Lemon for Every Occasion

July 23, 2010

Looking for something delicious to make this weekend? Try one of these lemon-infused showstoppers submitted by food52 members.


Need an excuse to rise late? Whip up an elegant brunch with this Leek, Lemon, and Feta Quiche by Feeding the Saints (A.C. Parker)

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Leek, Lemon, and Feta Quiche


For a light lunch or appetizer, try this crunchy, garlicky treat: Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream by fiveandspice

Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream


For a crowd-pleasing summer dinner: Israeli Couscous with Roasted Lemons & Capers topped with Seared Scallops & a Lemon Creme Fraiche Drizzle by melissav

Israeli Couscous with Roasted Lemons & Capers topped with Seared Sacllops & a Lemon Creme Fraiche Drizzle


Great for a party: Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Kohlrabi Crostini with Crispy Lemons and Shallots by eatenfresh

Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Kohlrabi Crostini with Crispy Lemons and Shallots


The perfect afternoon snack with a cool glass of lemon iced tea: Zucchini-Lemon Cookies by KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Zucchini- Lemon Cookies


Finish your day with a simple, no-bake dessert: Lemon Posset by mrslarkin

Lemon Posset




See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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FortWorthGuy July 27, 2010
I did the Lemon Posset tonight and it was great...I used whipping cream (I know there is a difference, I just do not remember what it is) and lime juice vs. lemon juice. Nice and tart.
J-Dizzle July 26, 2010
Wow!! Thanks for the terrific recipes. Looking forward to making the Leek, Lemon and Feta Quicheand Lemon Zucchini cookies! Yummmm.....Oh, and the Thyme Pesto! Great way to use up surplus veggies/herbs....Gotta go, I'm hungry now!
Allison C. July 25, 2010
Thanks for featuring the quiche! I fully agree: add lemon to anything and it just gets better. I'm honored to be in such great company in this roundup. The menu looks delicious, and while in general I'm a real sucker for the desserts, the garlic bread, scallops, and crostini are tempting me back from the edge of the sugary cliff I'm standing on. Can't wait to try some new (to me) recipes from Food 52 companions-in-arms (or whisks, or saute pans...)
Allison C. July 25, 2010
PS: Had never heard of a "posset" before. Probably an embarrassing gap in my culinary education, but I love the learning that always takes place when I visit this community! Thanks again.
PhoebeLapine July 25, 2010
That quiche is amazing!!
MexicoKaren July 25, 2010
Wow, thanks so much for the wonderful pictures of the completed dishes! I am drooling. I love the look of the quiche and the scallops and the crostini and the cookies...I am hungry. Guess I'd better go make some lunch. Wish I could just snatch it off my computer!
HeidiCook&Ski July 23, 2010
What an array! I will be trying the zucchini lemon cookies very soon.
Lizthechef July 23, 2010
A collection of real show-stoppers!