Meyer Lemon Relish

2 Meyer lemons
washed, seeded and juiced, pulp and rind finely chopped
2 Medjool dates
finely chopped
1/2 Tbs fresh turmeric root
peeled and minced
1/2 Tbs fresh ginger root
peeled and minced
1/4 tsp whole cumin seed
1/4 tsp whole coriander seed
7 whole black peppercorns
1/4 tsp sea salt
  • half pint jar
This delicious condiment is the perfect addition to protein or vegetable dishes and a great way to boost the nutritional value of a meal. Lemons are naturally high in immune-supportive Vitamin C, and the limonene in the lemon rind is especially cancer-protective. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, as is ginger.
Squeeze lemon juice into a medium sized bowl. Add prepared lemon pulp and rind, chopped dates, turmeric, and ginger.
With a mortar and pestle, crush cumin, coriander, peppercorns and salt.
Combine the lemon mixture and seasonings. Mix and mash mixture together with hands to combine.
Place mixture in a clean 8oz. jar and let sit at room temperature on counter for 1-2 days. Store in refrigerator.
Alternative Method: Lemon, turmeric, and dates may be combined in a food processor and pulsed until desired texture. Then add seasonings and pulse to combine.
source: Catherine McConkie, Natural Chef Instructor
yield: about ½ - ¾ cup (depending on size of lemons)