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!
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 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!
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
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
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
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