Lemon Cups

Monday, February 20, 2012


So I have to tell you something, this recipe, was actually supposed to be a video. You don't even know the preparation that went into the taping. Everything from rearranging the kitchen to perfecting my hair & makeup. 

What didn't go into the preparation for the video was making sure we have all the necessary parts to upload it onto the computer. 

Long story short we spent all morning shooting, only to realize the finalizer for the video camera is no where to be found. So now that precious (albeit very armature cooking demonstration) will be shared only with those in this house. 

Luckily I did take a few quick pictures so I could still share with you. 

These little orzo filled lemon cups are great for entertaining. Bridal shower anyone? They are light, refreshing, and a little unexpected. 

Don't feel like eating from a lemon? No problem, the orzo salad is good enough to eat in any bowl. In fact I just about polished off the whole salad straight from the mixing bowl. 


ingredients
lemons (1 for every two cups) plus 1 for juicing
3 tablespoons (more or less) extra virgin olive oil 
bag of baby spinach, julienned  
1 cup orzo, cooked and cooled
1cup (more or less) good quality feta cheese, crumbled 

Cook orzo and let cool in a separate mixing bowl. If it starts to stick together loosen by mixing in a little olive oil. Once orzo is cooled toss in baby spinach. Add in feta and gently combined. 
In a small bowl mix together olive oil and lemon juice. Adjust ingredients to taste. Mix dressing into the salad. Set aside. 
Cut lemon down the center and each end off to enable the lemon cup to sit upright. 
With a sharp paring knife score around the perimeter of the lemon. Scoop out the inside of the lemon with a spoon. You will want to do this over the sink or a bowl, it is a little messy. 
Spoon in salad and top with a sprinkle of lemon zest. 
Serve. 



Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. This looks so light and delish! I am sorry your video will not be shared. I know what it's like to put all the planning and prep into a project. I am going to try your recipe!

    xo
    Amy R

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    1. Thanks Amy! Let me know what you think about the recipe. Hope you had a great weekend.

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      Jen

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    2. Lovely to look at and they look yummy and refreshing. Cute idea

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  2. How pretty! I love how light and flavourful this looks. Such a shame that the video didn't work but the pictures more than make up for it.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn! I'm so glad I just happened to take some pictures.
      Hope you have a great week.

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      Jen

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  3. What fun! I love these flavors and great idea to use the lemons as cups!

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    1. Thank you Cassie! Have a great week.

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      Jen

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  4. Mmm, looks yummy. I would love to try this recipe. just found your blog. loveit :)

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    1. Thanks for stoping by. So glad you found me. Have a great week!

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      Jen

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  5. Everything about this is screaming yes. I am a giant orzo fan and an even bigger lemon lover. So this is one seriously awesome dish! Totally adding this to my menu for the week. :)

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    1. I'm a lemon lover too Kim! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jen

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  6. These are a beauty! Totally thinking of using these at my birthday dinner party.
    thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ouw birthday dinner party?! Sounds so fun. Happy early birthday!!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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    Jen

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  8. Love this side dish ...elegant and healthy. Would be great with lamb

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    1. Thanks Sue! What a great idea to have this with lamb.

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      Jen

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  9. This makes me ready for springtime! Sounds so fresh!

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    1. Definitely a great dish for spring! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Jen

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