Lemons! If you love lemons as much as I do you’re going to love these recipes. June is here and is bringing an endless array of summertime festivities with it. Between Father’s Day, summer weddings and graduation parties, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt has put together an easy and festive selection of recipes and home décor ideas to kick off the summer season in style – with lemons, of course!
For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan create the recipes below here on the Limoneira YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe – videos with more wonderful tips and tricks not detailed in this release will be added to the channel each Friday throughout the month.
Limoneira has also linked with additional global chefs and mixologists, nutritionists, and beauty lifestyle and green cleaning experts that share their knowledge with the customers of our grocery and food service partners around the world. Their biographies can be found on Limoneira’s website.
Take a look at some great new examples below.
Meyer Lemon Salmon & Veggie Kebabs – Because what is summer without BBQ? This easy and healthy treat is perfect for that Father’s Day dinner.
½ lb salmon
2 Limoneira Meyer lemons
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp cilantro
Directions: Slice zucchini and lemons. Then dice cilantro and add to the cooking oil with juice from ½ of a Meyer lemon. For each kebab, use 4 pieces of salmon and 3 slices each of zucchini and lemon. Layer on a barbecue safe skewer and top with some lemon-cilantro oil. Grill for about 15 minutes, rotating 2-3 times until the salmon is fully cooked. Enjoy!
Lemon Coconut Pops – Use this treat to celebrate your favorite new graduate, or just to ring in the summertime.
2 cups coconut milk (from a can)
½ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp raw local honey
Directions: Whisk all ingredients together and pour into a popsicle mould. Freeze for 6+ hours – then enjoy!
Lemon Floral Arrangement – Because no summertime party or wedding is complete without some easy, breezy, lemon-themed décor!
1 wide-mouthed mason jar or clear glass vase
Sliced Limoneira lemons
Flowers of your choosing
Directions: Add lemon slices to jar/vase. Add flowers, and use lemon slices to fill in any remaining gaps. Fill with water and place on a table to brighten up any summer celebrations!
Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living. Subscribe to Limoneira’s Youtube channel for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond.
The Limoneira Company was founded in Ventura County, California in 1893. Today, Limoneira has evolved into a global company whose mission is to preserve and promote its tradition, heritage and legacy in agriculture and community development. With 11,000 acres of agricultural production, Limoneira is the largest provider of lemons and avocados in the United States. In addition to agriculture, Limoneira has a long history of community building. Finally, sustainability has been woven into Limoneira’s fabric for over a century with strategic investments in water, solar, soil, and integrated pest management. For more information, visit www.limoneira.com.
About Megan Roosevelt and Healthy Grocery Girl ®
Megan Roosevelt is an internationally published author, cooking show host and producer as well as a nutrition expert for regional and national television and magazines. In addition to being a plant-based Registered Dietitian, Roosevelt through Healthy Grocery Girl® provides her extensive audience with on-line cooking videos and says “I love helping people get healthy in ways that are realistic and fun”.
Roosevelt is the spokesperson for Limoneira’s Lemons for Life™ campaign and says “As one of the largest growers of lemons in the United States, the partnership with Limoneira made a great deal of sense”, she said. “It’s synergistic. We all know that lemons are among the healthiest products people can integrate into their diets”. Lemons for Life ™ highlights a variety of ways that lemons can be integrated into consumer’s lives. These include recipes, natural cleaning, beauty and health tips as well as lifestyle applications.