We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes. That’s why I’ve gathered 25 of our favorite Lemon Recipes! From appetizers to entrees to desserts, there’s something here for every taste.
Do you know what we love about lemons? They’re so versatile.
You can mix them into a cake batter, and you create a unique treat
You can toss a few lemon slices in your water, and it becomes a refreshing drink.
You can even use them as a cleaning agent in your kitchen.
And we can’t forget their flavor profile either: They’re just right, not too sweet, not too sour.
But these days, our tastes have gotten more sophisticated.
We’re still searching for that same sweet-tart flavor, but it’s got to be elevated.
And that’s why we’re here: to inspire you to make every recipe better with a squirt of lemon.
Because if you want to bring life to a dish, nothing does it quite like a couple of good ol’ lemons.
Need a wake-up call in the morning?
Try some Chilled Calamari Salad with Lemon & Parsley before hitting the road.
Craving something sour and sweet?
Have a slice of zesty Lemon Tiramisu Cake!
In the mood for a citric, savory meal with all the flavors of the earth?
You might want to check out #23 for that!
So, let’s dive in!
1. Lemon Garlic Hummus
The simplest things in life are sometimes the best.
That’s how we feel about this Lemon Garlic Hummus, at least.
It’s so easy to make, bursting with bright, tangy lemon and savory garlic flavor.
It’s perfect for dipping pita chips or veggies as an appetizer (or for just eating straight out of the bowl), and it can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.
If you want a cheesecake that’s truly tart and sweet, this recipe is for you.
It’s light and airy, with a lemon curd topping that will make your mouth water just thinking about it.
But there’s more: this cheesecake has a bed of an almond-graham cracker crust, giving it a delicious nuttiness.
If you love the flavor of olive oil and lemon juice with a touch of garlic, you need to have a bite of this instant pot of Lemon Garlic Chicken!
It’s a quick and delicious family dinner, made easily in your pressure cooker!
And if you’re a fan of the acidic citrus and tangy ginger flavor, this is definitely a meal for you!
Are you tired of boring, flavorless fish?
You won’t be after trying this Pan Seared Salmon with a Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce!
The salmon here has gorgeous crispy brown skin, and it’s flaky and soft on the inside.
And its savory taste contrasts perfectly with the creamy lemon dill sauce.
It’s so good; you’ll want to lick the spoon!
If you’re looking for a tasty and easy breakfast or brunch recipe, your search is over.
This Lemon Cream Cheese Danish is flaky, tart, and sweet—all the things you didn’t know you needed in a puff pastry!
And the inside is filled with sweetened cream cheese and delicious lemon curd for the perfect combination of sweetness and zest.
These easy Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust are your ticket to a rich, sweet-tangy dessert that will have everyone asking for seconds.
These little bars of sweet goodness are guaranteed to be a hit with their rich buttery shortbread crust and a thick layer of tangy lemon curd.
Plus, the shortbread base uses powdered sugar rather than granulated sugar and cornstarch to make it light and tender.
These easy vegan Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are a simple yet flavorful vegan side dish!
On the outside, they are crisp, but on the inside, they are soft—you can’t go wrong with that combination.
And they have that subtle lemon-herby flavor that pairs well with many different dishes like seitan and gravy.
8. Lemon Pasta
Okay, so let’s talk about Lemon Pasta!
It has a nice, zingy flavor that wakes up your taste buds, and you can pair it with a million different kinds of sauces.
And another thing—lemon pasta may not be as heavy as other types of pasta, but it’ll still fill you up!
Chicken + lemon = a love story for the ages.
So, why are these Lemony Marinated Chicken Skewers so amazing?
Because they use an irresistible blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors that come together in your mouth like a freaking musical chorus with trumpets and everything!
There’s a fine line between savory and sweet.
But it’s a line that’s clearly drawn for this macro bowl.
The butternut squash, olives, quinoa, cucumber, and kale are all flavorful elements.
The lemon tahini dressing is sweet.
And they come together perfectly to create a perfectly balanced meal.
Lemon tiramisu, you say?
Do you mean that light and fluffy, no-bake lemon cake of perfection with a hint of lemon zest and a creamy no-bake filling that just screams summertime?
Yes, we’re talking about the same thing.
And yes, you should absolutely make it for your next summer party because it tastes like heaven on earth!
You know what they say: nothing is more refreshing than a bowl of chilled calamari.
The flavors are bright and bold, but the texture is soft and tender.
It’s the perfect summertime dish to serve for lunch or dinner.
Are you wondering what this Roasted Garlic Lemon Chicken and Potatoes recipe taste like?
Well, it is incredibly savory from all the butter and garlic that coats your palate.
The lemon adds a dash of brightness to the dish.
And the potatoes are perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper and soak up all that delicious garlic butter sauce, leaving the outside crispy and the inside tender.
If you ever thought baked fish couldn’t be comforting, addictive, and just delicious, we’re here to prove you wrong.
Because this will be your go-to recipe for baked white fish.
Served with a lemon garlic butter sauce, it’s tender and flaky.
You won’t want to miss this 20-minute dinner recipe!
Chicken noodle soup never tasted this good.
With Lemony Chicken Soup with Orzo, you get all the comforting feelings of chicken noodle soup, with more flavor and a lot less effort.
The secret is in the broth.
It’s made with lots of garlic, lots of ginger, and a hearty dose of lemon juice for a kick, so you don’t have to worry as much about seasoning each ingredient as it cooks.
Even if you’re not usually one for broccoli on your pizza (or, you know, broccoli in general), Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pizza is worth a slice of your time.
The bright flavors of the Meyer lemon slices and pesto complement the roasted broccoli florets and goat cheese.
And we haven’t even talked about the pizza crust—a light and crispy crust that has just enough crunch not to overwhelm the flavors of the toppings.
It’s seriously like paradise in every way.
What do lemons and thyme have in common?
Lemons are sour, thyme is savory, and both are the stars of this delicious recipe for Creamy Lemon Chicken with Thyme!
This is also a refreshing take on the classic lemon chicken dish—it’s savory, creamy, and flavorful.
Even better, there’s no heavy cream involved.
That means you can eat this meal without feeling super weighed down.
Lemony Shrimp Risotto with Broccoli is a great dish to serve when you need to impress.
It’s pretty easy to make, but it does have an impressive presentation.
In this dish, you’re pairing the fresh taste of lemon with the soft, creamy texture of risotto.
And the risotto then is complemented further by the crunch of broccoli and the light taste of shrimp.
These Sweet Potato Cake Patties with Lemony Slaw are pretty much the bomb.
They’re like a burger patty, made from sweet potatoes instead of beans or chickpeas.
Everything just tastes so good in this dish, but the lemony slaw is the best!
It’s tart and refreshing, and it balances out the sweeter notes in the patties perfectly.
Whether you want to make your own doughnuts at home or are looking for a new way to use up some ricotta cheese, these easy Italian Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts will hit the spot.
Frosty on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a hint of lemon flavor, these doughnuts are incredibly delicious and served warm right out of the fryer.
But they’re equally delicious as leftovers if you happen to have any after your first batch!
This Lemon Pork Tenderloin is exploding with flavor—a savory-sweet-bright combination of lemon, garlic, and herbs, leaving you wanting more.
Plus, it’s so easy to make.
In just minutes, you’ll be able to sit back and relax while your dinner cooks on the grill.
If you’ve ever wondered what the lovechild of summer and spring would taste like, it’s Thai Lemon Curry Chicken with Zoodles and fresh vegetables, with a tangy lemon coconut curry dressing.
It’s too perfect not to have your taste buds explode with all the wonderful flavors of fresh vegetables and herbs.
We’re not even sure what to call this dish—it’s got some Indian flavors, but it’s also Thai.
But whatever you call it, you’ll be calling for seconds (and thirds).
One-Skillet Greek Meatballs and Lemon Butter Orzo are one of the most fun lemon recipes you’ll ever have.
It is simple, delicious, and perfect for a busy weeknight, and you can quickly whip it up in just 30 minutes.
The meatballs have a bright and fresh zesty flavor from the lemon juice, garlic, and herbs.
And the orzo noodles soak in all that flavor as they cook together with the meatballs and lemon butter sauce.
Each bite is full of tangy, juicy goodness!
When the cravings hit, you gotta answer that call.
And that’s with this Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi.
It’s rich, it’s packed with garlic flavor, it’s buttery, and you will want to eat all of it in one sitting.
And you can because it comes together so quickly that you can make it over and over again.
Like, in less than 10 minutes kind of quick.
Unsure what to serve with your shrimp scampi? We’ve got a variety list of delicious side dishes to choose from that will pair nicely with your shrimp scampi.
Looking for a simple, delicious pan-fried pork recipe? You’re in luck!
This easy-fried pork chop recipe is crispy on the outside and so tender and juicy on the inside.
With a tasty lemon butter sauce to top it all off, you’ll be licking your lips with every bite.
Each piece is loaded with flavor, and it’ll be one of your favorite meals to make for family dinners or when you have friends over for dinner.
Here’s a list of side dishes to serve with your pork chops if you’re looking for some tasty recipe ideas for what else to cook to add to your meal.
The bottom line
We’ve done it! We’ve made it to the end of these 25 lemon recipes.
Do you know what that means?
It means you’re ready to REFRESH your day with a little bit of lemon!
Hopefully, this post has shown you that there is much more to lemon than simply adding a bit of juice to your water.
Lemons have many uses, some of which you may not have thought of before, and incorporating them into your recipes can help you keep a lively home, add new flavors to your dishes, and just generally make life in general better.
25 Best Ways To Cook With Lemon 🍋
Bright, juicy, and versatile, what’s not to love about the fresh taste of lemon? Here are 25 of our favorite easy Lemon Recipes, from sweet to savory.
- Lemon Garlic Hummus
- Lemon Cheesecake
- Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Pan-Seared Salmon With A Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce
- Lemon Cream Cheese Danish
- Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust
- Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- Lemon Pasta
- Lemon Marinated Chicken Skewers
- Macro Bowl With Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Lemon Tiramisu Cake
- Chilled Calamari Salad With Lemon & Parsley
- Roasted Garlic Lemon Chicken
- Baked Fish With Lemon Garlic Butter
- Lemony Chicken Soup With Orzo
- Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pizza
- Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken
- Lemony Shrimp Risotto With Broccoli
- Sweet Potato Cake Patties With Lemony Slaw
- Italian Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts
- Lemon Pork Tenderloin
- Thai Lemon Curry Chicken With Zoodles
- One-Skillet Greek Meatballs & Lemon Butter Orzo
- Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
- Fried Porkchop In Lemon Butter Sauce
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