Recipes: lemon

Chimichurri Inspired Sauce

By Gina Caputo

Chimichurri Inspired Sauce
Chimichurri is a bright, punchy, herbaceous sauce with roots in South America and it goes well with just about EVERYTHING. I especially love it for summer when herbs are abundant and it's too hot to cook inside so everything gets grilled. While your veggies or meats are grilling, whip this up and serve it right alongside. It makes everything taste like a summer party!

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Soupa Green

By Gina Caputo

Soupa Green
Rainy spring days have me wanting healthy soups. Not the dense soups of Fall but something both warm and bright. Enter SOUPA GREEN! A vegan Spring soup that uses the veggies of the season that just all happen to be green. Note - the peas and the splash of lemon juice MAKE this soup. I add beans for protein and some bite, you could also add a small pasta in this soup if you'd like to make it even heartier.

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Pesto with Super Greens

By Gina Caputo

Pesto with Super Greens
Pesto has been a family fave for decades but two ways I've kicked it up over the years are the addition of lemon juice which adds a bright and welcome sour kick to the salty, herbacious pesto, giving it a little more lightness and the addition of a Hulk sized portion of super greens to kick up the vitamin profile of pesto!

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Roasted Feta, Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas

By Gina Caputo

Roasted Feta, Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas
TikTok made the pasta version of this dish popular so I couldn't wait to give it a try and put my own spin on it by adding chickpeas, peppers and preserved lemons to the feta and tomatoes. You can eat this straight from the bowl or serve over pasta, a grain or with lavash, like I had it.

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Devlishly Delicious

By Gina Caputo

Devlishly Delicious
This pot o' goodness is inspired by a dish I saw called Lentils Diavolo, which is Italian for devil and refers, in food, to a spicy sauce. I kicked it up with extra veggies and a different source of fire. It's vegan, hearty, easy and can be served alone or on top of couscous (pictured here is Israeli couscous), small pasta noods, rice, farro, polenta, or potatoes.

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Bean Feeling Spicy Lately

By Gina Caputo

Bean Feeling Spicy Lately
This spicy stick-to-your-ribs stew is super versatile. It can be made anything from vegan to omnivore and you have the power to adjust the spicy level to suit your tastes! This protein-rich stew is satisfying on its own for anyone eating low-carb but fresh bread makes a perfect partner too. Or serve it over rice or polenta! No matter what, don't forget the lemon juice at the end!

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Italians Do It Better

By Gina Caputo

Italians Do It Better
Hands-down one of my most favorite dishes to make (and EAT) ever. Risotto is always going to be somewhat labor intensive with the constant stirring and ladling of broth but it's a super fun dish to cook with friends hanging out at the kitchen counter while playing music. In my house, we celebrate the Italian tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and this is a family favorite. This is comfort food at its finest and the addition of lemon brings some light, high notes to a rich and creamy dish.

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Pasta e Fagioli

By Gina Caputo

Pasta e Fagioli

In all my years of making pasta, I've never made a proper Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans) because canned cannellini beans are already mushy so adding them to a soup only works when you're going for creamy and not toothsome beans. So I finally bought some proper dried beans and this may be one of the most delicious things I've ever made! WORTH IT.

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