The pros: Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend is a solid blend found in the spice aisle.
The cons: The name here should be reversed. It should be called lime chile as that is the order of dominant flavors.
The verdict: Here is another item I’ve walked past way too often. And I’m kinda bummed that I didn’t try it sooner. I probably didn’t try it right away because I had no idea what to do with it at first.
Needless to say, it has become a household favorite. Not Everything But the Bagel favorite type of seasoning, but a very different type of seasoning.
It almost becomes and adventure to see how else I can use this one. When I had mine with corn I realized the name is a touch misleading. It needs to be reordered into lime chile. While chile might be the second ingredient it is secondary in flavor.
It’s tart first and then has that chile flavor. But what fun it is to try it on almost everything.
When I had it on corn, I was just wishing that Trader Joe’s would finally add some cotija cheese or queso fresco to the cheese section so I could make some homemade elote.
In either case, if you are familiar with the seasoning Tajin, it’s similar but not a duplicate. It’s good on meat, cheese, fish, veggies, or tofu. Heck, salt is the first ingredient so I don’t see why you couldn’t rim a margarita with this stuff.
For $1.99 this is a good buy and a fun seasoning to play with. There are also lots of recipes out there to help you figure out what you can do with this little container. In fact, Yummly has something like 27,000 or so ways to use this.
The bottle of Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend:
The nutritional information and the ingredient list:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product:
On some corn:
Would I buy this again? While I think it is going to take a while to get through this jar, I’ll buy Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend again.
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