what to do with limes


  • what to do with limes

    Posted by gods-child on February 17, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    i have been kindly gifted a dozen limes

    what do i do with them…??

    not used limes before and value your recommendations on how to use or store them

    could i use them for household cleaners

    should i dehydrate them

    i am open to any and all you can recommend for a complete noobie

    i am in the UK and not setup for canning per-se


    BLTN replied 9 months, 1 week ago 9 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • UtahRick

    February 17, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    You can season beef, chicken, pork and some seafood with lime.

    • gods-child

      February 18, 2023 at 12:01 am


      i like the seasoning route

      what about the peels…??

      what can i do with the peels apart from composting them…??

  • DukeSilver

    February 18, 2023 at 2:06 am

    Candied peels

    Moroccan preservation should work even though they aren’t lemons

    Same for making limoncello

    Lime salt

    Lime sugar


    That’s what I could come up with.

  • DoubleS

    February 18, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Simplest answer- juice them and add the juice to a glass of water. I enjoy a spritz of fresh lime juice in my water.

    Slice and dehydrate if you enjoy making herbal teas. I did this with lemons and quickly found hibiscus lemon tea is wonderful.

    Lime juice is great on Mexican dishes- tacos, Spanish rice, salsas, etc.

    If you make your own salad dressings, lime juice is a nice addition.

    Cut them into quarters, smash them into a glass jar or crock, add a lot of salt, and allow to ferment. Search “preserved limes” for more on this technique.

    Add cut limes to water, add a little sugar, and allow to ferment for a couple days. The resulting liquid is a great immune boosting drink.

  • KAJ

    March 24, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    I make lime pie -(former Floridian so really it’s key lime pie, but I use whatever limes I have. )

    Juice them, add 2 cans sweetened condensed milk and mix. Prepare a Graham cracker crust with melted butter and about 1 1/2 packs of Graham crackers and bake about 35 minutes .

  • TxDairyPharmer

    March 27, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Lime curd. You can put it in fridge or can in jelly jars by water bath method.

    • gods-child

      March 30, 2023 at 10:52 am

      thank you

  • MiniFarmFresh

    August 3, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    We use like to season our pork (specially pork belly) and seafood. When I find them at good price I buy about 30 of them. Juice them and freeze the juice in sandwich size bags. I pull one out as I need them and keep the thawed in a tiny jar in the fridge (use within 1 week)

  • MCGardens

    September 4, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I cut my limes/lemons in half & juice them into a pourable measuring cup and then pour into icecube trays 1/2- 3/4 full (depending on preference) and freeze. Once frozen I remove the cubes & bag them up in ziplock freezer bag (using a straw to “vacuum seal” I insert straw then seal bag up to straw . Holding/bag I suck out as much air as possible & seal completely as I pull the straw out. Put into freezer & take out as needed. I’ve done this for years. Use in water, soda or on chicken/pork/seafood as desired.

  • BLTN

    October 15, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    I slice them & dehydrate, then store in a vacuum sealed jar. In hot weather they can be added to a simple glass of water, in cold weather to a cup of hot tea, if I’m feeling the sniffles coming on I can put in a cup of hot water with raw local honey. My haul was so small I didn’t bother with the peels, but if I had more I would put them in vinegar for a cleaning solution.

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