Dr Oz: Lime & Lemon Recipes
In addition to Dr. Oz’s Orange Juice Buying Guide, food journalist Mark Schatzker wanted to shine a light on two other citrus fruits that he claims are completely underrated: lemons and limes. According to Mark, the citrus family in general is extremely healthy because the fruits are loaded with vitamin C and plant-compounds with anti-cancer properties. But more than anything, lemons and limes taste great and don’t add many calories.
Mark believes lemons and limes belong in everyone’s kitchen and said he buys them every time he goes to the store. They’re inexpensive too! Dr Oz turned to members of his Bite Club to find five genius uses for lemons and limes. He and Mark would judge each idea based on whether it was “sweet” or “sour.”
First, was Compound Lime Butter that Dr Oz absolutely loved and you can find the recipe on the next page.
Dr Oz: Lime Butter Recipe
- 1/3 C finely chopped parsley
- 1 small clove garlic – finely chopped
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 C unsalted butter – softened
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- zest of 1 lime
Dr Oz: Lime Compound Butter Recipe
- In a medium bowl, mix the butter with garlic, lime juice, lime zest, parsley, and salt
- Transfer to a piece of plastic wrap
- Shape into a log
- Wrap in aluminum foil
- Store in your freezer until needed
Next, find out how to make your own lemon pepper!
Dr Oz: DIY Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe
Instead of store-bought lemon pepper which typically contains a lot of salt, why not try making your own? You just need to start with about 6-7 lemons and zest them. Then combine the lemon zest with whole peppercorns and sea salt and add the mixture to a spice grinder. You can then use it on just about anything, especially seafood. Dr Oz thought the homemade lemon pepper was definitely a sweet idea.