So apparently lemons are not all equal. Mindblowing, right? I recall a segment on the Martha Stewart show many years ago where she focused an entire segment on making Martha Stewart Meyer lemon preserves. Honestly I had never heard of a Meyer lemon before. Weren’t lemons just lemons? And who on earth dedicates over 30 minutes to feature lemons?
Fast forward to a few years ago when I was wandering in the market and these citrus beauties caught my eye and I thought, what the heck? Let’s see if these are noticeably different from their genetic counterpart.
For starters they appear smaller, more round, smooth, and a deeper yellow in color. But what really caught my attention was the flavor. Wow. They have a sweeter citrus flavor as compared to the acid and sour standard lemon. How did it take me this long to give them a try? Once I turned to Meyer lemons, I really never went back.
Try making a salad and using olive oil and Meyer lemon for dressing. It tastes SO good. And best part, they are currently in season.
Don’t wait as long as I did to give them a try. Enjoy!