Ingredient Spotlight: Meyer Lemons
Lemons are an essential part of a well-stocked kitchen – they keep well in the fridge and you can use them in many different dishes from salads to pastas. In addition to the classic sour lemon, we love its sweet cousin, the Meyer lemon. Although the shape, size and color are virtually the same as a regular lemon, Meyer lemons have a saccharine secret. They have a bit of clementine in their heritage, giving them a citrusy tang without the signature mouth-puckering acidity. Unlike regular lemons, Meyer lemons are edible from outside in. The rind doesn’t have a bitter flavor, so you can even chop it up and add it to relishes or salsas.
A good source of Vitamin C
Giving you a good portion of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C, you can feel good about sipping on Blueberry Meyer Lemonade. Make it even healthier by skipping the simple syrup and sweetening with stevia or honey.
Cooking with Meyer lemons
Try out Meyer lemons in this Sea Scallop Salad. An easy recipe that looks deceptively gourmet, this dish is light and perfect for a no-fuss weekend dinner. Seared scallops are served over crisp radicchio and endive, and drizzled with Meyer Lemon and Pomegranate vinaigrette.
What are your favorite ways to use Meyer lemons?
- Alivia Duran
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