Lime Recipes

Browse lime recipes ranging from desserts to drinks. Allrecipes has more than 520 trusted lime recipes complete with ratings, reviews and mixing tips.

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Mojito

Rating: 3.61 stars
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A refreshing Havana-inspired rum drink. For when you're expecting Hemingway over, or just having a barbeque on a nice summer day.

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)

Rating: 4.38 stars
312
The quintessential Thai soup.

Big M's Spicy Lime Grilled Prawns

Rating: 4.04 stars
57
Succulent and moist grilled prawns. Serve with salad, potatoes, and bread. Enjoy!

Key Lime Cream Pie

Rating: 4.51 stars
53
Flavorful pie named after key limes, found in the Florida Keys. Garnish each slice with whipped cream if you like.

Mesclun and Mango Salad with Ginger Carrot Dressing

Rating: 4.27 stars
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Very simple to make. Great on a hot day and when you want something refreshing. The dressing adds an Asian twist.

The Real Mojito

Rating: 4.74 stars
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This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Rating: 4.71 stars
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This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips of this vodka, ginger beer, and lime concoction, no one will care.

Lime Cilantro Rice

Rating: 4.43 stars
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Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.

The Perfect Margarita

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Mastering the margarita requires a certain amount of practice, but once you dial-in your perfect ratio, it's a really easy cocktail to replicate. The classic recipe is 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, and 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice, and you should probably start off pretty close to that, but my personal favorite proportions are 4-3-2.

Key Lime Pie VII

Rating: 4.8 stars
4109
This recipe uses condensed milk and sour cream. Fabulously easy. . . a summertime favorite! If you have time, a homemade graham cracker crust is better! Garnish with whipped cream and thin slices of lime if you like.

Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)

Rating: 4.54 stars
24
This is Mexican street food at its finest. Anytime I visit El Paso or Mexico the craving of elote en vaso steps into high gear. Now anytime I crave this I whip it up at home, except I make it fancy by serving it in a pretty glass instead of the traditional Styrofoam® cup. No matter how you serve it the taste is sweet, crunchy, fiery, and juicy. This is a very loose recipe. Feel free to adjust the proportions of lime juice, crema, cheese, and spices to taste!

Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

Rating: 4.51 stars
325
Thin strips of chicken breast are simmered in broth with jalapenos, onion, garlic and lime and then combined with avocado and topped with crisp corn tortilla strips in this spicy soup.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Rating: Unrated
29
The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic.

Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

Rating: 4.68 stars
205

Similar to Chipotle's® barbacoa. Great over nachos, in tacos, and burritos.