lime Spritzer with Prosecco, creamy caviar lime peanut sauce, mini cauliflower crust avocado pizza with sweet potatoes and caviar limes, and the merry & bright cocktail.
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