Get ready to zest up your meals with the tangy delight of lemon! In this post, we bring you an exciting collection of 50 diverse lemon recipes that truly showcase the versatility of this vibrant citrus fruit. Each recipe allows you to explore the wide-ranging culinary applications of lemon – from appetizers that pique your palate to scrumptious desserts that offer a refreshing finish to your meals. You’ll also find ideas for delectable main dishes, like Lemon Chicken, and invigorating drinks like homemade Lemonade.
Lemon’s bright, acidic flavor profile can truly invigorate your cooking, infusing a freshness that’s simply irresistible. Whether you’re whipping up a quick Lemon Sauce to drizzle over your dinner, looking for easy lemon recipes to serve on a hot summer day, or hunting for the best lemon desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered. So let’s dive in and squeeze the most out of this wonderful ingredient. It’s time to embark on a culinary journey that lets you enjoy the full spectrum of flavors that lemons bring to your kitchen!
Dessert Recipes with Lemon
There’s something uniquely captivating about the marriage of sweet and tangy flavors, and no other ingredient does it better than our star of the show – Lemon. This section is dedicated to an array of dessert recipes that harness the bright, zesty essence of lemons, proving that this citrus fruit is not just for savory dishes and drinks.
From tangy Lemon Bars that strike the perfect balance between sweet and tart, to a lusciously creamy Lemon Cheesecake that simply melts in your mouth, we’ve curated a variety of desserts that let lemon take center stage. Looking for a simple but refreshing treat? Try our easy Lemon Sorbet. Or maybe you’re in the mood for something comforting and warm? Our Lemon Pound Cake won’t disappoint.
These recipes will show you that lemons can indeed be the main ingredient in your desserts, bringing a burst of flavor that is as surprising as it is delightful. So put on your apron and preheat your oven – it’s time to turn lemons into the sweetest of treats!
Blueberry Lemon Bread: This tasty lemon bread is made with buttermilk and butter. Yum. So moist and delicious.
Raspberry Lemon Bread: This is the perfect combination of sweet and tart!
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are making dessert easier. Yummy lemon curd fills this butter cupcake, that’s topped with a sweet meringue and torched.
Lemon Meringue Pie: Here’s how to make a homemade Lemon Meringue Pie with a perfect tangy lemon pie filling topped with a lightly browned meringue cloud. Make this classic pie right from scratch using this easy to follow recipe.
Lemon Olive Oil Cake: This Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Whipped Mascarpone and Macerated Berries changed everything I thought you knew about how and when and where to use olive oil.
No Churn Lemon Shortbread Ice Cream: No ice cream maker? No problem! Try this sweet vanilla ice cream base swirled with tart lemon curd and chunks of shortbread cookies that make this No Churn Lemon Shortbread Ice Cream a delightful summer treat.
Belgian Lemon Tea Cake: When life gives you lemons, make this Lemon Tea Cake. It is a simple, easily made cake which is likely to become one of your favourites. It has a sweet, crispy crust that perfectly contrasts, yet complements, the luscious richness of the lemon curd filling.
Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze: If you love lemon bread this is the perfect recipe. Made with sour cream and oil it’s perfectly moist inside.
Blueberry Cheesecake Lemon Bread: STOP what you’re doing and make this bread. When I made it I had to force myself to stop eating it all.
Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie: When life gives you lemons, make this Lemon Tea Cake. It is a simple, easily made cake which is likely to become one of your favourites. It has a sweet, crispy crust that perfectly contrasts, yet complements, the luscious richness of the lemon curd filling.
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes: These Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are the perfect dessert! They taste just like your classic lemonade but with a strawberry twist. Fresh strawberry buttercream frosting and fluffy lemon cupcakes make this treat something you don’t want to miss out on.
Champagne Lemon Bundt Cake: Add a pop of bubbly to this delicious, moist Champagne Lemon Bundt Cake recipe. A perfect way to celebrate any occasion with the refreshing lemon and extra zest from the champagne. Not your average cake and we like it that way!
Gluten Free Lemon Desserts
Dive into the delicious realm of gluten-free lemon desserts in this section! Experience the magic of lemons in a whole new way, and see how effortlessly they brighten up gluten-free treats. From delightful Gluten-Free Lemon Bars to a zesty Gluten-Free Lemon Cake, we’ve curated a variety of recipes that fuse the tangy essence of lemons with the dietary benefits of gluten-free baking.
Are you on the lookout for easy gluten-free lemon recipes? We’ve got you covered. Our recipes use simple, easily accessible ingredients, ensuring you can enjoy these desserts without a hassle. Whether you’re seeking the best gluten-free lemon desserts for a special occasion, or just fancy a tangy sweet treat, this is your one-stop destination.
So, ready to add a burst of citrus flavor to your gluten-free baking? Let’s embark on this sweet journey and delight in the zesty goodness that awaits!
Gluten free lemon cookies: When you’re ready for a delicate lemon treat, make these gluten-free iced lemon cookies. The icing has fresh lemon juice and packs so much flavor!
Gluten Free Lemon Slice: If you want a delicious lemon cookie bar that’s gluten free these are amazing.
Gluten Free Lemon Syllabub: This elegant and light-Lemon Syllabub has just 4 ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes! Cream and booze form the perfect combination in this classic British recipe. It’s naturally gluten free too.
Gluten Free Lemon Blondies: These delicious gluten free Lemon Brownies make a delicious dessert. They are full of fresh lemon flavors!
Gluten Free Lemon Donuts: This Baked Lemon Doughnuts recipe is bursting with flavor! These gluten free doughnuts are soft and glazed with a sticky sweet lemon glaze.
Dressings, Sauces and Special Recipes with Lemon
In this section, you’ll discover a variety of recipes that capitalize on the zesty punch of lemons. From zingy lemon dressings that can transform any salad, to savory lemon sauces that add a bright twist to your main dishes, these recipes prove how versatile and essential lemons are in our kitchens. Get ready to bring an explosion of tangy flavor to your meals with our curated selection of lemon sauces and dressings.
Lemon Dill Vinaigrette: Make a delicious dressing that works well with salad, fish, shrimp or chicken.
Salted Preserved Lemons: The trick is the lemons sit in salt for about a month until the rinds are preserved. Then the fruit is discarded and the rinds are chopped and added to your now-luscious meal. The added bonus is they are just about the easiest thing to make
Spicy Lemon Pickle: These delicious spicy pickled lemons are the best with any Indian flatbread or rice. A delicious recipe to make with fresh and juicy lemons.
Ladolemono: Greek olive oil & lemon dressing is the most perfect, classic Greek dressing—the ultimate addition to fish, seafood, meat, vegetable, salads, and bread.
Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette: This vinaigrette is made from scratch, full of flavor with bursts of fresh lemon juice and parmesan. Perfect for salads, it can also be used as a marinade, dipping sauce, or tossed in pasta.
Vegetables and Side Dishes with Lemon
Explore our vibrant collection of vegetable side dishes heightened with the zing of lemon! Here, you’ll find an assortment of recipes that let the fresh tanginess of lemon transform ordinary vegetables into extraordinary delights. These dishes showcase how a squeeze of lemon can invigorate your veggies. Get ready to brighten your mealtime with these easy and delicious lemon-infused vegetable sides!
Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts: Oven-roasted until crisp, then tossed with arugula, Parmesan & a lemony vinaigrette, these will become a favorite! This roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner side or as a vegetable dish for springtime holidays.
Kale with Lemon Tahini Dressing: Delicious tender kale leaves and creamy sesame lemon dressing is an easy vegan side dish or salad base.
Lemon Orzo Salad: Simple to prep and so flavorful, this easy Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta is so quick to toss together and a perfect side dish for any meal. Loaded with fresh herbs, cucumbers, peppers and lots of feta. Lemon zest and juice give the salad a vibrant and fresh flavor everyone will love!
Vegan Buddha Bowl: This Vegan Buddha Bowl recipe features the most luscious lemon tahini dressing. It is a delicious gluten-free grain bowl with a rainbow of vegetables. Perfect for healthy meal prep.
Sweet and Smoky Cast Iron Carrots: These sweet and smoky carrots a a delicious side dish. Freshly squeezed lemon along with honey makes for the perfect amount of sweetness and acidity!
Lemony Arugula Salad: This simple lemony arugula salad with avocado and artichoke hearts is tangy, refreshing, tasty and satisfying. It will take you under 5 minutes to make and have you begging for more.
Lemony Cauliflower Salad: This salad is loaded with raw cauliflower, chickpeas, edamame, carrots, scallions, and tossed with a lemony mustard vinaigrette. You can’t help but feel good after eating this healthy cauliflower salad.
Lemon Garlic Asparagus: My garlic lemon asparagus recipe is a super easy side dish that my family absolutely loves! Fresh spring asparagus is sautéed with fresh lemon juice, zest, and garlic, then served with a sprinkle of delicious parmesan cheese. It’s the best way to cook up that fresh spring produce.
Zucchini Risotto: Looking for a delicious and healthy risotto recipe? Look no further than this lemon and zucchini version. Packed with flavor, this dish is sure to please. Plus, it’s easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal.
Easy Indian Onion Salad: Forget takeaways, once you taste this Indian onion salad made with fresh lemon, you’ll never buy it again!
Snap Pea and Arugula Salad: Crunchy, juicy snap peas with arugula and dill are fresh and delicious together. This bright salad is heavenly with the most incredible lemon dressing.
Aladdin’s Restaurant Hummus Copycat: The fresh lemon in this creamy hummus makes it taste so light and refreshing. Serve it with fresh veggies, pita or pretzels.
Dinner Recipes with Lemon
Step into a gastronomic journey of main dish recipes with the zesty star – Lemon! This section showcases a variety of main dish recipes where lemon truly shines, adding a bright, acidic note that wonderfully balances and enhances flavors. From Lemon Chicken that’s marinated in a tangy blend and then roasted to perfection, to a Lemon Risotto that’s beautifully creamy with a citrus kick, you’ll discover how lemons can redefine your savory dishes.
These recipes are not just about using lemon as a mere garnish; they celebrate lemon as a focal point that can elevate your cooking to new culinary heights. Are you seeking easy lemon recipes for a weekday dinner or hunting for the best lemon main dishes to impress at a dinner party? You’re in the right place! Let’s start this flavorful adventure and zest up your meals with the delightful tang of lemons.
Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs: This crispy chicken thighs are juicy and so good. You won’t be able to stop eating them.
Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Salmon: Absolutely my favorite salmon recipe right now! Do not skip this one.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp: Grab your skillet and cook up these delicious lemon garlic shrimp. Perfect with rice, pasta, veggies or on their own.
Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta: Perfect weeknight dinner alert! This Lemon Pepper Pasta is packed with flavor and is SO easy to make. I like to toss the creamy fettuccine with shrimp, but you can substitute for chicken or salmon or make it without any protein at all. You can also add a vegetable in and customize it for your family’s tastes.
Instant Pot Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs: Cook frozen or fresh chicken thighs to perfection in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Lemon Rice: South Indian lemon rice is a beautiful, sunshine-yellow dish with anti-inflammatory turmeric and the crunch of roasted peanuts and lentils. This is a simple, one-pot meal ready in 25 minutes in the instant pot or stovetop pressure cooker.
Lemon Dill Salmon: Yum! This delicious lemon dill salmon is baked to perfection.
Salmon Pasta Salad: This salmon pasta salad has a delicious lemon dill vinaigrette dressing.
Lemon Basil Shrimp and Quinoa: Cook up a healthy dinner that’s delicious. Great blend of fresh herbs.
Pollo Al Limone: Lemon roasted chicken is a classic Italian preparation. This simple recipe yields the juiciest and moistest bird you’ll ever make!
Easy Lemon Pasta: Lemon Pasta is deliciously tangy and creamy, plus it comes together in under 15 minutes! It’s a quick and easy dinner that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Lemon Butter Chicken: Lemon butter chicken is an easy one pan dinner recipe! Thin-cut chicken breasts are sautéed in butter and then coated in a quick lemon butter pan sauce.
Baked Salmon: This sheet pan baked salmon is a delicious healthy dish with tender, flaky salmon and the bright, fresh flavors of lemon and dill. It’s also one of the easiest recipes that you’ll ever find!
Lemon Chicken Soup: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe is a delicious dinner. Easy to make in the instant pot, crock pot or on the stove. Filled with fresh lemon juice and healthy!
Oven Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs: Lemony, juicy, tender and flavourful. These oven baked lemon chicken thighs are easy and convenient, making it the ideal healthy weeknight dinners!
Frequently Asked Questions
Lemons can be used in a variety of recipes, from savory dishes like Lemon Chicken to desserts like Lemon Bars, and drinks like Lemonade.
Store leftover lemons in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator. They can last up to a week or more this way.
While fresh lemons often provide the best flavor, bottled lemon juice can be used in a pinch in most recipes.
Lemon pairs well with many ingredients including chicken, seafood, berries, mint, garlic, and honey.