Macaroons are sticky and sweet by nature, even when they haven't been dipped in chocolate. A Lighter Way to Bake swaps sweetened coconut for plain, adds a sprinkling of sugar and a kiss of lime to make these chewy, summery sweets.
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Whole limes give deep lime flavor to this moist coconut and almond cake. Billows of sweet white chocolate whipped cream float on top.
Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.
Buttery avocadoes brightened with lime make for smooth, creamy, dairy-free ice cream.
A bright, sweet, quick jam to brighten a winter day.
The crumbly shortbread base of these bars contrasts well with its tart lime filling; they're dense enough to be satisfying during the winter, but with enough tang to serve as a reminder that warmer days are ahead. A handful of toasted dried coconut sprinkled on top ties it all together.
A healthy helping of citrus zest, lime marmalade, and a dash of white rum make up the tropical trifecta of flavors in this easy, breezy tart. A dead-simple pastry crust and hearty sprinkling of toasted almonds are a toothsome, well-suited contrast.
Comforting Mexican pot roast is prepared in the slow cooker with saucy beans.
Like stuffed mushrooms, seafood salad isn't a terribly common dish in the US these days. Sure, you'll see ceviche on every other "Latin-inspired" menu, but other than this raw preparation, chilled seafood lovers are often left salad-less. This version from Ottolenghi combines raw fennel and red onion with barely-seared squid and tail-on prawns for an even balance of crunch and chew. To brighten it up, they add a generous squeeze of time, a flurry of its zest, and a spoonful of citrusy sumac. Dill, cilantro, and parsley give the salad an herbaceous finish.
If you have leftover white rice, this is one delicious make-over you can give it in a jiffy. The sourness of the lime is subdued by the fragrant oil, giving you a savoury rice that is easy to impress with.
These easy peasy buttery scones are a cinch to mix with a pastry cutter and in the oven in 15 minutes.
In this ice cream, blueberries are cooked into a rich jam with lime, star anise, and cinnamon, then blended into a custard for an ice cream that tastes like blueberry cobbler, but a lot more interesting.
Charred grilled corn with spicy harissa paste flavored with lime, garlic, cumin, and fresh mint.
With the unmistakable flavor of juniper, and a twist of citrus, The Ice Creamists maintain this concoction has "enough alcohol for a kick in the bolsheviks."
A creamy, tangy fro-yo rich with mango sweetness and lime.
Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated on hot summer days.
A full-bodied, caramely limeade sweetened with panela.
Cucumbers and celery, intensely flavored with garlic, ginger, and lime juice, are served on top of sliced avocado.
There are few dishes more evocative of Southern simplicity than a bowl of fresh beans with butter. Matt and Ted Lee's recipe for butter beans in their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, is no exception. Their version dresses up the humble bean just a bit with butter (of course) and bright lime juice and mint for a taste that it at once butter-rich and herbaceously refreshing. Even with these accouterments, the process couldn't be easier--simmer the beans until warm and tender, toss with tiny butter pieces until melted, and dress with juice, zest, and herbs.
Home Made Summer combines the tang of lime and tropical richness of coconut to make a cheesecake that pleases the eyes as much as the palate.