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Meyer lemons are a citrus hybrid between a lemon and a mandarin: not too tart, not too sweet, they’re seasonal perfection. Their popularity started in the west when Martha Stewart began using them in her recipes, though they’d already been featured in Asian cuisine for several years. Today, they’re nearly ubiquitous on the market… and for good reason! Today we’re bringing together the very best of what the Internet has to offer by way of meatless Meyer lemon recipes. When life gives you lemons, you don’t have to make lemonade!
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Organic broccolini and spinach come together in a delicious soup, featuring Meyer lemon as the sweet-and-tangy element bringing these slightly bitter greens together. Cream or a vegan substitute give the soup its smooth, satisfying texture.
We’re not the only ones pairing bitter rapini and Meyer lemon; this delicious recipe for rapini with chile and Meyer lemon brings the citrus fruit even more to the forefront of the dish, with only six ingredients to create a delectable side or light main.
Meyer lemon also adds a bit of zest to this kale caesar salad. This vegan version of the Italian-American restaurant staple features silken tofu, crunchy hazelnuts, and a hearty helping of Meyer lemon juice to tie everything together. This will soon become your new staple Caesar recipe!
For a bit more substance, consider adding pasta to the mix. This creamy avocado linguine is flavored with sweet-and-sour Meyer lemon and peppery arugula for a healthy and delicious dish you’ll love.
Of course, Meyer lemon also makes a great condiment. Our recipe for preserved lemons uses Meyer lemons; their sweet flavor is perfect as an accompaniment to tajines and couscous.
For something with a more Indian vibe, this Meyer lemon and cherry chutney is a delicious addition to your table. Serve it alongside your favorite Indian dishes for a sweet-and-tangy treat.