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Liquid Sunshine Preserved Lemon Yogurt Dip for Grilled Summer Veggies

This recipe by Rhea Journal for zesty preserved lemon yogurt dip is a perfect partner to the smoky notes of grilled vegetables (baby artichokes, zucchini, carrots, eggplant or peppers would all work here). Top with fresh herbs like oregano or mint and dots of chili oil or aleppo. The whole thing comes together in just a few minutes -- perfect for easy summer days when produce is at its finest. 

Liquid Sunshine Preserved Lemon Yogurt Dip

1 c. plain Greek yogurt

2 tbs. Creme fraiche

2 tbs. Liquid Sunshine

Zest of one lemon

Juice of one lemon

A few good twists of black pepper

Fresh oregano

Aleppo chili flakes or chili oil

Mix together yogurt and creme fraiche. Add in Liquid Sunshine preserved lemon crush and stir to combine, then lemon juice and zest, and ground pepper to taste. Top with herbs, chili flakes or chili oil if it’s on hand. 

Grilled Baby Artichokes

10 baby artichokes

1 lemon

    1. Pre-heat the grill on medium-high. Set a pan of water large enough to hold the artichokes to boil. 

    2. Prep your artichokes by removing the outer dark green leaves and snipping off the tops. Only the pale green soft leaves should be visible. Rub the entire outside of the artichoke with half a lemon. 

    3. Once the water is boiling, gently place the artichokes and the second half of the lemon in the water and par-cook them for 5 minutes. This will help the veggies stay soft and tender on the grill. 

    4. Remove the artichokes from the water and place on the grill. Grill each side for 3 minutes. 

    5. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and serve alongside a big dollop of Liquid Sunshine Preserved Lemon Dip. 

      Liquid Sunshine Swaps 

      Use it anywhere you’d use lemon or sunny brightness and acidity -

  • A spoonful of Liquid Sunshine in place of lemon juice in vinaigrette

  • A dollop of Liquid Sunshine in place of lime juice in a salsa verde

  • 2 tbs Liquid Sunshine into pasta al limone in place of lemon juice

  • Liquid Sunshine mixed into Greek salad in place of capers

  • Liquid Sunshine spread on avocado toast in place of citrus zest

  • A spoonful mixed with olive oil to finish a grain bowl or roasted broccoli

  • Liquid Sunshine in place of an olive in a dirty martini!