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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.

A collage of 6 lemon recipe pictures.

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!

Lemon Tips

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.

Perfect Lemon Curd

5 from 7 votes
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!
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Lemon Garlic Aioli Sauce

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. 
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Roasted Lemon Potatoes

4 from 1 vote
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!
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Lemon Coconut Cake

5 from 7 votes
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! 
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Creamy Lemon Garlic Seafood Pasta

4 from 2 votes
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! 
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Glazed Lemon Bread

4.70 from 10 votes
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!!
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

4 from 2 votes
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!
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Perfect Lemon Bars

4.70 from 10 votes
There’s nothing better than a buttery shortbread crust topped with a juicy lemon filling and a sprinkling of powder sugar. This classic recipe for lemon bars is the only one you’ll ever need! It’s happiness in bite-sized pieces.
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Homemade Lemonade

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.
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Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini

4.34 from 3 votes
Delicious and creamy fettuccini with added lemon and garlic for the perfect twist.
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Easy Greek Lemon Chicken

4.75 from 44 votes
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.
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Chick fil A Copycat Frosted Lemonade

5 from 2 votes
A delicious and creamy frozen lemonade that tastes just like Chick-fil-A! This drink is so refreshing and perfect for summer!
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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

4.82 from 11 votes
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!
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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

5 from 2 votes
These lemon poppyseed muffins are super soft and loaded with fresh lemon flavor thanks to fresh juice and zest. Tender and moist, these muffins are the perfect breakfast or brunch companion!
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Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus

5 from 2 votes
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! 
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

5 from 3 votes
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!
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Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

A simple chicken pasta salad with a delicious lemon herb dressing!
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Lemon Bundt Cake

Easy and delicious lemon bundt cake with a buttercream frosting. This cake comes out perfectly moist and tender and is perfect for summer!
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Brown Butter Lemon Salmon

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!
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Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

4.50 from 2 votes
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!
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Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms

4.63 from 16 votes
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! 
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Lemon Icebox Cake

5 from 1 vote
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Candied Lemon Slices

5 from 4 votes
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!
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Lemon Pepper Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
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.
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Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

5 from 6 votes
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.
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Summer Squash Lemon Spaghetti

5 from 1 vote
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!
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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11 Comments

  1. I am SO glad to see that I am NOT the only one who LOVES lemon!!!! No one else in my family likes it as much as I do. Most of them are chocolate people. I have no idea why, must be a birth defect!!! LOL!!!
    It would be so cool if we had options to be in “groups” for lack of a better word right now to subscribe to certain “categories” such as “lemon”. I must get 100 recipes in my inbox every day.

  2. Oh my gosh!! My husband loves Lemon recipes. I can’t wait to get started on these recipes. Hmmmm…. this could be a nice new piece of jewelry! Haha

  3. These are great…I absolutely LOVE lemons! In fact, I bring whole lemons to work every day to cut up fresh for my water or add to salads!

  4. I LOVE this lemon lovers roundup! Thank you so much for including my lemon supreme rice krispies treats 🙂

  5. All of those recipes look so mouthwatering! Thanks for including my lemon curd!
    ~Jamie