Chili Lime Spaghetti and the Takis Craze

Apparently there is a Chili Lime craze going on with Takis  and I wasn’t aware of it. I’ve been hearing about Takis for months now and really had no idea how popular they were, until I went to look for them in the store. I hunted many stores for this mysterious snack my kids kept asking about. They’re EVERYWHERE, is all I’ve heard for weeks. I looked and looked but couldn’t find the Takis. What are Takis? There a corn chip type snack with a hot chili lime flavor. They look like tightly rolled mini taquitos, oh and they are red. I knew that my kids wanted the Takis in the purple bag and I looked and looked with no luck. I have heard each day how EVERYONE has them at school and that they can’t wait to have a bag all their own. Again, I was on the search for them. Remember the bag is purple you can’t miss them, Well I kept missing and missing them, I looked high and low. There at all the gas stations! No looked there, oh there at all the other gas stations except for the one we go to. There in the grocery stores….no not there and I went to at least four different stores, not in the same day or anything I wasn’t crazy…yet. As we were heading out on a car ride about a week ago, we stopped in the convenience store and finally located them. I bought two large bags to surprise each of my kids with and as I was checking out I mentioned how I had been looking for them everywhere and the cashier said oh yes they must be a Takis Craze all the kids are buying them. So apparently there is a craze, it just didn’t make the local news :)

Chili-Lime

well I love chili powder, chili oil, and lime

and ever since we opened the bag of Takis I kept saying wow if you like spicy chili lime, I will make you some pasta with a hot chili lime sauce.

My kids laughed.

I like spicy food, snacks and such. My kids do too, but typically they don’t like it as spicy as I do and my husband like it all HOT HOT HOT! Way too hot for me, so I decided after we all ate the Takis and no one complained about how spicy they were, they were ready to have that great Chili-Lime flavor again….

Chili-Lime Spaghetti

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chili Lime Spaghetti
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 lime juiced (two tablespoons juice)
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 10 drops chili oil
  • salt
  • cilantro
  • crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in saucepan and stir in flour to create a roux. Add the juice of the lime, chili powder to the chicken stock and slowly pour it onto the roux while whisking to create a thick sauce over medium heat. Add salt to taste and crushed red pepper to make it spicier if you like. Serve over hot spaghetti with some fresh cilantro.

I didn’t make it too spicy for them, and they actually liked it, me I liked it a bit spicier so I added more crushed red pepper and even more lime over my dish of spaghetti. It made for a fun time.

I have no idea if Takis are as popular where you are, but here are what Takis look like…..

They sure are red and spicy and have a real tart lime kick to them. Since I love chips and snacking on salty treats, I won’t tell you have many I’ve snatched from the famous purple bag :)

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  1. 1

    It will probably be at least another year before the Takis craze makes it way up here and this is the first I’ve heard of them. By the looks of your pasta, maybe that’s what everyone should be going nuts over!

  2. 2
    Blog is the New Black says:

    How simple and yummy!

  3. 3

    Ooooh—-I’ve only had chili lime fritos, and this pasta looks a heck of a lot better, great idea!

  4. 4

    This sounds so delicious! I’m definitely going to try this out and add some grilled shrimp to my dish! Thanks for sharing Diane. -Jaclyn

  5. 5

    I LOVE TAKIS! The purple bag is the best. Here in Los Angeles, you can find them at any hispanic market and COSTCO now carries the value bag, oh my! I try not to have as many so high in sodium, but i do sneak them in and usually get busted with red fingertips! haha … I am not a big fan of spaghetti, that is until now! I love your recipe, I will definitely try this, thanks for sharing (:

  6. 6

    I’ve never heard of Takis…so of course, now I’ll be seeking them out, too! This dish sounds soooooo good!

  7. 8

    Brilliance! What a fabulous dish!

  8. 9

    Sounds (and looks) fabulous! Thanks!

  9. 10

    Chili and lime is such a great combo, love this!

  10. 11

    this is so creative!! Hope you are well

  11. 12

    Walmart sells Takis! I have never tried them…

  12. 13

    Never seen those red things but I also love the combination of chili and lime. That’s what I put on my sweet potatoes…and in my guacamole…and maybe someday I’ll put it on ice cream too…but today it’s on my SPAGHETTI just like you! Great idea. See you at Camp Blogaway in a few weeks – can’t wait to give you a big hug, it’s been too long!

  13. 15

    Such a cute idea! My kids love this recipe, and takis. Thank you

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