Meyer Lemon Salt {regular lemons can be used}

Meyer Lemon Salt

I am sure by now you are aware of how much I love Meyer Lemons.

If you are a regular reader you might also be aware how much I love flavoured salts. I use vanilla salt in almost all of my baking recipes.

It seemed time to introduce you to the salt I use on fish. This Meyer Lemon Salt is fabulous on any fish recipe. I cannot use it enough. Much like my beloved vanilla salt.

If you do not get meyer lemons in your area you can make this with regular lemons. But I beg you, if you have access to Meyer Lemons please use them. They are a touch more sweet than regular lemons and that sweetness just hooks you. You will become as obsessed with Meyer Lemons as I am.

I realize they can be hard to find. Trust me, we go through hell trying to find them here too. Hubs has scored some great batches for me. But not without a lot of work on his part. He works out of town for days at a time. On his way home he will stop at multiple stores in multiple cities to try to find them for me. That’s devotion man. A dude who is willing to work a 12 hour shift, make the 2 hour trek home, and still stop for lemons because his wife is nuts. True devotion. 

Meyer Lemon Salt

Over the next two weeks I have oodles of Meyer Lemon recipes to share with you. I’m so excited to show you all the wonderful things you can do with them. From baking, to seasoning salts, to cooking, to how to freeze them properly. I hope you are as excited as I am for Meyer Lemon Madness. If you cannot find Meyers you can substitute regular lemons for any of the recipes. If you have access to Meyers use them, and use them like mad. You will thank me.

Meyer Lemon Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

If you have missed the Meyer Lemon recipes I’ve shared thus far, please make sure you stop by to see my Meyer Lemon Parfaits, I shared the recipe on Rachel Cooks so stop over there for the Meyer Lemon Parfait recipe. I also made some delicious and simple Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches on my blog recently. They were to die for. Meyer Lemon Ice Cream wedged between Gingersnap Cookies, it was a thing of beauty, and a taste explosion you will  not want to miss. I recently made Mini Meyer Lemon Pies for Sunday Supper as well. They were fabulous. I’ve also made Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Candies, also for a Sunday Supper post. They are incredibly simple to make, easy enough for even beginner bakers to tackle. Last year I made some really fabulous Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Tarts. Feel free to peruse all those recipes. I think the Ice Cream Sandwiches might be my favourite to date.

I have many more favourites to share with you over the next couple of weeks. I’ll let your imagination run wild what those recipes will be. For now I’d like to share my recipe for Meyer Lemon Salt with you. It’s simple, and incredibly full of flavour. You will want to make up huge batches of it to put on everything. So rush out to the stores and search like mad till you find some Meyer Lemons. These little lemons with a hint of sweetness will become your new favourite food item, trust me. Enjoy your newest obsession.

Meyer Lemon Salt

Meyer Lemon Salt
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Simple and flavourful Meyer Lemon Salt recipe that works beautifully on fish, seafood, fries, salads and even when baking with lemons.
Serves: 1 cup of Meyer Lemon Salt
  • 1 cup of salt, use whatever kind you prefer whether it be kosher, table or sea salt
  • Zest from 3 to 4 Meyer Lemons, depending on size of them (wash your lemons first people!)
  1. Preheat you oven to a very low temperature, I set mine to 200 degrees F.
  2. Wash your lemons and dry them off.
  3. Zest them.
  4. Spread the lemon zest onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Make sure it's as evenly spread as possible.
  5. Place in your preheated oven and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Remove and allow to cool.
  7. Now in a food processor add your zest and salt, pulse for about 30 to 60 seconds or so.
  8. Place salt in spice jars.
  9. Hoard them all for yourself, or give a few away to close friends.
  10. Enjoy the Meyer Lemon Salt on fish, seafood, fries, salads and even use when baking with lemons.
You can dress this up with other herbs. I'll be sharing another one with you later this week.

You can double batch this recipe which is what I do. I like to give some away as gifts.

You can use regular lemons is Meyer Lemons are not available.

Meyer Lemon Salt

I really hope you all try this one out. It’s something I make every year during Meyer Lemon season. I cannot get enough of it. If you cannot find Meyers in your area, or it’s no longer Meyer Lemon season just use regular lemons. It’s almost as fabulous, just less sweet.

I’ve been contemplating starting to do some cooking videos. So I was exploring the world of cooking videos while making this earlier this month. I came across this fabulous video for making Meyer Lemon Salt by Sunkist. Hope you enjoy it!

Other fabulous recipes for Lemon Salts on the web:

Simple Bites: Meyer Lemon Finishing Salt

101 Cookbooks: Citrus Salts

Jamie Oliver: Lemon Salt

Oprah: Lemon Pepper Rosemary Salt

Giada from The Food Network: Rosemary Lemon Salt

Tune in tomorrow where I will be sharing my Aerosmith Potatoes with you, with a bonus Meyer Lemon Salt that’s perfect paired with them. This recipe is going to rock your world.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

Note to my blogging friends, I’m doing a huge roundup of Meyer Lemon recipes at the end of this event. If you have a recipe you would like included I’d love to feature it. Just get in touch with me [cravingsofalunatic (at) gmail (dot) com]and I’ll give you the deets. Thanks, Kim xx


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  1. says

    I love lemons in general and in desserts they are just great at cutting through the sweetness. You do have a darling husband – gifts of lemons? How romantic! Looking forward to the recipes.

    • Kim Bee says

      I completely agree. Lemon and sugar are a perfect fit.

      Sometimes he’s okay, other times he snores. I take lemons as payment for lack of sleep. Rofl!

  2. says

    I love your Meyer lemon addiction, then I can enjoy all your gorgeous recipes! Love the idea of a Meyer lemon salt, it would be delicious on meat we plan to grill or smoke…..YUM! Hugs, Terra

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks Terra. I love meyers, I also really like that you can sub in regular lemons if you cannot find meyers. It’s great on meat, particularly chicken.

      Hope you have a great week.

  3. says

    Love this! I made a similar citrus salt with lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit for little Christmas presents (we juice, so I end up with lots of peels to use). And I think these citrusy salts would make awesome margaritas, too :-)

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks lady. That sounds fabulous Anne. I would love to receive gifts like that for Christmas. I bet your family and friends were thrilled.

  4. says

    Meyer lemon madness! And well worth it. Love the idea of the salt – something I need to try. Thank you. And you’ve got a keeper in your husband! Or an enabler. Or maybe both. 😉 Really fun post – thanks.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks John. I just love flavoured salts and sugars. It’s like a little addiction of mine.

      I figure he owes me for all the food I cook and quite frankly the dude snores so loud it sounds like a freight train, so you know, payback. Lol.

  5. Fran says

    I make vanilla bean sugar. I will try meyer lemon sugar too! I use very little salt to flavour it.
    Might do some though for fresh fish.

    • Kim Bee says

      Me too Fran. I love flavoured sugar. I make huge batches of it and give it away as gifts. There will be a recipe for the sugar on Thursday. So check back then to see it.

      We only use salt for a few things too, I have high bp so I need to be careful. But this is wicked on fish.

  6. says

    Awesome possum! I was just saying to myself…’self, enough with all this snow already, it’s April 7th! How can I get rid of the never ending winter blues?’ to which I answered ‘meyer lemon posts!’ And there you were! Cheers!

    • Kim Bee says

      I laughed out loud when you said possum, that’s my sis’s nickname for me.

      Happy to be of service to brighten your day. Keep tuning in. I think there’s about 12 recipes hitting the blog over the next two weeks using meyers. Wish I’d posted them sooner as meyer season is winding down. I’ll have to start earlier next year. Or get my own tree, lol.

      • says

        Ha! That’s funny. It started out as a phrase we picked up in Australia but one of my kids’ teachers also uses it in place of the 100% mark. So when she gets her papers back there’s ‘Awesome Possum’ written at the top.

  7. Cathy says

    Shame you don’t live near me…….I have a huge Myer lemon tree in my back yard that stays loaded year round!!….and I only use about 5 a year. I’m constantly encouraging neighbors and friends to help themselves….. I love your blog and enjoy all your posts.

    • Kim Bee says

      Um, send me your address, I’ll have my real estate dude start shopping around for new digs near you. Ha! I’m tempted to try growing a mini one. You can bring them inside in the winter I guess. I really need my own tree. Cuz these little suckers are amazing.

  8. says

    After lovingly fondling the few, very expensive bags of Meyer lemons in my local grocery store, today I finally did it. Carried them right up to the cashier and paid the ransom to take them home. Now to decide what to make with them since I only have six. (Do NOT ask how much I paid because I am embarrassed to tell.) I am thinking I can allocate one for an abbreviated version of your recipe, because this looks too good not to try. Can’t wait for the round up. No, I mean that literally. Hurry and hit Publish on that post. :)

    • Kim Bee says

      I would use the zest for salts, then make curd. Then turn the curd to pie. Or those little parfaits I make use curd. The round up won’t be up till the end of event, so almost two weeks. Sure hope there’s still meyers then. Next year I need to do this way earlier. Trust me Stacy, you will thank me. These lemons are gold. You will love them.

    • Kim Bee says

      It is ending here, barely any left. Next year I’ll have to post this a month or two earlier. It’s hit and miss finding them right now. I need my own tree.

    • Kim Bee says

      Yes, hurry as meyers season is ending quickly. Getting harder and harder to find. We searched 5 stores today. I’m going to cry when it’s over.

      Thanks so much and yah for pinning. Thank you.

  9. Anonymous says

    Meyer lemon trees are so easy to grow in large containers ( at least in central texas) We have about 40 lemons on 2 trees now. Can’t wait to try the lemon salt!! Grow them if climate allows!

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