Ever since I went to Miami for Xmas, I have been hypnotized by Meyer Lemons… a friend of mine brought them to our yoga retreat and never used them. I looked at them everyday – how yellow they were, their soft skins in contrast with regular yellow lemons or limes. We do not have Meyer lemons in Puerto Rico, so I was mostly intrigued by how they would taste.
According to most chefs on the Food Network, Meyer lemons are like a cross between a lemon and an orange, because they taste that much sweeter than a regular lemon. I have substituted Meyer lemon juice in recipes my mixing lemon and orange juices. But I had never actually tasted one in real life. So after a little asking, she gave me some lemons and brought them home…
Meyer Lemons taste a tad bit different than regular yellow lemons – their juice is not as tart, but is not necessarily sweeter. But now that I have these beautiful lemons, what do I do with them… let’s see how a vinaigrette will taste like…
GREEN SALAD WITH MEYER LEMON DRESSING
The juice of 1 Meyer lemon 2 tsp of mustard with horseradish About double of the amount of lemon juice you have Salt and Pepper to taste 5-6 lettuce leaves ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
- In a small glass jar mix together the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake well or whisk together all the ingredients until an emulsion forms.
- Wash the lettuce well and dry. Combine with the cucumber slices. Add a drizzle of the dressing and toss to coat.
Enjoy as a side salad with a delicious Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart.