Healthy Key Lime Tart Recipe

When life gives you limes, make a key lime tart. Or many key lime tarts -Me

Since I had an intense craving for key limes this past week, I decided to create a key lime tart recipe to share with all of you.

Now I must say, there are a ton of healthy key lime dessert recipes out there but I made this all my own by swapping out certain ingredients and tweaking the process a little bit.

With any good key lime tart recipe, it starts with the most important ingredient: LIMES!

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After searching high and low for key limes here in Chicago, I finally snagged a bag at my local grocery store and was super excited. There’s something about the extra tart yet oddly sweet key lime that satisfies even the most super sour craving.

One thing I don’t like about key limes are the seeds. Though they are small, they are loaded with seeds especially when compared to their regular-lime counterpart.

healthy key lime tart recipe

I wanted to incorporate coconut into my recipe since I feel that lime and coconut compliment one another pretty well. So I came up with fool-proof coconut crust recipe that holds together nicely and has a slight sweetness to it.

Keep in mind that these can be made completely raw so you can skip the bake process. However after trying both baked and raw coconut crust, I must say that the baked held together much better and gave it a nice contrast effect.

healthy key lime tart recipe

For these tarts, you can easily use match green powder or even a dash of spirulina to create a green tart. I didn’t have either ingredient on hand so I relied on the key lime zest to add some color and texture to my tarts. Plus, it helped to enhance the flavor which was wonderful. Just look at that color!

healthy key lime tart recipe

I had a lot of key lime zest left over so I used it as garnish on the final product. I really liked the contrast that it provided. Not to mention, the flavor was on point.

healthy key lime tart recipe

I do recommend letting these sit for 5-10 minutes out of the freezer to allow for a more softer consistency. However, I have eaten them completely frozen solid before and I must say, they are very satisfying; especially during the hot summer months.

healthy key lime tart recipe

healthy key lime tart recipe

healthy key lime tart recipe

Without further adieu, here is the recipe. ENJOY!

Healthy Key Lime Tart Recipe

Healthy Key Lime Tart Recipe

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 tbs vegan butter (I used smart balance-coconut spread)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1.5 tbs honey
    For the filling:
  • 1 cup cashews soaked and drained (soaked for at least an hour)
  • Juice from 4-5 key limes
  • 1.5 tbs key lime zest
  • 4-5 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Begin by mixing all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor until well blended. Mixture should be slightly sticky.
  2. Press mixture into lined cupcake tin and place in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until desired color is achieved.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool while you gather the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix all ingredients for filling in a food processor until the mixture is completely smooth. For a more runnier mixture (which is easier for pouring), you can add 2 tbs milk of choice or water.
  5. Once crust has completely cooled, pour filling on top and place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
  6. Once frozen, remove from freezer and let defrost for about 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with lime zest or coconut flakes as desired.
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