Inspired living

Mini Lime Tarts Recipe

Lee Holmes' Healthy and Gluten-free Mini Lime Tarts Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

Could a dessert possibly be cuter than this?! These mini lime tarts are just as tasty as they are mini. With ingredients like coconut and lime coming together, it’s a match made in heaven. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to this sugar-, dairy- and guilt-free dessert.

Makes: 6-8 medium tarts or 12 mini tarts



  • Base
  • 250g cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1½ cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp rice-malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp Supercharged Foods Love Your Gut Powder * (optional)

  • Filling
  • 250mL coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp cacao butter
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • Zest 2 limes
  • Juice 1 lime
  • Lime slices, lime zest & coconut yoghurt, to serve
  1. Grease 6 individual tart tins with light layer of coconut oil.
  2. To make base, combine cashews, coconut, coconut oil, rice-malt syrup and powder in food processor until crumbly dough forms.
  3. Neatly press into tart tins and place in freezer for 2 hours to set.
  4. After 1½ hours, prepare filling by gently heating coconut cream and cacao butter in small saucepan over low heat. Transfer to bowl and stir in stevia, vanilla and lime juice and zest. Place bowl in freezer for 15 mins to let cool slightly.
  5. To assemble tarts, carefully pour filling into tart shells and leave to set in fridge for at least 1 hour or until needed.
  6. Serve with extra lime slices, lime zest and dollop of coconut yoghurt if desired.
  7. * Available at most health-food stores.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.