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Lemon recipes in winter and spring are the absolutely best because they are in season. However, this list of the best lemon recipes is great year-round. If you love lemon or love cooking with it, save this list for later. You'll love all of these amazing recipes!
Lemon is such an important ingredient in the kitchen. We buy bags of lemon at a time and use lemon at dinner time, whether it’s part of the main course, the salad dressing, or the side dish. By often, I mean pretty much every single night by the way.
Because lemon is a kitchen essential and dang delicious, we pulled together the 50+ best lemon recipes on the internet. Of course, this list errs on the side of healthy lemon recipes but dessert is dessert. There are some healthier dessert options on the list as well as some classics for a special occasion.
This list was fun to make. It’s amazing to see how versatile lemon is and how big of a difference it makes to a pasta dish or a soup or a chicken dinner.
Here are the 50+ best Lemon Recipes
Favorite Lemon Recipes
As I write this, I'm dreaming of these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. Seriously, I'm kind of thinking of having a late afternoon pancake snack. I kid, I kid. But, come this weekend these pancakes are mine. The following recipes in this section are some of our favorite lemon recipes. From soup and grilled potato salad to pasta and penne, these lemon recipes are incredible and definitely favorites!
- Lemon Chicken Soup by The Endless Meal
- Quick + Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Dinner by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Whipped Ricotta with Cranberry Honey by The Endless Meal
- Grilled Smashed Potato Salad with Chive Lemon Yogurt by The Endless Meal
- Green Eggs and Ham Shakshuka with Lemon Dill Pesto by The Endless Meal
- 20 Minute Lemon Pesto Penne by Pinch of Yum
- Whole30 + Keto Lemon Artichoke Chicken Soup by Tastes Lovely
- Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale, Rosemary + Lemon by The First Mess
- Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta by Diethood
Lemon Side Dishes
Raise your hand if you make some type of lemon side dish a majority of the nights in the week. I can't be the only one who relies so heavily on lemon for a delicious enhancement to their veggies. This new list is getting me out of my basic veggie side dish routine and feeling like a Food Network chef. They are so easy to make and super impressive. There's a lot of color in these recipes too (as a whole), which is usually a sign that we are getting the much-needed nutrients our bodies are craving.
- Greek Lemon Potatoes by The Endless Meal
- Classic Broccoli Coleslaw with Lemon Buttermilk Dressing by The Endless Meal
- Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemons and Almonds by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks by The Endless Meal
- Garlic Dill French Fries with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Parsley Potato Foil Packets by Skinnytaste
- Quick + Easy Lemon Orzo with Parmesan and Peas by Oh, Sweet Basil
- Lemon Rice by Well Plated
- Simple Lemon Artichoke Recipe by Bites of Wellness
- Lemon Parmesan Broccoli by The Cookie Rookie
Lemon Dinner Recipes
Almost all of my favorite dinner recipes are on this list. Why? Probably because of the lemon but I didn't realize it until I put the list together. Lemon is also a great resource when you are eating plant-based foods or Whole30/paleo diets. It enhances so many different dishes without a ton of sugar, spices or fats.
- Lemon Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce by The Endless Meal
- Spinach Lemon Cauliflower Rice Risotto with Spicy Garlic Prawns by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Herb Butter Roast Chicken by The Endless Meal
- Tangy Sesame Lemon Chicken by The Endless Meal
- Roasted Broccoli Soup with Lemon Tahini Cream by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Parmesan Chicken Alfredo Recipe by Salt and Lavender
- Kale Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette by Ambitious Kitchen
- Garlic Butter Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles by Eatwell 101
- Easy Baked Salmon Recipe with Lemon Herb Butter by Lemon Blossoms
- Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken by Diethood
Lemon Salad Dressings
I'm always looking for new salad dressing. Every time I go to the store, I still stand in the salad dressing aisle like I'm standing in front of the fridge at 11:00 p.m. looking for a snack. I always come up empty though. Recently, I started really getting into making my own salad dressings. Yes, I would make the occasional one when I was hosting brunch but never on a regular basis. Lemon salad dressings are a great way to step your foot into the homemade salad dressing universe. They are super easy to make and delicious. Plus, most of them are dairy-free!
- Lemon Tahini Dressing by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Orange Salad Dressing by The Endless Meal
- Creamy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Vinaigrette by Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
- Simple Lemon Dressing by Eating Bird Food
- Basil + Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing by Evolving Table
- Almond Butter Turmeric Dressing by Bites of Wellness
Lemon desserts, let me count the ways I love you. That tangy delicious flavor pairs so well with sweet flavors. It's absolutely delicious. Growing up, I was a really weird kid for various reasons but I did love an angel food cake. That's what I wanted for my birthday cake. I'd ask for some strawberries to go with it and that's what made my day. This year, I'm going to make this Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake featured above and listed below. It's a grown-up version of my childhood birthday cake wish. Well, I'll do that with a side of lemon bars. Maybe it'll be a week-long celebration (jk).
- Coconut Lemon Energy Balls by The Endless Meal
- Coconut Lemon Chia Matcha Pudding by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Coconut Bars by The Endless Meal
- Coconut Lemon Sugar Cookies by The Endless Meal
- Triple Berry Paleo Banana Bread with Lemon Glaze by The Endless Meal
- Tangy Lemon Curd by The Endless Meal
- Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake by The Endless Meal
- Lemon Lime Loaf by The Endless Meal
- Meyer Lemon Pudding by The View from Great Island
- Lemon Macaron Recipe by Frugal Mom, Eh!
- Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf by Yellow Bliss Road
- Classic Lemon Bars by Live Well Bake Often