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!

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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

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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Brighten your morning with these lemon blueberry pancakes for breakfast! They're light and fluffy, and bursting with lemon and blueberry flavor. They're simple to make, and if you heat a couple of pans on the stove, you'll have a full stack to serve in just 35 minutes.
4.96 stars (21 ratings)
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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!

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Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes have a tangy flavor with a hint of garlic. They are an easy roasted potatoes recipe that goes well with so many dinners. If you love lemon then you will LOVE these lemon potatoes!
4.94 stars (33 ratings)
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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.

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Tangy Lemon Chicken

This delicious tangy lemon chicken is easy to make and better than any Chinese takeout lemon chicken. The chicken is first pan-fried in coconut oil and coated in a tangy lemon sauce. It's a healthy and easy 30-minute dinner recipe that you will fall in LOVE with!
4.97 stars (32 ratings)
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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 Salad Dressing in a jar with lemons on the side

Lemon Salad Dressing (Lemon Vinaigrette)

Here's an easy-to-make lemon salad dressing that's bright and bursting with fresh lemon flavor. Use it to dress up a simple green salad, as a marinade for chicken or fish, or drizzled over your favorite roasted veggies. This versatile lemon vinaigrette uses mostly pantry ingredients, and is ready in just a few shakes!
4.89 stars (34 ratings)
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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!

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Poppy Seed Lemon Banana Bread

This poppy seed lemon banana bread has all the hallmarks of the classic recipe with the added brightness of lemon and crunchy poppy seeds. It's slightly tart, slightly sweet, and perfect for lemon lovers. This refreshing banana bread twist is also fluffy, moist, and infused with the natural sweetness of banana.
4.80 stars (25 ratings)
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Lemon Desserts

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).