Cancer Protective Diet

Lemon: The Super Citrus – Use it with Everything

Lemon is the super citrus! Lemons are one of my favorite pantry staples — I always have them on hand. I used to think of lemons as only good as a garnish for drinks,...

First: The base: Lemon juice makes a great base for marinating grilled fish and meat, and also for roasting fish or chicken. Diluted with a little water it can step in for dry white wine to deglaze a pan or to start a risotto.

Second:The enhancer: Adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the pot at the end of cooking will liven up the flavor of many soups and stews. It can transform store-bought mayonnaise. It works for sweets too. Adding lemon juice to fruits and berries brings out their flavor rather as salt does with savory foods.

Third: The light touch: Lemon zest adds a subtle, sweet lemony-ness to veggies, pastas, pizzas and rice as well as to cakes and desserts. It also makes a delicious tisane which helped me get through my chemo taste bud wars.

All the recipes here use lemons either in a supporting role or as the star. Check them out, and you’ll learn to make lemons into more than just lemonade!

Lemon Mayonnaise Recipe Image

Lemon Mayonnaise

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Lemony Mushroom Pasta Recipe Image

Lemony Mushroom Pasta

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Goat Cheese, Onion, Spinach & Lemon Pizza Recipe Image

Goat Cheese, Onion, Spinach & Lemon Pizza

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Lemony Berry Parfait Recipe Image

Lemony Berry Parfait

Rated 5 out of 5
Canarino Recipe Recipe Image

Canarino Recipe

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep
Greek Lemon Soup Recipe Image

Greek Lemon Soup

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Fish Roasted in Lemons & Tahini Recipe Image

Fish Roasted in Lemons & Tahini

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Kale & Lemon Barlotto Recipe Image

Kale & Lemon Barlotto

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Lemon-Soy Baked Tofu Steaks Recipe Image

Lemon-Soy Baked Tofu Steaks

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Lemon Potato Salad Recipe Image

Lemon Potato Salad

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Lemon-Lime Cilantro Fish Tacos Recipe Image

Lemon-Lime Cilantro Fish Tacos

Rated 4 out of 5
10 min prep
Lemon Poppyseed Cookies Recipe Image

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Citrus Macerated Strawberries Recipe Image

Citrus Macerated Strawberries

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Lemon & Rosemary Baked Fish Recipe Image

Lemon & Rosemary Baked Fish

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Lemon-Soy Baked Fish Recipe Image

Lemon-Soy Baked Fish

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Pot-Roasted Lemon Chicken & Potatoes Recipe Image

Pot-Roasted Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

Rated 3 out of 5
20 min prep
Raspberry Lemon Ice Pops Recipe Image

Raspberry Lemon Ice Pops

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Lemon Ginger Scones Recipe Image

Lemon Ginger Scones

Rated 4 out of 5
29 min prep
Berry Granita Recipe Image

Berry Granita

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep

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