Healthy Lime Recipes

Find healthy, delicious lime recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Coconut Margarita

Coconut water brings just enough sweetness to this frozen coconut margarita to add flavor to the drink without making it too sweet. The lime juice and Coco López give this drink a tropical flavor, while the tequila and triple sec make it taste like a solid margarita.
By Karen Rankin

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4 stars 1
This moist blueberry zucchini bread is spiked with fresh blueberries and has a subtle tang thanks to lime juice. Enjoy this easy zucchini bread for breakfast or a light dessert.
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By Pam Lolley

Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Taco Bowls

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
A bold, smoky marinade elevates roasted cauliflower in this meal-prep version of our popular Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos (see Associated Recipes). To cut down on prep time, look for precut cauliflower in the produce department. You can also save time by using microwaveable quinoa pouches (you'll need one 8-ounce pouch for this recipe) instead of cooking quinoa.
By Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Shrimp & Avocado Crema

Rating: 5 stars 3
These healthy Southwestern cauliflower rice bowls, topped with black beans, corn and smoky chipotle shrimp, get a cool-down from homemade avocado crema and take just 30 minutes to make.
By Carolyn Casner

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This no-bake Key lime cheesecake is a tart and refreshing dessert that takes shape with just a few hours in the fridge. If you like a crispy crust, you can bake it at 350°F until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before adding the filling.
By Carolyn Casner

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This healthy cucumber-avocado salad takes just five minutes to prep. Lime juice and fresh herbs boost the bright flavors in this crunchy and creamy salad that's a perfect side dish for grilled chicken, fish or steak. This recipe calls for an English cucumber, which doesn't have to be peeled, but regular cucumbers work well too--just peel them before slicing.

Avocado & Corn Salad

Rating: 5 stars 5
In this fresh summer salad recipe, sweet corn and honey balance nicely with tomatoes, avocado and lime juice. Bring it along to your next summer picnic or pair it with grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy weeknight meal.
By Ali Ramee

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

This frozen watermelon margarita is refreshingly balanced with sweet watermelon and tart lime juice. Seasoning around the rim offers a little heat. Feel free to swap out the watermelon for cantaloupe or honeydew for a different take.
By Britney Victoria Alston

One-Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A simple marinade of lime juice, zest and spices like cumin and chili powder creates quick flavor in this juicy cilantro-lime chicken. Slice the chicken and enjoy over salad greens, in a taco or with rice.
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By Julia Levy

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

Rating: 5 stars 1
This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in cups instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elote without the mess.
By Breana Killeen

Pineapple-Cilantro Agua Fresca

When you want to sip on something fruity and refreshing, make this agua fresca. Popular throughout Mexico and South America, this fruit-infused water blends pineapple and water with lime juice and cilantro for even more flavor. The fruit is pureed and can be strained, but we skip the latter step for a thicker beverage. You can spike it if you want; stir 1 1/2 ounces of rum into each serving.
By Laura Kanya

Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 2
Swap out some of the usual lime juice in your margaritas with fresh grapefruit juice for a refreshing spin on the classic drink. Red grapefruit makes for a particularly pretty cocktail. Unlike many frozen margaritas served at restaurants, these cocktails have no additional sweetener.
By Paula Forbes
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Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Shrimp Tacos
Rating: Unrated 2
These easy shrimp tacos are inspired by the seafood tacos in Baja California.
Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Asparagus
Rating: Unrated 1
This sheet-pan shrimp and asparagus is a complete meal all on one pan! The shrimp and asparagus cook perfectly together. Crushed red pepper adds a dash of heat while lime juice brightens the dish.
Nonalcoholic Strawberry Margaritas

A frozen virgin strawberry margarita is a refreshing way to cool down on warm days. This margarita mocktail, which calls for only five ingredients, uses a bit of agave nectar to blunt the tartness of lime juice and fresh strawberries.