You could buy lemon-pepper seasoning at the store, but this easy-to-make blend tastes so much fresher and will wake up chicken or fish, pasta, or even popcorn.

This recipe originally appeared in our Harvest 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.


Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani


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  • Zest lemons onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Add a sprig of rosemary and/or thyme (if you have it). Spread the zest in an even layer, then bake at 250° until dry, about 15 minutes. Remove the leaves from the herb sprigs, then mix the zest and herbs with black pepper, salt, sugar, and granulated onion. Transfer to a small jar and stash the blend in the spice cabinet, where it will keep for a few months.