Cooking with lemons is easy because they are one of the most common fruits used in cooking. They have a bright citrus flavor that pairs well with many other ingredients.
The juice of a lemon is great on its own as an ingredient in salad dressings and sauces. You can also use it to make simple syrup and lemonade.
Lemons are so versatile and you can add them to a variety of dishes from cakes and cookies to cocktails, salads, soups, and even desserts, you’ll want to add these tasty treats to your menu.
Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, here are some delicious lemon recipes to try.
To make the aioli, whisk together the egg yolks, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzles in about half the olive oil.
Once the mixture begins to thicken, pour in the remaining oil while continuing to whisk vigorously.
Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Use immediately, or cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To serve, spoon onto grilled vegetables, chicken, or fish.
If you love shrimp recipes, I think you’ll enjoy these shrimp cakes. They’re moist, juicy, tender and so delicious. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Just combine ingredients and mix well. Then, form into patties and pan fry. Serve hot with a side of lemon aioli dipping sauce.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever made your own wings before but they are SO much better than store bought. This recipe is super quick and easy to make.
It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. The result? Tender, crispy, juicy chicken wings. And, they taste amazing.
This salmon dish has all the flavors of summertime. Fresh lemons and fresh herbs and anything else you fancy adding. Perfect for grilling outdoors or serving at home.
This lemon pepper fish filet recipe is one of my favorites. It’s got a kick of heat from the cayenne pepper and you can add a touch of sweetness with some honey if you prefer. It’s perfect for grilling over an open flame.
Grill pork chops until cooked through. Top each chop with a slice of lemon and basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and grill again until warmed through.
Roast turkey breast pairs wonderfully with lemon thyme and sage. Simply season with salt and pepper, place in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Lamb chops marinated in mint and lemon. Cook on a charcoal grill or broil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil 4 to 5 minutes per side. Brush with butter and sprinkle with chopped mint.
Pork and lemon is a match made in heaven. Simply blend the ingredients and rub into the pork, place in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Baste occasionally during cooking time.
Tilapia is a mild tasting fish that works great as a base for this lemon herb flavored dish. For best results, use fresh herbs and lemon.
Spicy Lemon Ginger beef and broccoli is better than takeout! Featuring super tender marinade flank steak, delicious roasted broccolini, and a hefty amount of spicy lemon ginger sauce.
A spicy and tasty extravaganza. Serve beef with rice noodles, steamed broccoli, and a squeeze of lime.
This delicious cake is easy to make with a delicious citrus twang. Cake batter mixed with almond extract and lemon zest. Bake cake in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
Cool completely before frosting. Frost with cream cheese icing. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
These muffins are light, fluffy and bursting with blueberries. A perfect breakfast treat. Just mix together dry ingredients, wet ingredients and fold in blueberries. Bake in greased muffin tins.
A classic poppy seed bread recipe made with whole wheat flour and lots of lemon. Great for sandwiches, toast or even dessert.
Seafood pairs perfectly with citrus flavors. Here the shrimp is sauteed in garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Add shrimp to pasta sauce and toss with spaghetti squash.
Chicken breasts brushed with olive oil and seasoned with lemon and garlic. Place chicken in a foil pouch and roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Salmon is a delicious fish that pairs well with many flavors. Here it is paired with lemon, basil, rosemary and parsley.
This Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus is a fast and easy side dish that takes only 20 minutes to make! Perfect with grilled meats, seafood, or a bowl of pasta and some crusty bread!
Whatever you choose to pair it with, I guarantee you’ll love this recipe! Perfect for springtime!
This flaky lemon fish is packed with flavor and easy to make. Use our homemade lemon pepper seasoning to give it an extra punch of lemony goodness.
Pair it with roasted veggies or a salad and you’ve got a quick and tasty dinner that takes only 20 minutes to cook!
Serve tuna steak with lemon pepper seasoning. The combination of flavors makes for a unique taste experience.
Grilled corn topped with lemon pepper seasoning. This is one of my favorite summer foods and tastes great when cooked on the grill.
Baked potatoes sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning. These are so good you won’t need any sour cream!
Grilled chicken wings tossed with lemon pepper seasoning. I love these because they’re crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
Fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro can be added to this lemon pepper salsa for a delicious blend of fresh flavors.
You don’t need mayonnaise for a great potato salad! The secret is to soak the potatoes in lemon juice before cooking them.
This lemony potato salad is bright, tangy and well seasoned. Serve it warm, at room temperature, or chilled. Delicious!
A pasta salad made with fresh Mediterranean salad ingredients and drizzling with an incredible Lemon Herb Dressing!
Roasting vegetables with lemon zest adds brightness and freshness to any dish. Add them to salads, sandwiches, and grain bowls for a quick and delicious meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Add Salt When Cooking With Lemon Juice?
Yes, if you want your food to have a more savory flavor. If you prefer a sweeter taste, then use less salt.
How Do I Know How Much Lemon Juice To Use?
The amount of lemon juice needed depends on what you’re making. For example, if you’re using it as a marinade, you’ll probably need about 1/2 cup (120 ml).
However, if you’d like to make a sauce, you’ll need 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of lemon juice per serving.
When Using Lemon Juice, How Long Should I Let It Sit Before Serving?
If you’re using lemon juice as a marinade or dressing, you can leave it out overnight. But if you’re adding it to a soup or stew, you’ll want to let it sit for 30-60 minutes before serving.
Can I Substitute Lime Juice For Lemon Juice?
Lime juice has a slightly different flavor than lemon juice. It also doesn’t work quite as well as lemon juice in most recipes. So, if you’ve already used up all your lemon juice, try substituting lime juice instead.
How Do You Store Lemons?
Store lemons in the refrigerator in a paper bag. They will keep for several weeks.
Do You Recommend Buying Organic Lemons?
Organically grown produce is always better for you. That said, there isn’t much difference between conventional and organic lemons in terms of taste.
What Is The Best Way To Cut Lemons?
Use a sharp knife to slice off the top and bottom of the lemon. Then, hold the lemon over a bowl and carefully squeeze the lemon into the bowl. You’ll get more juice from the fruit that way.
Is It Okay To Freeze Lemons?
Freezing lemons is fine. Just make sure you remove the seeds first.
Are There Any Health Benefits To Eating Lemons?
Yes, lemons contain vitamin C which helps boost our immune system. And, according to some studies, drinking lemon water can help lower blood pressure.
Lemons are a super versatile fruit and highl;y nutritious. They’re easy to use in many dishes. From soups to sauces, they bring so much flavor to the table.