If you enjoy a tart tang on your taste buds and crave the sour-packed punch of lemon, this recipe list is for you, because any recipe can be made better with the addition of lemons.
From a whole roasted chicken infused with luscious lemon, to two completely different donut recipes, and three lively, lemony cocktails, we have composed a list of pucker-producing recipes to satisfy that lemon flavor you crave, because let’s face it life just wouldn’t be the same without the lovely flavor of lemons.
1. Maryland Crabcakes
Lemon and crab are a flavor-packed duo that go inherently well together.
In this recipe, tangy lemon juice combines with Old Bay seasoning mix, mayonnaise, fresh lump crab, and fresh parsley for the perfect appetizer or main course to treat your taste buds to some zing.
2. Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken
There is nothing quite as celebratory as pulling a whole perfect cooked bird from your oven.
In this recipe, a whole chicken gets a punch of flavor from about four lemons, rosemary, rich butter, and garlic, for a main course that will impress all your dinner guests.
3. Lemony Brown Lentil and Vegetable Soup
This hearty one-pot meal will serve a crowd of hungry diners with a zesty pop of fresh lemon pucker.
With the juice of one lemon, some spicy curry powder, cumin, and fresh garlic, this recipe will make your taste buds dancing with excitement.
4. Pomegranate Feta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Pops of ripe pomegranate contrast with the flavors of savory feta and tangy lemon juice in this recipe that is both colorful and tasty.
With sweet honey, spicy Dijon mustard, and tart lemon juice, the vinaigrette in this recipe is something you should just always have on hand.
5. Cherry Lemon Ginger Pie
Starting with a frozen, store-bought pie crust that is thawed, you can whip this recipe up in about 15 minutes and let it bake while you prepare dinner.
With the sweet and tart flavors of fresh cherries, ginger, and lemon, this pie is a great way to tackle that sweet tooth at the end of any meal.
6. Lemon Moonshine
This infused moonshine recipe makes a great gift for the lemon lover in your life.
With only four ingredients and a total cook time of about 15 minutes, this moonshine is the perfect way to get any party poppin’. Just mix with your favorite sparkling water and cranberry juice for a delicious cocktail to sip on.
7. Lemon and Basil Tuna Pasta Salad
With a total cook time of 15 minutes and a flavor packed punch from both lemon juice and zest, this recipe is perfect for any picnic or potluck.
Parmesan, cracked black pepper, garlic powder, and good quality olive oil mix with chunked tuna and penne pasta to create this easy, go-to lunch.
8. Raspberry Lemon Bars
This recipe updates the classic lemon bars with the addition of raspberries.
Starting with creamy butter, lemon juice, and raspberries these beautiful and delicious dessert bars are then garnished with lemon wheels, mint, and more fresh raspberries for a delightful dessert hit.
9. Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops
This recipe starts by marinating boneless pork loin chops in a zesty mixture of lemon juice, garlic, and dried oregano, and then are cooked to porky perfection.
These pork chops are so delicious, they will have your whole family asking for seconds—better double the recipe, they also make great leftover lunches.
10. Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
This decadent bundt cake recipe is bursting with poppy seed and tangy lemony flavors, and makes a luscious gift or dessert to finish any hearty meal.
The best part of this moist cake is the lemon glaze that is slathered all over this bundt while it’s still warm.
11. Roasted Lemon White Bean Hummus
This hummus recipe oozes with lemon flavor, cumin, rich Tahini, and pine nuts for a scrumptious way to begin any meal.
The extra special step in making this hummus is roasting the lemons to pull out all of their tart and sweet flavors, while also adding a charred flavor zing.
12. Lemon Yogurt Baked Donuts with Chocolate Drizzle
Wouldn’t you like to wake up to dense, lemony, chocolate slathered donuts in the morning?
With this recipe, you can make that happen any day. These donuts are pure decadence and the best way to wake up the ones you love with a tart chocolatey kick.
13. Saltimbocca Turkey Burgers with Sage Lemon Aioli
Sage, lemon, and poultry—this flavor trio had to have been invented by the heavens above us, because they just go so well together.
This recipe capitalizes on this tasteful trio with ground turkey burgers topped with crispy pancetta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fresh sage, and lemon juice and zest, for a burger cookout no neighbor will dare to miss.
14. Limoncello Sorbet
This boozy dessert utilizes the powerful zing of lemon in three different ways to get your taste buds celebrating and your guests singing with glee.
Limoncello, fresh lemon juice and zest, sugar, and the smallest pinch of salt possible, will dance on your tongue with the frosty essence of lemon.
15. Grilled Asparagus with Tahini Lemon Sauce
Lemon and asparagus are another perfect flavor pair and in this recipe, this duo is elevated with the addition of tahini sauce, grated garlic, and toasty almonds.
So, fire up your grill and char up some asparagus, because this recipe is the best way to round out your summer cookout table.
16. Baked Lemon Blueberry Donuts
Forget frying your donuts, with this recipe all you have to do is preheat the oven, roll out some dough, and bake.
The sweet pucker of lemon combined with bursts of ripened blueberry and slathered in a zesty glaze–these donuts are the best way to wake up your whole house on a Sunday.
17. Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta
This recipe plays on a pesto by using marinated jarred artichoke hearts instead of basil and Hirten cheese instead of Parmesan for a more perfumed pungency.
After mixing the pesto in the food processor, toss with al dente cooked pasta, and finish with shredded cheese, and extra pine nuts for a toasty finish.
18. Meyer Lemon French 75
The French 75 cocktail is by far one of my most favorite, with flowery gin, crisp champagne bubbles, and an infused simple syrup, this cocktail is the best way to relax after any tiring day.
This recipe utilizes the sweeter, more citrusy flavors of Meyer lemons for an added freshness that will have you refreshed in no time.
19. Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle
These toasty shortbread cookies are the perfect accompaniment to any cup of coffee or tea.
With rich flavors of velvety chocolate and just a hint of savory salt, followed by the powerful pucker of lemon, this luscious recipe won’t stay in the cookie jar for long.
20. Tomato and Roasted Lemon Salad
This salad is poppin’ with the garden-fresh summer flavors of sweet cherry tomatoes, browned lemon wheels, and fresh herbs.
This is the perfect side to any outdoor event or even just to spruce up a Monday night dinner.
21. Roasted Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic
This recipe roasts all of its ingredients in one pan for easy prep and easy clean-up.
Deep browned broccolini flavors are enhanced with cracked black pepper, spicy red pepper flakes, lemon pucker, and rich cheese. This dish goes great with steak or the whole roasted chicken recipe we mentioned earlier.
22. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Perfume your whole house with the sweet smell of lemon-laced, ricotta-enriched, fluffy pancakes.
This recipe is the best way to get sleepy-heads out of bed in the morning with smiles on their faces.
23. Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Pasta
Perfectly plump scallops seared in a hot skillet are served over angel hair pasta in a velvety lemon, caper, and white wine sauce.
This recipe is the best way to show that special someone in your life just how much they mean to you on any busy weeknight.