It's easy to understand what botanical explorer Frank Meyer saw in the cheery citrus fruit he found in China in 1908. Thought to be a cross between mandarins and lemons, Meyer lemons (as they've come to be known) have a thin, smooth skin and an alluring fragrance. But the biggest draw is their taste -- wonderfully sweet with very little pucker. That means the whole fruit can be chopped and folded into salads, salsas, and desserts (unlike a regular old lemon).
Here, Meyer lemons star front and center in a fancy (but oh, so easy!) dessert made with light brown sugar and toasted almonds.
This heart-healthy halibut recipe, topped with herbs and Meyer lemon-green olive salsa, was featured on "The Martha Stewart Show."