Herbed Honey Lime Sauce Recipe
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Herbed Honey Lime Sauce Recipe

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This savory sauce can be kept in the refrigerator to serve over a variety of meats. It's quick to prepare and adds a pleasant surprise to your meal.—National Honey Board, Mary R Humann, Longmont, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 42 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in broth, honey, lime juice, mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Serve with turkey, chicken, fish or pork. Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Herbed Honey Lime Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p23

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 216601
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This is a really good sauce you can use with a variety of meats, and quick to prepare."

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