Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

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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.


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

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  1. says

    “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…)

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. Suzanne says

    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)

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