Enjoy this collection of our best lemon recipes from sweet to savory!
Lemons are an indispensable ingredient in cooking and we celebrate their sweet tart flavor in a variety of easy lemon recipes.
Everything from dinner recipes with lemon, to condiments infused with lemon to sweet lemon desserts!
Main dishes and sidesusing lemons.
Let's start out with mains, shall we. Let me first say, that I use lemons in cooking as much as I use garlic. They show up in practically every dish, giving that final bit of acid that so many recipes benefit from.
To keep this from being a roundup of my entire blog, I've limited it to recipes that actually have lemon in the title or where lemon plays such a star roll, it should be in the title!
Lemon and fish are a match made in heaven and I will start off with some simple salmon recipes featuring lemon.
Up first we have simple broiled salmon topped with lemon and served with a green lentil salad. This is such an easy way to make salmon and you'll want to serve the lentil salad with everything.
Lemon salmon shows up again, this time in an easy sheet pan dinner with some extra delicious spicy roasted cauliflower.
Lemon and chicken are another favorite pairing at our house and I have 3 favorite lemon dishes featuring chicken.
The first is a lemon cumin grilled chicken with a farro salad. The chicken is so flavorful and goes so well with the healthy farro salad.
The second is the simplest of grilled chicken recipes! An easy marinade of lemon and garlic makes amazing chicken! You can use this chicken as is or add it a salad or use it to top some pasta.
One of our most requested recipes at our house is this Smoked Paprika Chicken and Lemon Bake. Chicken, chorizo, olives and lemons make an easy flavorful dinner. So easy to toss together.
Need a super fast and easy weeknight recipe using lemons? This Tuna, Arugula and Lemon Pasta dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes.
You can add peppers to give it a little kick or leave them out if you want it more kid friendly.
A favorite year round side dish is a chickpea salad with lemon and thyme. This goes great with winter dishes and is just as lovely next to grilled meats. It's perfect for a potluck or picnic.
Condiments using lemons.
Lemons add such a brightness to recipes and a favorite way to use them is in condiments. So easy to drizzle a little lemon brightness whenever you want!
I always have bottles of lemon herb vinegar and lemon infused olive oil on hand. They are perfect to use in vinaigrettes or to drizzle on roasted or grilled vegetables or meats.
Lemon vinaigrettes brighten up any salad. The lemon vinaigrette is my everyday vinaigrette and the poppy seed dressing is especially nice on fruit salads.
Finally, I urge you to make you own preserved lemons. They are so easy to make and having a jar of these in your fridge allows you to instantly elevate any dish!
Lemon desserts, appetizers and cocktails.
Lemon desserts are such a sweet tart way to end a meal.
Lemon rosemary sorbet and lemon sherbet really let the bright crisp flavors of the lemon shine through and are so refreshing!
The lemon yogurt bundt cake is so light and flavorful.
It doesn't get much easy than Lemon Rosemary Goat Cheese for a delicious appetizer. Keep a jar of this in your fridge and plate it up with some crackers when your friends stop by!
Most of my cocktails use lemon juice, it such a part of almost any cocktail. So I have limited this to cocktails that just have lemon in the title.
First is my Lemon, Lime and Orange Margarita - this whole fruit margarita will become you favorite.
Next is a Mint, Lemon Simple Syrup. This turns any cocktail into a minty, lemony cocktail. It's also amazing in iced tea!