Lemon Recipes

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Lemon Lovers Roundup

Pucker up and give a shout out for lemons! Tart yet sweet, refreshing and vibrant, lemon is such a popular flavor! Natural lemon flavors taste so close to the real thing that the days of bitter, sour lemon products are a thing of the past. Using fresh-squeezed juice is the best choice, but sometimes, that just isn’t possible. Many of our recipes work just as well with packaged lemon juice. No matter what you want to fix, chances are, there’s a lemon variety you can make. Whether it’s a snack, a meal, or even a slush, we LOVE lemons–and hope you do, too!

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Lemon Recipes

1. Lemon Curd

Wherever we bring this Lemon Curd we get told it’s the best anyone has ever had! Don’t believe us, read the reviews! Nothing compares to fresh homemade lemon curd! 

One reader said: “Made this this morning. Put it on blueberry scones. YUM! Oh, so lemony. Fresh-picked lemons from our tree. It was very good.”

2. One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

This One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus is insanely popular with over 240 rave reviews. It’s all cooked in one pan, light, and delicious 

One reader said: “Just made this for dinner and it was a huge hit! You know it’s good when my husband compliments it.”

3. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup is packed with great flavors and good-for-you ingredients. With a few shortcuts, you can have this soup on the table in 30 minutes or less!

One reader said: “I loved this soup. I couldn’t find orzo and I needed to make it gluten free anyway so I used green lentils. It worked well. Thank you!”

4. Lemon Curd Cookies

These buttery shortbread cookies are filled with lemon curd and then drizzled with a vanilla-almond glaze. They have perfectly crisp edges with a soft and tangy center!

One reader said: “I just made your recipe for your Lemon Curd Cookies today. I have never been a lemon cookie fan, but I am now. They absolutely melt in your mouth.  Thanks so much for sharing.”

5. Lemon Garlic Shrimp

It doesn’t get much simpler than this Lemon Garlic Shrimp!  It’s made with fresh lemon, garlic, and butter in about 20 minutes or less! 

One reader said: “This was very tasty! My 12 yr old son commented how much he enjoyed this meal. The flavors are excellent! Super delicious! thanks!”

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Lemon Recipes

6. Lemon Bars

These lemon bars are a lemon lover’s dream. They have the best tangy lemon flavor and a simple shortbread crust!

One reader said: “I have made these bars twice, both times turned out fabulous! I get rave reviews every time I make them and they are VERY Lemony..I do use 1-2 tsp zest. Thanks for sharing this recipe!”

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Broccoli Salad

A delicious, simple, and quick Lemon Poppy Seed Broccoli Salad combines broccoli, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, sharp Cheddar cheese, and sliced almonds with a delicious creamy lemon-poppy seed dressing.

One reader said: “Wow… what a beautiful and flavourful salad, Chelsea. I also love the dressing. It is super simple to make”

8. Peach Lemonade

This Peach Lemonade is so delicious and refreshing! This drink only requires four ingredients: ripe peaches, water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and sugar! 

One reader said: “This was delicious! It was the perfect Starbucks copycat”

9. Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

A healthy, fresh, and flavorful one-skillet meal – lemon chicken, red potatoes, and carrots. This Lemon Chicken and Potatoes can be ready in 30 minutes or less!

One reader said: “This was delicious and I will definitely make it again. It made me want to eat what I brought for lunch for once haha”

10. Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread is moist and sweet with a slightly tart flavor and a tangy lemon glaze. It’s made with better-for-you ingredients and is so easy to make!

One reader said: “This is definitely a keeper! It came out perfect! It has a wonderful lemon flavor and is as tender as any quick bread I have ever made. Thank you for the recipe!”


To get the most juice from fresh lemons, pop the lemon(s) in the microwave for 5 seconds. The heat will loosen the membranes and release more juice. Before squeezing, roll the lemon on the counter, pressing firmly with the palm of your hand. Again, this will loosen up the juice.

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Lemon Recipes

11. Lemon Pie

My twist on Joanna Gaines’ famous Magnolia Lemon Pie! It has a thick graham cracker crust with a creamy, rich lemon filling and fresh whipped cream on top. 

One reader said: “Sooooooo good! This pie passed the test with my very picky in-laws! Thank you for sharing!”

12. Lemon Parmesan Chicken

One-Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken is a simple, family-friendly 30-minute meal with little clean-up required!

One reader said: “This was great! My wife called the sauce a flavor explosion 💥.”

13. Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect cool-down summer drink!

One reader said: “This was great. It was fantastic. Will make again. Thank you for sharing.”

14. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These soft Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are made with healthier ingredient swaps and lower sugar content than most muffins! It’s the perfect treat or breakfast!

One reader said: “I love this recipe. Everything about it!”

15. Lemon Cookies with a Lemon Glaze

We can’t get enough of these soft and delicious lemon cookies with a simple lemon glaze!

One reader said: “These are our absolute favorite lemon cookies! We can’t get enough of them!”

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Lemon Recipes

16. Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

The ultimate Lemon Bundt Cake! It’s bursting with lemon flavor, moist, and so delicious with the most amazing Lemon Buttercream Frosting.

One reader said: “This cake is amazing!! Made it for dessert tonight and EVERYONE raved!!”

17. Kidney Bean Bowls

Meatless Kidney Bean Bowls combine seasoned and roasted veggies with lemony couscous and the best lemon-herb sauce.

One reader said: “Cant believe how easy, YUMMY, and healthy these are!!! Thanks Chelsea!”

18. Lemon Berry Slush

You can make this Lemon Berry Slush in a blender in a matter of minutes. A delicious drink to cool down with or a fun drink to serve at a party!

One reader said: “This was our favorite drink we made last summer. We just made our first batch of the season today. They are the best!”

19. Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon-flavored and blueberry-studded quick bread, anyone? Lemon Blueberry Bread rises beautifully, has a moist and tender crumb, and a crisp-crunchy topping. Finish everything off with a quick lemon glaze and enjoy!

One reader said: “DELICIOUS! This bread turned out AMAZING! So refreshing to be able to eat some delicious bread & actually get some nutrition without a guilty conscience! Thanks so much for this recipe!”

20. Lemon Vinaigrette

This zippy and tangy Lemon Vinaigrette is hands down my favorite dressing recipe! It’s lively, tart with a touch of sweet, and robustly flavored. A must-have recipe in your cooking arsenal!

One reader said: “We could seriously eat this one everything! It’s the best dressing!”

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Lemon Recipes

21. Lemon Bread

This Iced Lemon Bread is one for the books! Supremely moist with bright citrus flavor and a nice pound-cake-like denseness. This bread is perfectly sweet and ultra-soft, thanks to yogurt in the batter!

One reader said: “I LOVED this recipe! I think I will always make this bread.”

22. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Delicious and refreshing Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade. It’s couldn’t be simpler to make! 

One reader said: “Our all time favorite drink!! Me and the kids can’t get enough! Thanks Chelsea!”

23. Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is a must-have condiment or dip made with yogurt, shredded cucumber, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar. 

One reader said: “We love this Tzatziki Sauce so much, it goes so well with anything! My kids love dipping pita and veggies in it! ”

24. Greek Couscous Salad

A delicious and healthy Greek couscous salad that everyone will go crazy for! Meal prep options and tips included.

One reader said: “This was really good! Followed the recipe exactly and absolutely loved it. My boyfriend, who has to have meat with every meal, even loved it! Thank you!”

25. Strawberry Lemon Tart

The best thick crust is loaded with a custard-like lemon filling and loaded with sweet strawberry pie filling. Delicious and surprisingly simple to make!

One reader said: “This is definitely me too! I’m a huge chocolate fan, but I also love tarty lemon desserts. This tart is right up my alley! It looks so gorgeous.”

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Lemon Recipes

26. Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Rolls start with a soft, sweet dough, are filled with lemon-infused sugar and blueberry filling, and are then topped with a sweet lemon glaze. 

One reader said: “These lemon rolls are fabulously paired with blueberries. Loved reading your entire post. Awesome clicks and your step-by-step instructions are very helpful.”

27. Air Fryer Falafel

These Air Fryer Falafels are made with good-for-you, nourishing ingredients, and are loaded with flavor. Serve them with some air fryer pita, a quick lemon tzatziki sauce, and fresh veggies for a delicious, healthful vegetarian meal that is high in protein.

One reader said: “This Air Fryer Falafel is a total game change, 5 stars, seriously so good!”

28. Lentil Salad

This zippy, fresh Lentil Salad is my latest obsession! With tender lentils, fresh veggies, and the ultimate tangy lemon vinaigrette, you are going to be hooked on this recipe!

One reader said: “My absolute favorite salad ever, it’s seriously so delicious, fresh, and packed with protein which is exactly what my vegan lifestyle needs!”

29. Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Cheesecake Cookies are thick, soft, and chewy with a cheesecake-like texture and a simple lemon glaze. They are a lemon lover’s dream!

One reader said: “Yummm…these are totally droolworthy! I’m such a fan of lemon desserts, but haven’t traditionally liked lemon cookies too much (I think I’ve had a few too many non-descript, dry lemon cookies) – these, however, are super moist and delicious.”

30. Vegetarian Tuna Salad

Vegetarian tuna salad — what’s that all about? Well, there’s actually no tuna in this recipe, but we’ve got a reminiscent tuna-flavored salad using chickpeas in place of the tuna! It’s lemony, flavorful, and leaves you fully satisfied!

One reader said: “I’ve been making variations of chickpea tuna since I became plant based 4 years ago but I think I like this one especially. Thank you for this!”

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