Like sumac, Black Lime is a Middle Eastern spice that adds a citrusy acidity without any liquid. It's made by sun-drying whole ripe Persian limes until they oxidize, resulting in a savory, almost smoky flavor in addition to the fruity, mouth-puckering tartness. Burlap and Barrel gets their finely ground Black Lime from a family farm in Guatemala that produces the spice specially for its Middle Eastern customers.
Try it instead of sumac for a tart accent in salads such as Tomato-Herb Salad with Sumac
or Turkish Red Onion and Parsley Salad (Sogan Piyazi)
. The tang of Black Lime also works well with the richness of egg yolks; sprinkle some atop simple and comforting Toasted Pearl Couscous with Fried Eggs
or Smashed Potatoes with Soft-Cooked Eggs and Mint (Yeralma Yumurta)
, a Middle Eastern street food served on flatbread.
Net Weight: 1.7 ounces
Ingredients: 100% sun-dried and ground Persian lime (Citrus latifolia)
Allergens: Naturally free of preservatives, fillers, anything artificial, gluten, soy, eggs, dairy and nuts.
Place of Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala