Meyer Lemon Hummus

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Meyer Lemon Hummus

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Try something new this year and make your own hummus. Made from five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to “chickpeas.” These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. A whole Meyer Lemon provides cancer fighting Phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenes. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.


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Ingredients

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 whole Meyer Lemon
  • 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut Meyer Lemon into quarters and remove any seeds
  2. Add the whole slices, including the skin, into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place all other ingredients, except for salt and optional garnish, into food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Ad salt to taste.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  7. Garnish with a dash of paprika or parsley sprigs

Notes

  • Citrus fruit peels contain Terpenes that may protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants. Terpenes are one of thousands of Phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 172
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 0
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Mandarin Pistachio Goat Cheese Truffles

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 14 1x

Description

Mandarin Pistachio Goat Cheese Truffles: these festive citrus filled cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are packed full of creamy mandarin flavored goat cheese, sweet dried cranberries, and crunchy pistachios.


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Ingredients

  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Mandarin juice or Meyer Lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted (or regular) pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup minced italian flat leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese, mandarin juice, and honey until light and fluffy. Add in half of the pecans & pistachios, stir to combine.
  2. Line countertop with parchment paper. Mix together remaining pecans, pistachios, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and parsley. Place mixture in the center of parchment paper.
  3. Scoop out a round of cheese mixture with a large cookie scooper and toss in nut mixture until coated. Repeat with until all truffles are coated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 3 days before if stored in an airtight container.

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10 Minute Peach & Spring Mix Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Description

All you need is 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this tasty and super healthy summer salad


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Ingredients

Salad

  • 5 Summeripe Yellow Peaches or Nectarines, sliced
  • 1 large package or 16 oz baby spring mix
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 package or 4 oz of crumbled goat cheese
  • Handful pecans

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

For the dressing

  1. Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a jar or a container with a good sealing lid. Add in salt, pepper, and honey. Shake vigorously.
  2. Adjust ingredients according to taste.

For the Salad

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Pour some of the dressing in a circle along the inside edge of the bowl to help ensure an even coating. Toss to combine. Adding more dressing to taste.

Notes

  • The vinaigrette will keep on the counter for several weeks. Oil & vinegar will separate, just shake to combine!
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Summeripe White Stone Fruit Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20

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Ingredients

  • 5 Summeripe White Peaches and/or Nectarines, cut into bite size chunks
  • 12 fresh strawberries, stems removed & quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/22 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • Handful or crushed candied pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Toss the Summeripe white peaches/nectarines and strawberries together in a large bowl with the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes so the fruit has chance to macerate.
  3. Before serving, add mint and candied nuts, tossing gently to combine.

Notes

  • Don’t worry if the salad is too tart or too sweet. Simply add more honey or sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.
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Summeripe Nectarine, Basil & Feta Salad

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Category: salads
  • Method: fresh
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Summeripe Nectarines, fresh basil, tomatoes, & feta come together to make a savory & delicious summer salad.


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Ingredients

  • 5 Summeripe Yellow Nectarines, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Heaping handful of fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine Summeripe yellow nectarines, cherry tomatoes, basil, & olive oil into a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Add in feta and gently toss to combine all ingredients. Adding more salt, pepper, or olive oil if desired.

Keywords: salads

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The BLTPA Salad (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, PEACH, & Avocado Salad)

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Description

Sure, BLT’s are nice but have you ever had a BLTPA? This Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, PEACH, & Avocado salad combines everything you love into one big healthy bowl of goodness.


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Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/22 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt & pepper

For the salad

  • 23 handfuls of spinach or chopped romaine
  • 34 Summeripe yellow peaches, sliced or diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  2. Pour over the assembled salad ingredients, toss and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • 4 servings as a appetizer
  • 2 servings as a dinner salad

Keywords: salad

Summer Fruit Salad

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Summer Fruit Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Mountain View
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Category: salads

Description

Talk about simple & healthy! This Summer fruit salad features all of your favorite stone fruits with a little berry twist.


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Ingredients

  • 2 yellow peaches, sliced
  • 2 yellow nectarines, sliced
  • 2 plums, sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 cups Estate Vineyards grapes (green, red, and/or black grapes)
  • 1 ½ cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Handful of crushed candied pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Drizzle dressing onto the fruit and gently toss to combine. Adjust dressing to taste if needed. Sprinkle candied pecans on top.
  4. Serve immediately or let chill in the refrigerator for later.

Notes

  • Serve as a side dish or add some whipped cream for a tasty dessert.

Keywords: salads

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Brilliant Meyer Lemon Pepper Shrimp Cocktail

  • Author: Lisa Huckabay
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 12 1x

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Ingredients

  • 12 shrimp, raw and deveined with shells removed
  • 3 Brilliant Meyer Lemons, 2 juiced & 1 for garnish
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 12 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon pepper marinade
  • Seafood cocktail sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat butter on medium-high in a medium sized pan. Sauté shrimp in butter with lemon pepper marinade and Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice. Shrimp is done when the exterior is pink with red tails and the flesh is slightly opaque and off white in color.
  2. While shrimp is cooling, chop celery and set aside.
  3. Chop cucumbers and soak in Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice.
  4. To plate, brush cocktail sauce onto plate then create a bed of celery & cucumbers. Place shrimp on top and finish with a squeeze of Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice.

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Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crescent Rolls

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25

Description

Brilliant Meyer Lemons add refreshing & surprising citrus zing to this super simple, and super versatile, artichoke pesto. Make a large batch to use in these three delicious recipes: Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto & Cream Cheese Dip, Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto & Pasta, & Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crescent Rolls


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Ingredients

  • 2 Brilliant Meyer Lemons, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Brilliant Meyer Lemon zest
  • 1 large jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 large jar of your favorite pesto
  • 2 tubes of crescent rolls or 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese

Instructions

To make Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth-ish.

To fill the crescent rolls

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Unroll crescent rolls onto a lined baking pan and separate into triangles
  3. Add a spoonful of Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto to the triangles
  4. Sprinkle a bit of cheese on top
  5. Roll the wide end to the small end making sure to tuck the corners in so the cheese and pesto do not ooze out
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Enjoy!

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Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto Dip

  • Author: Lisa Huckabay
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5

Description

Brilliant Meyer Lemons add refreshing & surprising citrus zing to this super simple, and super versatile, artichoke pesto. Make a large batch to use in these three delicious recipes: Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto & Cream Cheese Dip, Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto & Pasta, & Brilliant Meyer Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crescent Rolls


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Ingredients

  • 2 Brilliant Meyer Lemons, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Brilliant Meyer Lemon zest
  • 1 large jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 large jar of your favorite pesto
  • 1 brick of cream cheese or goat cheese log
  • Dipping Crackers

Instructions

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth-ish.
  2. Spoon dip over a cream cheese brick or goat cheese log.
  3. Enjoy!