What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

Do you have a lime tree in your backyard? Here are 25 limes recipes that use this zingy fruit.

What to do when I have plenty of limes? Ask for recipes!

The lime tree on my lifestyle block has an abundance of fruit this winter. I’m very grateful, as it hasn’t fruited much over the last couple of years.

Looking for recipes to use them up, rather than waste them, I asked in a blogger group for ideas for recipes. I was amazed to get over 70 recipe ideas in a couple of hours!

This post includes links to a range of lime recipes, including dips, main dishes, desserts and drinks.

Common uses for limes

Limes are a citrus fruit, that are grown in many places around the world. They are popular in the cuisines of Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand and India.

Limes are used in both savoury dishes and sweet dishes. Key lime pie is a classic sweet dessert from the United States of America. They are also used in Indian lime pickle and for making marmalade.

Lime juice is an ingredient in many cocktails and non alcoholic drinks.

Limes from my garden, used in many limes recipes
Limes from my garden

A selection of lime recipes – by types of dishes

Below are links to many fantastic recipes that use lime to give a zingy and fresh flavour.

1) Sauces / salsa recipes using limes

QUICK CILANTRO LIME SAUCE WITH GARLIC

Cilantro Lime Sauce with Garlic is a Cuban-inspired sauce that is good on just about anything! The sauce is creamy, tangy, and garlicky and can be made in less than 5 minutes!

QUICK CILANTRO LIME SAUCE WITH GARLIC one of my favourite limes recipes
QUICK CILANTRO LIME SAUCE WITH GARLIC

MANGO PICO DE GALLO (EASY FRESH MEXICAN SALSA)

Mango pico de gallo is a fresh salsa balanced with salt, acidity, heat, and sweetness. Great with Mexican dishes like tacos or grilled meats!

MANGO PICO DE GALLO (EASY FRESH MEXICAN SALSA) limes recipes
MANGO PICO DE GALLO (EASY FRESH MEXICAN SALSA)

2) Marinades

FAJITA MARINADE

This fajita marinade is a delicious blend of chili powder, cumin, and other flavorful spices. This fajita marinade works great for chicken and beef.

Fajita marinade limes recipes
FAJITA MARINADE

SPICY CILANTRO/CORIANDER LIME MARINADE

The lime is sour, the honey sweet, salty soy sauce, and finally spicy chili paste! All of these flavors come together to create a full-bodied marinade that is just waiting to be paired with your favorite cut of chicken.

SPICY CILANTRO/CORIANDER LIME MARINADE uses 2-3 limes in this recipe
SPICY CILANTRO / CORIANDER LIME MARINADE

3) Main dishes recipes – chicken and fish

CREAMY COCONUT CHICKEN

Put the lime in the coconut – Creamy Coconut Chicken that is. This sweet, savory, spicy, & satisfying coconut milk sauce ensures the chicken is flavorful & moist in this amazing one pan meal.

Creamy coconut chicken is a great limes recipes
CREAMY COCONUT CHICKEN

CILANTRO LIME GRILLED CHICKEN WITH AVOCADO SALSA

This Cilantro / Coriander Lime Chicken is incredibly juicy, tender, and flavored. Enjoy a grilled chicken recipe that’s served with a fresh and delicious Avocado Salsa.

CILANTRO LIME GRILLED CHICKEN WITH AVOCADO SALSA uses 2 limes in this limes recipes
CILANTRO LIME GRILLED CHICKEN WITH AVOCADO SALSA

GARLIC LIME HONEY SHRIMP

This sensational garlic lime honey shrimp recipe is a little bit spicy, tart, sweet and so easy to make! In just 20 minutes, you can have everything prepped, sautéed and served.

Garlic lime honey shrimp 
limes recipes
GARLIC LIME HONEY SHRIMP

4) Main dishes – vegetarian

SESAME SWEET LIME TOFU WITH RICE

This pan fried sesame tofu with sweet lime dressing will definitely bring a sweet and slightly heated flavor to dinner. Quick and simple to make; enjoyed with rice and veggies.

SESAME SWEET LIME TOFU WITH RICE uses 2 limes in this recipe
SESAME SWEET LIME TOFU WITH RICE

GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN TOSTADAS WITH HONEY LIME SAUCE

This potato black bean tostadas recipe is a delicious plant-based spin on traditional Mexican tostadas. Topped with a creamy honey-lime sauce, this meal has a depth of flavor that can’t be beat!

GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN TOSTADAS WITH HONEY LIME SAUCE RECIPE
GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN TOSTADAS WITH HONEY LIME SAUCE

CRISPY CHEESY JACKFRUIT TACOS WITH AVOCADO LIME SAUCE

Spiced and seasoned crispy jackfruit topped with delicious melty vegan cheese then folded and pan-fried until golden brown and crisp. Serve with the most delicious creamy avocado lime sauce!

CRISPY CHEESY JACKFRUIT TACOS WITH AVOCADO LIME SAUCE RECIPE
CRISPY CHEESY JACKFRUIT TACOS WITH AVOCADO LIME SAUCE

5) Side dishes recipes using limes

EASY CHIPOTLE CAULIFLOWER RICE (LOW CARB , KETO-FRIENDLY)

This cilantro lime cauliflower rice is packed with tangy, fresh and roasted flavor. This recipe is healthy and filling. With just 3 ingredients and a little chopping this recipe is a great side for dinner or summer barbecue.

EASY CHIPOTLE CAULIFLOWER RICE (LOW CARB , KETO-FRIENDLY) uses 1 lime in this recipe
EASY CHIPOTLE CAULIFLOWER RICE (LOW CARB , KETO-FRIENDLY)

CILANTRO (CORIANDER) LIME BASMATI RICE

Cilantro (or Coriander) Lime Basmati Rice is quick and easy to make. It’s also incredibly versatile. Pair it with tacos, Chipotle-style bowls, or a meat and vegetable pair of your choice!

Cilantro lime basmati rice limes recipes
CILANTRO LIME BASMATI RICE

6) Sweet treats / baking

LIME AND COCONUT MILK MUFFINS

These Lime and Coconut Milk Muffins are a great combination of flavors that complement one another! They’re perfect for a refreshing summertime snack or on-the-go breakfast.

Lime and coconut milk muffins  recipe
LIME AND COCONUT MILK MUFFINS

FEIJOA CAKE

This feijoa cake is pretty as a picture. With a luscious lime icing and fresh feijoa decorations, this cake looks amazing and tastes even better.

Feijoa cake with lime icing limes recipes
FEIJOA CAKE

LIME SLICE WITH POMEGRANATE FROSTING

Lime Slice with Pomegranate Frosting – tangy lime juice and coconut in a no-bake crushed biscuit base, then topped with a pomegranate frosting.

Lime slice - a great recipe using limes
LIME SLICE WITH POMEGRANATE FROSTING

7) Dessert recipes

TEQUILA KEY LIME PIE

This Tequila Key Lime Pie Recipe is next level delicious and gets a twist from classic key lime pie with the addition of margarita flavors.

TEQUILA KEY LIME PIE - uses 7 limes in this recipe - very tart recipe
TEQUILA KEY LIME PIE

LIME AND COCONUT BAKED CHEESECAKE

Zesty lime gives a lift to this creamy baked cheesecake. Decorate with toasted coconut threads to complete the picture!

Lime And Coconut Baked Cheesecake - uses a couple of limes in this recipe
LIME AND COCONUT BAKED CHEESECAKE

FRUIT SALAD WITH SWEET GINGER LIME DRESSING

Fresh fruit salad with a homemade dressing of ginger and lime to make it all come together.

Fruit salad with sweet ginger lime dressing recipe
FRUIT SALAD WITH SWEET GINGER LIME DRESSING

NO-CHURN LIME ICE CREAM

Easy, creamy and so delicious, No-Churn Lime Ice Cream is so simple to prepare and tastes fantastic! Containing just three ingredients, this recipe will have you enjoying tangy, smooth ice cream with minimum preparation time.

No churn lime ice cream limes recipes
NO-CHURN LIME ICE CREAM


8) Drinks using limes

KEY LIME PIE MILKSHAKE

This Key Lime Pie Milkshake is a lighter take on the classic dessert and one you can enjoy on the go! It’s refreshingly cold and creamy, sweet, and macro-friendly.

KEY LIME PIE MILKSHAKE - a great limes recipe
KEY LIME PIE MILKSHAKE

SIMPLE COCONUT AND LIME SMOOTHIE WITH BLUEBERRIES

A fresh summery smoothie made with coconut, lime and blueberries.

SIMPLE COCONUT AND LIME SMOOTHIE WITH BLUEBERRIES recipe
SIMPLE COCONUT AND LIME SMOOTHIE WITH BLUEBERRIES

NIMBU PANI / SHIKANJI (INDIAN LIMEADE)

Nimbu pani is an Indian-style limeade (or lemonade) made with lime (or lemon), water, salt, sugar, and a few optional spices. This refreshing drink is super easy to make and perfect for summer.

Nimbu Pani / Shikanji (Indian Limeade) - uses 3-4 limes in this recipe
NIMBU PANI / SHIKANJI (INDIAN LIMEADE)

9) Preserves

EASY LIME CURD

This easy homemade lime curd is silky smooth and creamy. It is tart and sweet and full of fresh lime flavour. Use it in pies or tarts, on top of cakes, or as a spread for biscuits or scones.

EASY LIME CURD uses 2 limes in this recipe
EASY LIME CURD

HOW TO MAKE LIME CURD

Lime curd is quick and easy to make, and a bright addition to your brunch or dessert spread. Try it as tarts, on biscuits, or on cheesecake!

How to make lime curd recipe
HOW TO MAKE LIME CURD

10) Do you have more lemons than limes? Try these recipes

THREE EASY HOME BAKING RECIPES USING LEMONS

These three lemon recipes are easy to prepare, and taste great. They use store cupboard ingredients that you are likely to have in your kitchen cupboards or pantry. The microwave Lemon Oat Squares is especially quick and easy.

Recipes for when you have more lemons than limes
THREE EASY HOME BAKING RECIPES USING LEMONS

What are your favourite limes recipes? Please add links in the comments below

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