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 an 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.
It's similar to Tajin. While the dominant flavor is chili powder the tartness from the lime comes through. That is aided by the addition of citric acid here as well. All these flavors are amplified by the salt in this which is the first ingredient.
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.
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.
This is a year-round product at Trader Joe's but you can also find it on Amazon.
In fact, Yummly has something like 27,000 or so ways to use this. So feel free to search up by what your diet is or what you have in the refrigerator to get some great recipe inspiration.
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:
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Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend is a solid seasoning blend.
Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend is a long-standing favorite in the spice aisle that is worth picking up.
- Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend is a solid blend found in the spice aisle.
- The name here should be reversed. It should be called lime chile as that is the order of dominant flavors.
Sounds like this would be awesome to mix with some ground beef, chicken, turkey or meat-less meat to make tacos or fajitas.
Absolutely would play well with those as well too! Thanks so much!
I could see this being used in so many different ways. What about sprinkled on cornbread? Before it baked. Give it a twist. Call it elote bread. Adding corn for texture.
Hey Alek! I love the suggestions and I absolutely think it would work well! Thanks so much for sharing!
I have a bottle of this- and i like that the ingredients don’t include some of the unnecessary stuff tajin has. Since i’m wimpy i like to add a little to vinegrette to go over sliced cucumbers, or i’ll mix some into refried beans. I like that it has that strong lime/sour flavor; i bet it would be fantastic mixed with a little sugar for a margarita glass rim to get a hot sour sweet salty mix happening....!
Love this on my homemade refried black beans for daughter's bean and cheese quesadilla. My family doesn't typically like chile or spiciness so I'm glad it is more tart than spicy...
Hey Seamaiden399! Great suggestion for how to use this. I'm glad for the acidity in this product too!
Mike Vernon says
I really like using this on Cuban Mojo Pork Roast in the marinade and sprinkled onto the roast before cooking. It is quite good. I highly recommend it.
Hey Mike! Great suggestion on how to use it. Thanks so very much for sharing!
Mike Vernon says
Thanks it works very well and tastes great on it. Adding tequila to the marinade helps too.
Hey Mike! I love adding a splash of booze to pretty much anything, so now this sounds even more delicious! Thanks so much (I love tequila)!
Jenifer Holt says
Honestly, my favorite use is just generously spinkled onto mango. I tried it once, and was hooked! It's also great on popcorn.
Hey Jennifer! Great suggestion. We love it on popcorn and fruit. Great suggestions. Thanks so very much for stopping by and sharing!
Attila Szendrodi says
I passed by this numerous times as well but last summer finally took a shot. It's great on watermelon and especially pineapple but so far my favorite use has been on cantaloupe. I literally was eating a whole melon in a day because it worked so well.
Hey Attila! Yum! I havent paired it with those fruits yet but they sound awesome. Thanks so much for sharing how you enjoy it. Thank you also for taking the time out of your day to stop by and share your suggestions.