I have several Citrus Trees in my yard, but my favorite is the Mexican Lime. It produces wonderfully fragrant flowers followed by one hundred or more Limes. I fertilize with Microlife, an Organic Fertilizer, for wholesome Organic Limes. These limes are extremely juicy and do not have any seeds. You can smell the Lime through the skin of the fruit. Limes are great for cooking or adding to a beverage. Friends and family love to be gifted with Limes. At the end of the season, remaining Limes can be juiced and poured into ice cube trays for freezing. Place Lime Ice Cubes into baggies for use later. One last good thing about Citrus Trees, they are a Host Plant for the Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar. If you see an oddly shaped black and white blob on a leaf, that is the camouflaged Swallowtail Caterpillar. You can help the Butterfly population. Go Green!
Cool Summer Pasta Salad with Organic Lime Juice
10 ounces Gluten Free or Whole Grain Pasta, I used a 4 Grain Blend (White Rice, Brown Rice, Corn and Quinoa Rotini Shaped) or any shape you like
1 tsp Organic Garlic Powder
Small carton of yellow and red Organic Tomatoes halved
Half an Organic Cucumber peeled, seeded and cubed
Palmful of Kalamata Olives pitted and halved
2 or 3 tablespoons fresh Organic Chives chopped
Palmful fresh Organic Basil chopped
4 tablespoons Organic unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt
Organic Lime Juice, Ice Cube melted or squeeze half a lime
Boil pasta according to package instructions and then set aside. Combine all other ingredients and mix together. Combine with pasta, chill and serve.
Eat your yard!