Limes have a rich, sweet, tart taste to them. Limes are not typically eaten on their own, and have a bitter taste to them if you bite into a slice of lime.
When limes are added as a sweetener to foods like guacamole, beverages, rice, Thai dishes, it enhances the flavor of the food, giving it a refreshing lime taste to them. Only a little lime juice is needed to amplify the food or beverage and take it to the next level of flavor.
What to do with lots of limes
There are a few recipes that use a ton of limes, both lime bars, and key lime pie. Each recipe uses 4-8 limes minimum, which will help you to use up your limes when perhaps you have a few too many.
Lime Dessert Ideas
Lime desserts are a refreshing special dessert that isn’t served often. It’s a unique taste to serve to your guests as a burst of flavor that will overwhelm their senses. Try out one of these delicious desserts for your next gathering with family and friends.
Lime cake recipes
Lime cakes have an invigorating taste to them that is sure to go over well with your guests!
- Key lime cake with cream cheese lime frosting – 1-2 limes
- Coconut lime cake – 4 limes
- Lime bundt cake – 2-3 limes
- Iced lime cake – 2 limes
Lime cookie recipes
Lime cookies are a specialty cookie to serve because most people have never tried one before. Bake up a couple dozen lime cookies to impress your guests with their exhilarating lime flavor.
- Lime sugar cookies – 1 lime
- Lime tea cookies – 2 limes
- Lime meltaways dusted with powdered sugar – 1 lime
- Sea salt lime cookies – 1-2 limes
- Coconut and lime sugar cookies – 1-2 limes
- Gingerbread lime cookies – 1 lime
How long are limes good for
Limes last for quite a long time, about 1-2 weeks at room temperature. If you’d like to extend the life of your limes, you can put them in the refrigerator and they should last 3-4 weeks.
Place any half used limes in the refrigerator until you need to use it again.