18 Times A Little Lime Went A Long Way (RECIPES)

You should always keep a couple of limes stocked in your kitchen.

There are times when you want your citrus to shine. Like when you're making a key lime pie. Or if you're getting showy with a blood orange salad. But for other occasions, citrus -- and lime in particular -- really does its best work when used in the background, to freshen up a chicken recipe with a quick squeeze or to help brighten the flavors of a hearty winter soup. With just a little bit of lime, your otherwise mediocre meals are instantly upgraded.

Lime is a solid choice in most Mexican-style dishes, but it's also well used in Asian recipes. And then there's dessert, where a hint of lime really does its finest work. Check out the recipes below and let us convince you of why you should always keep a couple limes on hand at home.

1
Chipotle Lime Butter Whole Roasted Chicken
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2
BLT Tostadas
Bev Cooks
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3
Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls With Lime Quinoa
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4
Grilled Okra With Sriracha Lime Salt
Beth Kirby | {local milk}/Food52
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5
Mango-Pineapple Salsa
Brown Eyed Baker
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6
Cold Marinated Sirloin Noodle Bowl
Macheesmo
7
Sesame Seared Tuna With Lime Ginger Vinaigrette
Steamy Kitchen
8
Thai Coconut Corn And Mushroom Soup
Bev Cooks
9
Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
James Ransom/Food52
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10
Sweet Corn And Chicken Skillet
Macheesmo
11
Tequila Lime Chicken And Black Bean Burritos
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12
Salsa Verde Chicken Soup
Bev Cooks
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13
Grilled Lime Sweet Potatoes
Simply Recipes
14
Lime And Tarragon Aioli With Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks
James Ransom/Food52
15
Lime N' The Coconut Mini Cheesecakes
James Ransom/Food52
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16
Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas With Pomegranate Salsa
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17
Spicy Beer Braised Lime Chicken Enchiladas
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18
Quinoa Salad With Mango, Snap Peas, Ginger & Lime
Alexandra Cooks

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