Add some zest to your cooking with lime flavoring. Here's 3 of the best Persian lime juice recipes to try today to complement your drinks, dishes, and desserts!
Lime flavoring adds a bit of excitement to any recipe. The unique tartness of lime is perfect for a wide variety of dishes, from desserts to drinks.
If you're interested in trying some new lime juice recipes, consider using fresh Persian limes in your next dish. Persian limes are great for cooking, and they have many health benefits. Read on for three delicious and easy recipes you can make using Persian lime juice.
Cooking With Persian Limes
Persian limes are great for cooking and baking because they're large, usually seedless, and super juicy. They're also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Persian limes are usually stocked in most grocery stores.
Persian Lime Juice Recipes
Persian lime juice is a great complement to many foods. A squeeze of lime over a salad or meat dish can bring the flavors to the next level. Here are three recipes where lime gets to shine center stage.
Persian Lime Pie
You can easily make a classic key lime pie using Persian limes instead. Persian limes are often much easier to find in the store than key limes are, and they're easier to juice.
For this recipe, you'll need:
- 2/3 cup of Persian lime juice and 2 tsp grated lime zest (about 3-4 limes)
- 14 oz can of condensed milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 6 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
Mix the crust ingredients, press into a pie pan, and bake for 7 minutes. Then whisk together all the ingredients for the filling. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 20 minutes.
Let the pie cool for an hour, then place it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Before serving, beat together the topping. Finish the pie with whipped topping, lime slices, and lime zest for garnish.
If you're looking for simple recipes using fresh limes, limeade is perfect. A refreshing drink on a hot day or whenever you need a tart pick-me-up, limeade is quick and easy to make using fresh Persian lime juice.
- 1 cup of Persian lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
- 7 to 8 cups of water
- 1 cup of sugar
Combine the lime juice and water in a large pitcher. Stir in sugar to taste. Allow the limeade to chill before serving. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Lime Cilantro Rice
This flavorful rice is the perfect side dish to pair with your favorite meats or veggies.
- 2 tbsp Persian lime juice and 1 tsp lime zest
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp butter
Boil the water, then stir in the rice and butter. Set heat to low and let the rice simmer until it's tender. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro just before serving, and enjoy.
Delicious Citrus Recipes
Fresh lime is such a unique flavor that can bring so many dishes to life. These Persian lime juice recipes are just a small sample of the benefits of using limes in the kitchen.
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