Limoneira Gets Ten Lemons a Leapin'
- by Sarah Johnson
SANTA PAULA, CA - On the first week of Christmas Limoneira gave to me: health in holiday eating, festive recipes, and a partridge in a lemon tree. As consumers gear up for the seasons eatings, the company spokesperson Megan Roosevelt provides plenty of ideas on how to zest up holiday recipes.
This season, Limoneira is focusing on options for some lemony dishes to lighten your holiday table. Check out the recipe below for a fun salad sure to be the perfect centerpiece for consumers tables and have them sprinting for the citrus this December.
Christmas Wreath Citrus Salad
Let this festive salad wreath your holiday table and lighten the load of carbs and meat by introducing the freshness of the meyer lemon.
- 5 ounces of salad greens (spring mix, arugula or sweet baby lettuce mix)
- 2 Limoneira Meyer lemons, peeled and segmented
- 2 Limoneira navel oranges, peeled and segmented
- 3/4 cup pistachios (shelled, roasted, and salted)
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 4 tablespoons fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 teaspoons champagne vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- Pinch sea salt & black pepper
Directions: Whisk together lemon juice, honey, champagne vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until the salt has dissolved and the dressing is emulsified.
Place greens on a large serving platter and arrange oranges, Meyer lemons, pistachios, pomegranate, and hemp seeds over the greens in a circular pattern—like a Holiday wreath! Leaf a spot in the center to add a small dish for the salad dressing. Dress salad just before serving and enjoy!
Looking for ideas on the best way to dress your holiday wreath salad? Check out Megan Roosevelt’s tutorial on the Limoneira YouTube channel for more ideas. AndNowUKnow looks forward to reporting more innovative ways to make produce the focus of consumer feasts this holiday season.