21 Luscious Lemon Recipes

Hayley Parker | The Domestic Rebel

Lemon fans, rejoice! Lemon is in season and ready to partake in all of your cooking and baking! Lemon offers an undeniable brightness and fresh aspect to any dish it stars in. Whether you’re dressing up a simple sauce with a burst of tart lemon juice or zesting lemon rind into a cupcake batter, it adds such a tart freshness to everything it touches which makes it a favorite ingredient among many cooks and chefs.

What makes lemon so special? Well for starters, lemon adds a much-needed acidity to many dishes. Take, for instance, a cream-based sauce. It can read very heavy and rich, and lemon will help cut some of that heaviness with a brightness that only citrus can provide. Or perhaps you’re creating a super-sweet buttercream. Lemon will help temper some of the sweetness from the sugary frosting with the right hint of acidity needed to create a harmonious balance between sweet & tart. Lemon truly is a wonderful fruit!

And our Food Fanatic Contributors have a roster of incredible lemon dishes where this yellow citrus is the star of the show. In this collection you’ll find cookies made tender and delicious with creamy ricotta and a burst of fresh lemon, and a chicken pasta dish marinated in lemon juice for ample flavor, among other dishes like salads, cupcakes, soup, and more. Lemon is an ingredient that seamlessly transcends sweet and savory, and our collection proves this versatile fruit hasn’t really met a dish it doesn’t like.

So go pick up some lemons and get cooking! 

1. Lemon Rolls

Let the good times roll with these bright and festive lemon rolls – the perfect springtime breakfast treat!

2. Lemon Meringue Fudge

This fun fudge recipe tastes just like the iconic pie and makes a great gift for friends and family.

3. Gluten Free Lemon Bars

These gluten-free treats offer the same amount of pucker as their regular lemon bar counterparts but are safe to eat for those avoiding gluten.

4. Preserved Lemons

Whether you’re preserving them for show or to finish recipes later on, this recipe makes a quart of preserved lemons for any occasion.

5. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

The perfect anytime soup for those under the weather or looking for some brightness to their dinner.

6. Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Poppyseeds add a wonderful nutty crunch to these bright lemon muffins.

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