Lime Recipes

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

See the RecipeAndré 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.Penny De Los Santos
Shredded Beef with Lime and Avocado
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.André Baranowski
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
For Asian-style grilled chicken wings, try this classic sweet-sour condiment with fish sauce and fresh lime juice.Todd Coleman
See the RecipeJames Fisher
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Tart, refreshing key lime pie topped with a layer of chilled whipped cream is a summer classic.Todd Coleman
Indian Lime Pickles
Indian Lime Pickles
Tangy, tender lime pickles are a flavorful staple of India, a condiment that adds sour, spicy punch to meals.Todd Coleman
Grilled Spot Prawns with Finger Lime and Basil
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.Anne Fishbein
Seared Scallops With Finger Lime Beurre Blanc
Seared Scallops With Finger Lime Beurre Blanc
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.Todd Coleman
Kaffir Lime Sour with Ginger
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.Anna Stockwell
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
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.Todd Coleman
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 »Anna Stockwell
Lime Rickey
Lime Rickey
A refreshing, non-alcoholic drink, the lime rickey offers up a bit of sweet cold lime heaven, well worth the labor of making it.Todd Coleman
Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)
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.James Oseland
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Condensed milk and Key lime juice serve as the base of this Floridian classic.Maxime Iattoni
Key Lime Curd
Key Lime Curd
Punchy key lime curd is delicious spread on breakfast toast, dolloped onto cake, or slathered between graham crackers.Helen Rosner
See the RecipeLaura Sant
Coconut Lime Custard Pie
Coconut Lime Custard Pie
This cream-topped pie is filled with a thick coconut milk custard that perfectly complements the zip of fresh lime juice and grated zest. Get the recipe for Coconut Lime Custard Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.Helen Rosner
Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Cumin-roasted carrots and parnsips
Toasted cumin seeds, mint, and lime juice intensify the sweetness of simple baked root vegetables.Helen Rosner
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
This simple, satisfying side rounds out any Thanksgiving dinner.Helen Rosner
Broiled Crab Legs with Sake
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 »Penny de Los Santos
Lime Bars
Lime Bars
A light dusting of confectioners' sugar tempers the intense lime pucker of these creamy bars.Helen Rosner
Chile-Lime Macaroons
Chile-Lime Macaroons
These lightly spicy coconut cookies are somewhere between a classic American macaroon and a Mexican street snack.Helen Rosner