Traditional sweet Mexican Lime Tamales are perfect for the holidays.
It is almost tamale season! I just love tamales, especially during the holidays. When I make tamales, I usually stick to savory ones but this year I really wanted to make a sweet tamal recipe for you. See how easy these tamales are to make in the video below!
Traditional Mexican tamales come in both savory and sweet variations. Lime Tamales are a traditional sweet tamal. For vegan sweet tamales, we use vegan butter and almond milk. A few easy swaps and traditional sweet Lime Tamales can be made vegan!
Masa harina is infused with aromatic lime zest. Whenever I am using the zest of a citrus fruit, I always buy organic if possible. I know that sometimes organic limes aren’t always available and some grocery store don’t carry them. If you can’t find organic, conventional limes are ok to use too. I usually buy my organic limes at Trader Joe’s. They are just a little bit more money than their conventional limes.
These Lime Tamales are also naturally gluten-free! Tamales are great for holiday entertaining because you can make the tamales a day in advance. Tamales reheat beautifully! If you have any extras, freeze them to enjoy later on!