Healthy Lime Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4 stars 2
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

Esquites (Mexican Corn)

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

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.

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

Moscow Mule Mocktail

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this Moscow Mule mocktail, the slightly spicy flavor of ginger is balanced with fresh lime juice for a tart and refreshing drink. If you can't find ginger syrup in stores, you can easily make your own.
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By Liv Dansky

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
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.

Piña Colada Nice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 1
Get all the tropical flavors you love in a piña colada in this creamy dairy-free dessert. This ice cream alternative gets its sweetness from pineapple and coconut and is just as delicious with or without the optional rum. Either way, it's sure to put you in a beachy state of mind--not bad for a treat that takes just 10 minutes to whip up in your food processor.
By Carolyn Casner

Mojito Mocktails

Rating: 5 stars 2
These minty mojito mocktails would be great at a luncheon, a brunch, a baby shower, a pool party--basically whenever you find that a cool, refreshing beverage would be welcome. Be sure to add the ice cubes and sparkling water just before serving to avoid diluting this pitcher cocktail (which is easily doubled to serve a crowd, by the way).

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip

Rating: 4 stars 4
Creamy melted cheese brings sweet corn and spicy jalapeño together with a nice pop of brightness from lime juice and cilantro in this tasty dip inspired by Mexican elote and esquites. This creamy and satisfying dish can be served with tortilla chips and veggies for dipping.

Citrus Lime Tofu Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
This veggie-packed salad has plenty of protein and fiber, so you'll feel full and satisfied. Prep the ingredients ahead of time for an easy vegan lunch idea to pack for work.
By Katie Webster

Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
You'll end up with more peanut sauce than you need in this zucchini noodle recipe, and that's a good thing! It makes a great dip or stir-fry sauce.

Coconut Margarita

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
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By Karen Rankin
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Inspiration and Ideas

Avocado & Corn Salad
Rating: Unrated 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.
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.
Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu
Rating: 4 stars 6

Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them--perfect tofu every time.