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Lemon-Date Relish

Yield 3 cups


  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) package chopped pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons diced purple onion

How to Make It

  1. Peel lemons with a vegetable peeler; cut rind into thin strips, and place in a saucepan. Add water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Drain and cool.

  2. Squeeze lemons, reserving 1/2 cup juice.

  3. Cook coriander and pine nuts in a heavy skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Stir in lemon rind, reserved lemon juice, and oil; cook, stirring often, 2 minutes.

  4. Combine dates and onion in a bowl; stir in lemon mixture. Let stand 30 minutes.