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Lemon Salad

Insalata di Limoni
Serves 4


4 large lemons, (Meyer lemons if possible) washed, peeled and cubed

1 clove garlic, minced

1 shallot, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil plus extra for bread slices

1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh minced mint leaves plus whole for garnish

4 thick slices good Italian bread


In a bowl combine everything except the bread slices.  Toss ingredients well, cover and allow to marinate for about 30 minutes.  

When ready to serve heat a little olive oil in a sauté pan and brown the bread slices on both sides.

Place a slice on each of 4 salad dishes and top with the lemon salad; garnish with mint leaves.

This recipe is featured on show 2916 – A Bag of Lemons.


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