Lemon Salad

’Nzalata ri lumia

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

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This is served more as a relish than a salad, and a little goes a long way. You also need large lemons with thick skin, which are sometimes available in Italian markets.


  • 1 large thick skinned lemon
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon <


Peel the lemon taking off only the yellow skin, but leaving the white pith. Cut the lemon in 4 lengthwise, and slice each quarter paper-thin. Place in a bowl, add the salt and mix well. Add the oil and the red pepper and mix again. Let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. This salad is delicious eaten with bread dipped in the juices. The addition of the salt, and the bread tone down th