Lemon-lovers, this roundup is for you! Springtime is the official kickoff for lemon recipes and I have rounded up all of my tried and true favorites into one place! These recipes are the best of the best!
Lemon is fresh and adds such a bright flavor to any recipe! Try out a few of my very favorites first like this lemon garlic seafood pasta, this glazed lemon bread, or this amazing lemon chicken piccata.
Lemon Recipes Roundup
Well hello, Lemon-Lovers! Today I’m celebrating the fact that it is officially spring! I am so excited I can hardly even stand it! Warm-weather eats and citrus-y treats are starting to call my name! So I’ve gathered a bunch of totally mouthwatering sweet recipes featuring all things LEMON for this roundup! Lemon is one of my favorite ingredients to use when I am cooking because you can use it in sweet and savory recipes.
I have included all of those in this lemon roundup! You will find desserts, breakfast foods, dinner entrees, and everything else in between. Because lemon adds in such a unique flavor to a dish, whether it’s a strong flavor or subtle, you don’t want to leave the lemon out! Once you look through this roundup then I know that you will definitely find a recipe that you call a keeper. In fact, I think the hardest part will be picking just which one is your favorite!
Since this lemon roundup is all about lemons, I wanted to give you a few tips on how to pick them out and use them in the recipes!
- Measurements: 1 medium-sized lemon equals about 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- How to Pick a Lemon: Find a lemon that is heavy for its size. A lemon should have a fine grain texture and a bright yellow color. If it has any green streaks on it then this usually means that it is more acidic.
- Room Temperature Lemons: If you leave your lemons out at room temperature before you cook or bake with them, then they will yield more juice than ones that have been in the fridge!
- Lemon Zest: If your recipe from this lemon roundup calls for lemon zest then you can either use a lemon zest tool or a grater. Make sure that you are just getting the outer layer of the peel. Once you get beneath that top layer, the white pith is bitter and you don’t want that coming off with your zest.
Lemon curd is a perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a smooth creamy texture. This lemony goodness comes together in a matter of minutes!
Ingredients: large eggs, sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, of salt, butter
This garlic aioli sauce is dreamy! The hint of lemon flavor combined with garlic has my mouth watering. It’s packed with enough flavor to make anything that you dip into it that much more delicious.
Ingredients: mayonaise (good quality like Best Foods), garlic cloves, minced, lemon juice, kosher salt, cracked black pepper, olive oil
Roasted lemon potatoes are the perfect side dish for any of your meals! They have the best fresh taste that is SOO GOOD! Your friends and family will love them!
Ingredients: Yukon Potatoes, Olive Oil, Zest of 1 Lemon, Juice of 1 Lemon, Garlic, Minced, Parsley, chopped, Rosemary, chopped, Salt, Ground Pepper
Lemon coconut cake is the perfect combination of delicious flavors and a soft texture! Moist and topped with the flaked coconut, this cake is insanely delicious and SOO good!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, sugar, cream of coconut, eggs, coconut extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, shredded sweetened coconut, whole milk, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, milk, shredded sweetened coconut flakes
Creamy lemon garlic seafood pasta has the most delicious flavor and texture all in one dish! It’s SOO GOOD that you can bet that your guests won’t be able to resist coming back for seconds!
Ingredients: linguini noodles, Butter, scallops, large shrimp, mussels, salt and pepper, butter, garlic, heavy cream, chicken broth, cream cheese, Parmesan, Juice of a lemon
Glazed Lemon Bread is a soft, moist bread bursting with citrus lemon flavor and topped with a shell of sweet lemon glaze. This quick and easy homemade bread is great for sharing or savoring!!
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, Juice of one lemon, zest from one lemon, sour cream, powdered sugar, lemon juice, milk
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are buttery, zesty, and will WOW at your next family get-together! They are super easy to make and pack delicious flavor in every juicy bite!
Ingredients: chicken wings, baking powder, butter, Lemon Pepper Seasoning , lemon juice, Honey
There isn’t anything quite as refreshing as this Homemade Lemonade recipe, it’s the BEST! Summer is going to be so cool, with a glass of this by your side.
Ingredients: sugar, water, lemon juice, water, mint and lemon slices for garnish
Delicious and creamy fettuccini with added lemon and garlic for the perfect twist.
Ingredients: fettuccini, butter, small onion, garlic cloves, lemon peel, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, cream cheese, lemon juice, fresh parsley, grated parmesan cheese
Easy Greek Lemon Chicken is made with just a handful of ingredients in a cast iron skillet along with roasted lemon wedges that make an easy pan sauce.
Ingredients: chicken thighs, olive oil, garlic cloves, Kosher salt, black pepper, dried oregano, crushed red pepper, dried thyme, lemons
A delicious and creamy frozen lemonade that tastes just like Chick-fil-A! This drink is so refreshing and perfect for summer!
Ingredients: Lemon Juice, Sugar, Water, Vanilla Ice Cream
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a delicious 30 minutes meal that cooks in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping. A restaurant quality meal right at home!
Ingredients: garlic cloves, butter, olive oil, uncooked medium shrimp, lemon juice, pepper, dried oregano, grated Parmesan cheese, dry bread crumbs, minced fresh parsley, linguine pasta
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are bright and happy muffins that are loaded with fresh lemon flavor thanks to fresh juice and zest. Tender and moist, these muffins are the perfect breakfast or brunch companion!
Ingredients: sugar, zest 2 lemons, unsalted butter , eggs, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, milk, fresh lemon juice, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, poppyseeds
This lemon honey garlic asparagus recipe has a crisp outside with a tender inside cooked in a lemon, honey marinade with minced garlic. This asparagus compliments any main dish and adds a colorful feel to the table!
Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, juice of half a lemon, honey, garlic cloves, salt and pepper
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are fluffy, tender pancakes that are elevated to a whole new level. The ricotta adds protein and a lightness that is absolutely divine while the lemon gives it a bit of a tangy taste that you are going to love!
Ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milk, eggs, ricotta, vanilla, juice of one lemon and zest, Blueberry Syrup
A simple chicken pasta salad with a delicious lemon herb dressing!
Ingredients: pasta, rotisserie chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, jarred marinated artichoke hearts, of 1 full English cucumber, kalamata olives, lightly packed fresh arugula, fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, small avocado, feta cheese, red wine vinegar, and ½ tablespoons dijon mustard, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic, honey, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
Easy and delicious lemon bundt cake with a buttercream frosting. This cake comes out perfectly moist and tender and is perfect for summer!
Ingredients: lemon cake mix, (3.4 ounce) instant lemon pudding mix dry, (full fat) sour cream, large eggs, vegetable oil, large lemons, lemon extract, water, white sugar, butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, lemon extract
Brown Butter Lemon Salmon is a freshly seared salmon sautéed in olive oil, infused with a brown butter glaze with fresh parsley, thyme and rosemary herbs with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This is the perfect balance of a light and tasty family meal!
Ingredients: salmon, olive oil, salt and pepper, butter, Juice of half lemon, thyme, parsley, rosemary
Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus is a meal in one with five minutes of prep and 10 minutes to cook. Tossed in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce this recipe is a keeper!
Ingredients: large shrimp, asparagus, butter, olive oil, lemon juice, Packet McCormick Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Seasoning Mix, lemon
Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms is tender, juicy flank steak cooked in a buttery, lemon garlic sauce mixed with mushrooms for the perfect combination. It is cooked in a skillet to tender perfection and a meal that everyone will love!
Ingredients: flank steak, olive oil, garlic cloves, sliced mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, juice of one lemon, of red pepper flakes, fresh chopped herbs for garnish
Ingredients: heavy cream, powdered sugar, instant Lemon pudding powder, vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, Lorna Doone shortbread Cookies
Candied Lemon Slices are super easy and a delicious way to decorate your favorite lemon foods. These lemon slices are so good you may just eat them before they get a chance to be decoration!
Ingredients: lemons, Water, granulated sugar
Lemon Pepper Seasoning is a little bit zingy and a little bit peppery, and a whole lot delightful! Making your own lemon pepper is super easy and absolutely delicious.
Ingredients: dried lemon peel, coarse black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder
Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are insanely good! These fresh scallops are lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan.
Ingredients: olive oil, scallops, salt and pepper, heavy cream, chicken broth, juice of half a lemon, parmesan cheese, cornstarch, water
The zucchini and summer squash is my favorite combo with the lemon spaghetti, but tomatoes, steamed beans, or peas would also taste great in this dish. Enjoy!
Ingredients: white spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, assorted zucchini and summer squash, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, plain breadcrumbs, lemon juice, Salt and pepper