10 Lime Recipes We Love

10 Lime Recipes We Love

By Felipe Benavides on April, 12 2018
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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

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lime_on_treeWe love limes in our food and our drinks! They can add a little zing and zest to many of our favorite recipes. Limes have a high acid content and tartness, and this helps to make limes a powerful cooking ingredient for a wide range of dishes!

Use limes in cocktails, desserts, and meat dishes to enhance the flavor. All it takes is a squeeze of lime or a sprinkling of lime zest to add a little zing! The Bearss lime is the most widely used and a favorite for recipes. We like to use them in recipes because their thin green rind is super easy to squeeze! Easy squeezing makes it a breeze to apply lime flavor to a variety of recipes. How do you like to use limes?


Ten Lime Recipes We Love


Make San Diego Grilled Chicken: Southern California offers perfect barbecue weather. This is a sweet and sour chicken recipe – SoCal style. You will need two limes, zested and juiced. Stir the lime juice and lime zest with the other ingredients, such as orange and lemons and add the marinade mixture to the chicken breasts. Click here for the full recipe!

Make Honey Limeade: You will need one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice and one lime to make this refreshing drink. Stir the lime juice with honey, ice cubes and five cups of ice-cold water. Enjoy!

Make a Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon: Use fresh lime juice in combination with mustard to add a tasty tang to grilled salmon! Coat the salmon with the marinade, which includes olive oil, mustard, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

Make a Mojito: This classic Cuban cocktail requires one ounce of fresh lime juice in addition to white rum and mint garnish.

Make a Bombay Fizz: Cocktail hour is a lot more fun with this easy-to-make drink. Stir fresh lime juice, gin, orange-blossom water, simple syrup, salt, and seltzer in a pitcher and toast to good times!

Make Beef and Cabbage Tacos: Use one lime to make fresh lime juice and one teaspoon of grated lime zest to add zing to this beef taco dish. Taco Tuesday can be every day!

Make Watermelon Mini Wedges: This amazing snack will be the hit at your next party! You will need the zest of one lime mixed with sugar and salt. Add to watermelon wedges and serve!

Make Shrimp Ceviche: Add ½ cup of fresh lime juice to the shrimp and let it stand for 15 minutes. Mix another ½ cup of lime juice with cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, red onions, and for some heat, add serrano chilis!

Make Linguine with Clams and Lime: Turn up the notch to the classic linguine and clams dish by adding lime juice and lime zest.

Make a No Bake Lime Mousse Torte: Tart and tangy lovers are going to want to try this recipe! You will need at least 2/3 cup lime juice and two tablespoons of grated lime zest. Click here for the full recipe and directions.


Enjoy Limes Today: Buy a Tree at Fruit Producing Age!


Buy a tree at fruit producing age to enjoy the juiciest limes bursting with citrus flavor. Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location to find the perfect lime trees.

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