7 FABULOUS WAYS TO ENJOY LIMES
Grown in Australia, and in peak supply late summer and autumn, the seedless lime has a distinctive flavour with less acidity than lemon. Its thin skin makes it easy to zest, slice and juice.
Smaller deep green limes are picked ripe however, those allowed to ripen a little longer on the tree develop a lighter yellowish green skin and generally contain the most juice.
Limes are a versatile and refreshing fruit that can add flavour and zest to a wide variety of dishes and drinks. Here are 7 fabulous ways to enjoy limes:
- LIME JUICE: Squeeze fresh lime juice into a glass of water, soda or other beverage for a refreshing and citrusy twist. Lime juice is also a great addition to salad dressings, marinades, and sauces.
- LIME ZEST: Grate the outer layer of the lime peel to get the fragrant and flavourful zest. Use the zest to add a bright, citrusy flavour to baked goods, desserts, and salads.
- LIME WEDGES: Cut limes into wedges and serve them alongside your favourite Mexican or Asian dishes. Squeeze a wedge of lime over tacos, burritos, stir-fry or grilled seafood to add a burst of freshness and acidity.
- LIME ICE CUBES: Freeze lime juice in ice cube trays and add them to your favourite drinks for a refreshing twist. This is especially great for cocktails and mocktails.
- LIME SALT: Combine lime zest and sea salt to create a zesty and flavourful seasoning. Use the lime salt to rim glasses for margaritas or sprinkle it over roasted vegetables or grilled meat.
- LIMEADE: Make a refreshing limeade by mixing lime juice, water, and sugar to taste. Serve over ice for a cooling summer drink.
- LIME SORBET: Make a refreshing lime sorbet by blending lime juice, sugar, and water and freezing the mixture until firm. Serve as a dessert or palate cleanser between courses.
TOP TIP: Select vibrant limes that feel heavy for their size. Firmly roll limes on a bench or board before juicing for maximum yield.