Besides just being cool to look at - with all those fun greens, limes add zest to foods! (no pun intended) Perhaps you know of a great way to use limes - leave your tip in the Leave a Comment...
Here are a few ideas I found at Whole Foods. br< />
- light, tasty salad dressing: combine lime juice with olive oil, freshly crushed garlic and pepper
- watching salt intake? - lime or lemon juice make a great salt substitute b/c of tartness
- quick meal - toss seasoned cooked brown rice, garden peas, cooked chicked breast pieces, slice almonds (option toasted), lime juice, and lime zest. Warm in microwave. This reminds me - I love Chipolte's lime flavored rice!
- healthy refeshing limeade - to taste: combine freshly squeezed lime juice, better-for-you evaporated cane juice, and sparkling water (or plain water). A will do this summer!
Remember peak season for limes is May through August! But my grocer's bin is filled to top with Mexican limes - so time to enjoy even now!
By the way my limes are almost "ripe" - done being painted that is. ;o)
Wishing you lime tastes,