Lime Fruit Sauce | 3-Ingredients

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This Lime Fruit Sauce is bursting with flavor and perfectly delicious on fresh fruit, salads, and anything else you can think of.

lime sauce in green bowl topped with lime zest

This incredible sauce requires only 3-ingredients and about 5-minutes to make. It’s a recipe from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s family and is a keeper!

You’ll love this lime fruit sauce because it’s…

  • Super simple to make
  • Tangy sweet
  • Great on fruit
  • Absolutely delicious

It’s terrific on a variety of salads, Mexican-themed foods, and especially used as a fresh fruit dip. Check out my recipe for Easy Rainbow Fruit Skewers to bring together a perfect party food. I even created a Lime Cake that uses this sauce as a topping glaze.

If you like key lime pie you’re in luck, because that is exactly what this lime sauce taste like! Amazingly, it is SO EASY and is heavenly!

vegan lime sauce in jar topped with lime zest with fruit in background

How to make this fruit sauce

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

The first thing you’ll need to do for this recipe is to wash your lime well. Next, use a citrus zester by scraping the tool over the lime to remove the zest.

citrus zester being used on a lime

Once the lime’s zest has been removed, slice it in half and juice it. I use a simple manual citrus juicer.

lime on glass juicer with other ingredients in background

Open tofu package and drain any water. If using shelf-stable tofu, there won’t be much water. For the refrigerated tofu, you’ll need to drain and then press all water out.

Place drained and pressed tofu, maple syrup, lime juice, and zest in a blender and blend well until smooth.

vitamix with tofu, lime juice, maple syrup, lime zest

It can be used immediately or chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm up even more. Serve as a dip for fresh fruit or top a fresh garden salad with it.

fruit skewers on white plate in a burst position

This recipe is from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease.

Your Fruit Sauce Questions Answered:

  • Q: What can this fruit sauce be used for besides fruit dip? I love to use this sauce on a garden salad and even on tacos.
  • Q: How long will it last in the refrigerator? It should keep for about 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Q: What other sweeteners can I use? I like to use maple syrup, but other sweeteners such as honey or agave can be substituted.
small jar with lime sauce and spoon with limes in background

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vegan lime sauce in jar topped with lime zest with fruit in background
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Vegan Lime Fruit Sauce

This lime fruit sauce is bursting with flavor and perfectly delicious on fresh fruit, salads, and anything else you can think of.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients 

  • 12 oz box light firm tofu or silken
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus zest to taste

Instructions

  • The first thing you’ll need to do for this recipe is to wash your lime well. Next, use a citrus zester by scraping the tool over the lime to remove the zest.
  • Once the lime’s zest has been removed, slice it in half and juice it. I just a simple manual citrus juicer.
  • Open tofu package and drain any water. If using shelf-stable tofu, there won’t be much water. For the refrigerated tofu, you’ll need to drain and then press all water out.
  • Place drained and pressed tofu, maple syrup, lime juice, and zest in a blender and blend well until smooth.
  • It can be used immediately or chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm up even more. Serve as a dip for fresh fruit or top a fresh garden salad with it.

Video

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
Your Fruit Sauce Questions Answered:
  • Q: What can this fruit sauce be used for besides fruit dip? I love to use this sauce on a garden salad and even on tacos.
  • Q: How long will it last in the refrigerator? It should keep for about 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Q: What other sweeteners can I use? I like to use maple syrup, but other sweeteners such as honey or agave can be substituted.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

Disclaimer

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  1. Tofu bothers my stomach so do you think you could use vegan yogurt? I love all your recipes !!!

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