Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

Some people use the library as a means of saving money. They check out the book instead of buying it, read it, and then return it. Money saved. That's great if it works for you, more power to you. It tends to have an opposite effect with me. I check out a couple of cookbooks from the library and before you can say "wow, look at Pam saving money", I've all ready decided that I can't live without them, and I've ordered them from Amazon. And if your saying..."wow, Pam's husband must be really understanding", um...I've got six magic little words for you..."I get home from work first". Problem solved.

My latest acquisition is Sara Foster's Casual Cooking: More Fresh Simple Recipes from Foster's Market. Everything in it looks good, seriously, everything. So, I guess it might be kind of odd that the first thing I tried was a condiment, but I'm glad I did. I know we all know how to flavor sour creams and mayo with an herb, but what I like about this is the addition of the hot sauce. I never thought about putting hot sauce in my flavored sour cream. And since there is a possibility that you haven't thought of it either, I to share it with you. This is great with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, whatever!!

Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
Makes about 1 cup

1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Tabasco brand)
Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

Combine in a small bowl and stir to mix. Serve or refrigerate. It will keep in the fridge for up to one week.


WHB

This will be my entry for this weeks Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Haalo at Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once.

18 comments:

Marjie said...

"I get home from work first!" That works for me! Cilantro-lime sour cream sounds like it would be a great dip for chips, too (watch my butt expand as I dream of it...)

Paula said...

Love, love, love the sauce. I agree with Marjie that it would make a good chip dip, too. Also love your "I get home from work first. Problem solved." mantra! Hehe!

preppy little dress said...

looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

Kalyn said...

Well of course you know I love this! All my food groups are there.

Glad to know I'm not the only one who can't resist buying cookbooks.

Grace said...

i can typically go without sour cream in most dishes, but when you throw in cilantro, i can't say no. very nice. :)

Natashya said...

Ok lady - give us a number!
I think I must be at 150+ definitely due for a recount. I can't resist either. Hubby commutes so I know how you feel about getting there first!
Great recipe, my friend.

noble pig said...

Love your story! I'm sure that sour cream is delicious!

ley said...

Oooh! Sounds great! I love anything with cilantro and lime (go figure, right?). ;)

Lisa said...

Sounds like a fabulous flavor combination. I don't think it can help but make a great condiment!

Joy said...

Six little words. You have a way with words. Such a hoot.

Joy said...

Six little words. You have a way with words. Such a hoot.

Cristie said...

Your cilantro-Lime sour cream looks so good I'm going to serve it with my next spicy Mexican dinner. I don't normally use sour cream - I prefer to top food with salsa. But when you combine both, - I can't resist. Thanks for thinking of it!

Pam said...

Oh my... I love Mexican food and this would be wonderful on just about anything! Simple yet so tasty.

Suzanne said...

And I thought I was the only one with the "take it from the library, fall in love with it...and click on over to Amazon! Thanks for making me feel I'm not alone with this addiction! (WINK)

Passionate About Baking said...

What a brilliant dip...I'm glad you get home first & am glad you bought this wonderful book! I prefer to own certain books, especially cooking ones, too. Would go great with the lavash I just baked. YUM!!

Divya said...

Gosh! I love it... cilantro and sour cream sounds like a nice variant of the Indian Raita.

Nate-n-Annie said...

That's a perfect topping for a taco!

kitchenetta said...

That looks delicious. I think I could make that work also with nondairy sour cream.