Cheaper Lime Juice and Other Ways to Use Sale-Priced Limes

Photo by Florian Maul
During the summer, finding limes on sale 10 or sometimes even 20 for $1 is not unusual.  Limes are not used as frequently as lemons, but there is plenty you can do with them if you want to take advantage of the sale.  
Consider the following:
  • Make a refreshing summer snack.  Peel and slice cucumbers and drizzle them with the juice of one lime.  The lime juice adds a kick to the cucumbers and makes them even better. 
  • Use them to make key lime pie.  Purists may complain that there is a difference between key limes and regular limes, but others say there is no difference.  Use a site like to find a plethora of key lime pie recipes. 
  • Make fish tacos.  Part of the flavor for fish tacos is based on a splash of lime juice.  Use your limes to cook up a variety of Latin dishes. 
  • Freeze for later use.  Enjoy the taste of fresh limes all winter long if you don’t live in a warm locale like Florida or California.  Roll the limes on the table briefly, cut in half and squeeze into a large bowl (so you don’t lose any of the juice).  Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.  Frozen lime juice stays good several months, long enough to see you through the winter.
The next time you see a great deal on limes, take advantage of the sale and stock up.  Even if you can’t use them all right away, you can freeze the juice for later use.  If you have only used processed lime juice before, you will be impressed with the taste difference when using fresh.
What ways are you using lime juice in your home?

Melissa, a mom to three little ones (ages 7, 3 and 1) blogs at Mom's Plans where she writes about living a fulfilling life on less and focuses on cutting expenses, budgeting, paying down debt, saving money and once a month cooking.