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10 Best Lemon Recipes

Lemon recipes immediately make me think of Spring and Easter! Sweet or savory, almost everyone loves lemon recipes and I’m excited to share KISS in the Kitchen’s 10 best lemon recipes with you today! Whether you’re craving something sweet or wanting a hearty and easy dinner, these lemon recipes will put a spring in your step and make the whole family happy.

Lemons: Nutrition and Cooking Basics

What are the health benefits of lemons?

Lemons are a good source of Vitamin C. In fact, 1 lemon provides a little more than half of the RDI for Vitamin C. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, although most of us are probably not eating a lot of lemon flesh- just the juice. It’s no surprise that lemons are acidic, but what you maybe didn’t know is that acidic foods can help your body better absorb iron! So next time you’re whipping up one of your favorite lemon recipes (see below!), you can feel good knowing that you’ll get a boost in iron absorption in addition to a delicious meal (assuming there is iron in the meal ;)).

What are lemons good for?

Perhaps the question should be, what are lemons not good for? Lemons can be the star of both sweet and savory lemon recipes (see 10 of my favorites below!) but their uses are endless. Adding lemon to water, to cocktails, to household cleaners and more- lemons are a household and kitchen essential.

Can you eat lemon zest?

Lemon zest is a delicious addition to recipes, especially baked goods! Just make sure to wash and dry your lemons before using, and ideally choose organic lemons, if possible.

KISS Tip- if using the juice and/or the peel, zest the lemon before juicing! citrus zesterI like this inexpensive !

Lemon Breakfast Recipes

These gluten and dairy free overnight oats will quickly be your favorite overnight breakfast! The classic combination of blueberry and lemon is a home run and they couldn’t be any easier with a prep time of only 10 minutes!

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Bursting with fresh lemon and juicy blueberries, this overnight french toast bake is one of my favorite lemon recipes. Gluten-free Hawaiian bread with eggs, blueberries, lemon juice juice and also lemon zest make this one bright breakfast.

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Ever wondered about adding lemon to your smoothies? Wonder no more and try this refreshing spin on a classic strawberry banana smoothie!

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Lemon Lunch or Dinner Recipes

Sheet pan meals are always my go-to for time saving recipes and this 20 minute total-time Lemon Dill Salmon recipe will blow you away with its flavor and ease.

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In case you’re wondering what flavors pair well with lemon, I’m a huge fan of sage and also light vegetables like zucchini or yellow squash. This lemony dish is perfect for Spring and Summer and makes any dinner table look beautiful!

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Lemon chicken in a crockpot is the answer to the problem you didn’t even know you had! Or maybe you did know turning the oven on in Texas between April and September is a no-go, but either way, this hearty dinner takes minimal prep and is bursting with lemony flavor!

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Lemon Snacks

There are countless energy bite recipes out there, but what makes these the best snack bites? Lemon juice and lemon zest give these bites a citrusy kick that you’ve never tasted before and I promise if you make them once, you’ll make them again.

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For a more subtle lemon flavor, try these lemon snack bites! The creaminess of the cashews plus the addition of lemon juice (no zest) make these very dreamy.

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Lemon Desserts

These cupcakes are unapologetically lemon. Double lemon, to be in fact. How do you make the best lemon cupcakes? I vote lemon juice and zest in the batter AND the buttercream frosting. Just do it- you won’t be sorry.

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How do you make lemon popsicles? Maybe the question should be when do you make lemon popsicles and the answer is at least once a week during Texas summers. These Strawberry Lemon popsicles are my go-to lemon frozen treat and the base also makes a great mocktail or cocktail mix!

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It’s no exaggeration to say this was one of my favorite recipe roundups I’ve ever put together (the only ones that top this are my seasonal Fruits of the Spirit series!). I hope you find this compilation of lemon recipes and nutrition/cooking tips to be helpful. I’d love to know what your favorite lemon recipe is in the comments below!

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