Flavor Inspiration Board: Chili Pepper and Lime

Flavor Inspiration Board: Chili Pepper and Lime

Emma Christensen
Sep 3, 2009

These two ingredients make an unlikely, but absolutely terrific, pair! We love the burning heat of those chili peppers followed by a refreshing blast of lime juice. It's perfect in salsas and light dishes on hot late-summer evenings. Do you have a dish that combines chili peppers and limes?

We often see these ingredients together in dishes with origins in India, Thailand, and other East Asian cuisines. Here are a few of the chili-lime recipes from our archives:

Cucumber Ice Pops with Lime and Chile
Kachumber Coolers with gin, fresh slices of chili, and lime juice
30-Minute Chicken Posole

And a few others we've come across recently from around the web:

The Perfect Guacamole from Simply Recipes
Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce from Sunset Magazine
Spicy Lime and Chicken Laksa from Whole Foods
Thai Beef Salad with Cilantro, Mint, Lime, and Peanuts from the 20 Minute Supper Club

What other recipes do you like with chilis and limes?

Related: Can't Take the Heat? How to Eat Spicy Foods

(Images: Flickr members A6U571N, lifecreations, and naotakem licensed under Creative Commons, and Emily Ho and Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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