Lime Recipes

Small, sour, and incredibly versatile, limes add a bright accent to everything from sugary pies to Thai curries.

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See the Recipe André Baranowski

Mango-Habañero Salsa

The addition of diced mangoes to a puree of roasted chiles delivers heat-defying bursts of sweetness to this deliciously spicy salsa.

Shredded Beef with Lime and Avocado

Slow-cooked, extra-tender beef brisket is tossed with lime, chiles, herbs, and cheese, then topped with avocado slices for an incredible taco filling.

Coupled with a Refreshing Dip

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
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See the Recipe James Fisher

Key Lime Pie

Tart, refreshing key lime pie topped with a layer of chilled whipped cream is a summer classic.

Indian Lime Pickles

Indian Lime Pickles

Grilled Spot Prawns with Finger Lime and Basil

Spot prawns are so sweet and tasty on their own that they only need a simple sauce, making this finger lime dressing a delightful accompaniment. Guests will be licking the shells and their fingers to get more citrusy crunch and pop from the “lime caviar,” and that’s what you want.
Finger limes, sometimes called “the caviar of citrus,” add tartness and balanced sweetness to this rich dish of seared scallops in decadent beurre blanc sauce.

Kaffir Lime Sour with Ginger

This tart, spiced cocktail, the winner of our 2011 Home Cook Challenge Cocktail contest, was inspired by a cocktail that winner Mo Lyon sampled at Seattle’s now-closed Licorous. It’s Thai-inspired flavors pair beautifully with Southeast Asian food; it’s also perfect on its own as an afternoon sipper.
Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this dish can be used as a rub on pork, goat, fish, and vegetables, as well as chicken.

Baja Ceviche Tostadas

Inspired by the street foods of coastal city Ensenada, the tostada is topped with the perfect combination of citrus, spicy chiles, and fresh marinated seafood. See the recipe for Baja Ceviche Tostadas »
A refreshing, non-alcoholic drink, the lime rickey offers up a bit of sweet cold lime heaven, well worth the labor of making it.

Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)

Similar to tortilla soup, this version is sour from lots of whole limes in the broth and garnish; roasted habañero chiles add smokey heat to this bright soup. Get the recipe for Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima) »

Key Lime Pie

Condensed milk and Key lime juice serve as the base of this Floridian classic.

Key Lime Curd

Punchy key lime curd is delicious spread on breakfast toast, dolloped onto cake, or slathered between graham crackers. Get the recipe for Key Lime Curd »
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See the Recipe Laura Sant

Coconut Lime Custard Pie

Coconut Lime Custard Pie

Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey

Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.

Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Toasted cumin seeds, mint, and lime juice intensify the sweetness of simple baked root vegetables. Get the recipe for Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips»

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

This simple, satisfying side rounds out any Thanksgiving dinner.

Broiled Crab Legs with Sake and Yuzu Kosho Sabayon

A reduction of sake, lime juice, and ginger is whipped with egg yolks and spicy, citrusy yuzu kosho into a sumptuous sabayon that’s broiled until golden over split crab legs. Get the recipe for Broiled Crab Legs with Sake and Yuzu Kosho Sabayon »

Lime Bars

A light dusting of confectioners’ sugar tempers the intense lime pucker of these creamy bars.

Chile-Lime Macaroons

These lightly spicy coconut cookies are somewhere between a classic American macaroon and a Mexican street snack. Get the recipe for Chile-Lime Macaroons »