Have you seen those funny looking little finger limes in your produce market?
I saw these in a produce market not too long ago and I passed them by. I didn’t know what a finger lime was. A little while later I saw them as a specialty item through our CSA and I decided to buy a small box.
These limes are very small, no more than an inch or two long. I did a quick Google search for finger limes and saw that their pulp is like little caviar beads.
If you cut into the finger lime and roll it in your fingers, tiny lime beads start to emerge.
These lime beads are used in drinks, desserts, and in any recipe you want to create. I hope you enjoy them in this quinoa salad recipe.
Quinoa Salad with Finger Limes
- 2 cups cooked quinoa cooled
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 1/2 cup sliced fennel 1 whole bulb
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 14 ounce can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 7 in finger limes cut in half, lime pearls squeezed out
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, add all ingredients.
Squeeze and roll finger limes in your fingers to extract all of the caviar beads.
Put lime beads in with other ingredients.
In a small dish, add lime juice and oil.
Mix and toss with quinoa and vegetables.