Spring is upon us, and you may want to brighten up your dishes and your desserts. The best way to add a pop of flavor and tang is with lemon and limes. Lemons and limes are wonderful to add to both sweets and savory dishes and can lighten up the flavors in a savory dish. Lemon and lime are also great substitutions if you’re looking for another way to add extra flavor to a dish without using salt.
You can use a little spritz of lemon or lime in your dish, or you can add the flavor directly in, like in a dip or a roast. Either way, lemons and limes are the perfect spring flavor!
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This week, we’re bringing delicious and zesty meals that are fully vegan and plant-based!
Source: Sticky Lemon Orange Tofu
These meals are sure to bring you some brightness on your plate. These savory entrees pair so excellently with the bright, fresh flavor of lemon and lime. You can add it to anything, too, from tofu to cauliflower! When lemons are a part of the dish, rather than a spritz on top, their tangy flavor is more deeply incorporated for an overall zesty bite.
For a Spritz of Flavor:
Source: Tofu Tacos with Sriracha-Lime Slaw
Lemons and limes don’t have to be the star of the show in each dish you make. Adding a spritz of lemon or lime juice on your rice or with your tacos elevates the flavor of your dish.
Sweet, Zesty Treats:
Source: Creamy Mango, Passion Fruit, and Lime Pots
Who said that you can’t have a sweet lemon or lime dessert? You definitely can, and these desserts are excellent for spring. If you’re not a fan of tangy desserts, these might be something you start with a little bit of (like these lemon drizzle cupcakes) or skip altogether.
Source: Frozen Lime Slushie by Helyn Dunn
Adding lemon and lime into your water can be a refreshing way to stay hydrated throughout the day. However, these drinks are an added refresher if you’re looking for something sweet and tangy to add to your day. Plus, these are perfect to start sipping on and enjoy as the weather gets warmer.
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