It may be somewhat surprising, but winter is the season for sunny ripe citrus fruit. Limes, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, blood oranges; they are all at their peak of ripe juiciness right now in the southern United States. So I am greatly anticipating all the sunny, juicy #citruslove recipes to be posted as part of this month’s FoodLove bloghop. My juicer stands ready!
Limes grace my counter all winter as they add the perfect fresh, acidy kick to hot tortilla soup, cabbage coleslaw or even jarred salsa.
I have always wanted to create a healthy version of the packaged lime-flavored tortilla chips. It turned out to be super simple using inexpensive corn tortillas (package of 12 is usually around $0.75.) To go with the chips, I whirred up this simple salsa verde with tomatillos I’ve stored since early fall when they were picked. (Next year, see if you can store green tomatoes or tomatillos from your garden in a dark, cool closet until December tomato sandwiches! I’ve done it two years in a row now.) The salsa verde is fat-free, low-calorie, VERY green and the perfect taste combo of salty, sweet, sour and spicy.
Your #CitrusLove hosts this month:
Roxana @ A Little Bit of Everything
Astig @ Astig Vegan
Erin @ BigFatBaker
Anuradha @ Baker Street
Terra @ CafeTerraBlog
Lora @ Cake Duchess
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
Amy @Elephant Eats
Shulie @Food Wanderings
Three- Cookies @ Easily Good Eats
Georgie @ Georgiecakes
Richa @ Hobby And More
Mike @ Mike’s Baking
Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
T.R. @ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Jessica @ Oh Cake
Lisa @ Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives
Sylvia @Peaches and Donuts
Linda @ Savoring Every Bite
Reem @ Simply Reem
Lisa @Smart Food and Fit
Soni @ Soni’s Food for Thought
Serena @ Teaspoon of Spice
Liz @ That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!
Laura @ The Art of Cooking Real Food
Ros @The More Thanks Occasional Baker
EA @ The Spicy RD
Susan @ The Wimpy Vegetarian
Cindy@ Vegetarian Mamma
Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!
Suzanne@You Made That?
Please join in on the #citruslove fun by linking up any citrus recipe from the month of January 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #citruslove event! The twitter hashtag is #citruslove.