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

15 min prep
Canarino Recipe Recipe Image

Canarino Recipe

15 min prep
Greek Lemon Soup Recipe Image

Greek Lemon Soup

20 min prep
Lemon Potato Salad Recipe Image

Lemon Potato Salad

20 min prep
Berry Granita Recipe Image

Berry Granita

15 min prep

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