21 Healthy Lemon Recipes That You Need To Try!

Whether it’s a lemon and lime pudding, a roast lemon and pepper chicken, or an old-fashion retro lemon slice, make lemon the star of the shoe with these sweet and lemon recipes. Whether you’re in the mood for a sunny cake or a bright pasta, there are so, so many things you can do with lemons—and in this roundup, we celebrate the fruit in all its glory, from the zest to the juice. Some of our favorite dessert recipes include summer crab carbonara with lemons and capers, spring pea chaat with lemon raita, and homemade limoncello. As for dessert? There’s lemon cake with cream cheese frosting, lemon curd-swirled strawberry custard, and so many more.


21. Bundt Lemon Cake

Bundt Lemon Cake

This Copycat Nothing Bundt Lemon Bundt Cake recipe uses a simple lemon cake mix and tangy sour cream cheese icing! Even though it’s my favorite… There’s no real need to buy a dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes now with this copycat cake recipe. It’s an easy dessert to make and tastes just like the original! Nothing Bundt Cakes is a bakery chain that makes the most delicious, dense, and moist cakes in a variety of flavors. These lemon desserts are always decorated with a thick, elegant layer of frosting. The lemon version is crisp with a decadent cream cheese frosting and my favorite, by far. 
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20. Lemon Magic Custard Cake 

Lemon Magic Custard Cake 

I’ve been hearing about these lemon desserts. One batter, three layers. Magic. It’s a rainy evening and there’s nothing good to watch on TV. I have nothing better to do, so why not give it a whirl? So if I do this correctly, the top layer should be cake; the middle layer a custard; and the bottom layer a stiffer custard layer, more like flan. The one thing I will note is that the batter itself will be more like a crepe batter, so don’t be alarmed if you were expecting the batter to have a normal cake batter consistency.
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Suggested: Custard Recipes


19. The Best Lemon Bars

The Best Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars from Scratch are simple, delicious, and bursting with lemon flavor. These lemon recipes are super easy to make and perfect for these warm summer days! After my first bite of these, I thought to myself, “these are so good they dangerous!” These lemon bars are that good- that if I didn’t give them away, I would’ve eaten them all! The BEST Lemon Bars you will ever have!
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18. Lemon Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Lemon Slice-and-Bake Cookies

If you like lemon, you should try these yummy lemon slice-and-bake cookies which are light and full of lemon flavor! I love lemon cookies, lemon tarts, lemon cakes, lemon souffle…When I see lemon desserts on a menu, I always pick and taste them. I can say lemon desserts make me happy.  Although I eat chocolate a lot, I have some extra love for pastries with lemon.  It won’t be surprising to you to see different lemon recipes here.
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Suggested: Keto Cookie Recipes


17. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Healthy lemon poppy seed muffins made with oat flour, dairy-free Greek yogurt, and sweetened only with maple syrup. They’re light and fluffy and taste extra indulgent with an optional lemon glaze or lemon ice. I love lemon poppy seed muffins, especially my mom. Her lemon poppy seed muffins always made an appearance at Easter brunch and were a highly requested dessert at any spring or summer party. Basically, my mom was known for her muffins.
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16. Lemon Biscotti

 Lemon Biscotti

Crunchy Lemon Biscotti drizzled with a lemon sugar glaze are just great for snacking and also make the perfect cookie gift! These biscotti are so beautiful and delicious. You’ll want to lemons add these Italian biscotti to your Christmas cookie tray! These lemon desserts are totally dairy-free! The lemon sugar glaze drizzled on top makes them a special holiday cookie to bake and share! Who doesn’t love cookie gifts?!? And a little secret about these biscotti…they get even better on the 2nd or 3rd day and are also stored for a few days at room temperature!
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Suggested: Sweet Snack Recipes


15. Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

 Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

The best ever Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce! Especially great served over or stirred through, seafood and rice as well. Quick, easy, no-fuss recipe. It is up to you whether to thicken the sauce at the end or enjoy it without thickening. We have the sauce both ways. Grilled large Mozambique Prawns on a layer of spiced (or flavored) rice and drizzled with the Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is heavenly! 
Get the recipe here.


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14. Easy Baked Cod Recipe with Lemon and Garlic

Easy Baked Cod Recipe with Lemon and Garlic

This easy-baked cod recipe comes together in just over 20 minutes, but there is a reason it is a big fan favorite! Tender, perfectly flaky cod, tossed in bold Mediterranean spices and baked with a tasty garlic and lemon sauce or adding fresh lemon juice. Luckily, there are so many ways to prepare a tasty fish dinner. Sometimes, I go for a big baked salmon, a hearty fish soup, or something different like a saucy Moroccan fish. But one of my favorite lemon recipes is this easy lemon-baked cod! 
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Suggested: Keto Fish Meals


13. Easy Lemon Curd Cookies

Easy Lemon Curd Cookies

I bought lemon curd with no idea whаt I асtuаllу wаntеd to do with it. Whеn I ѕаw thіѕ on Pinterest I had to try it and thеу wеrе rеаllу good! Thе сооkіе itself іѕ dеlісаtе аnd crumbly and nоt ѕuреr ѕwееt. Thаt pairs реrfесt wіth thе lеmоn сurd! I loved that thе cookies were more thаn juѕt a hоldеr оf thе ѕwееt filling. Thеу weren’t hard аѕ a rock or drу. Thеу wеrе nice, tеndеr аnd a lіttlе flаkу.
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12. Small Batch Lemon Curd 

Small Batch Lemon Curd

This small-batch lemon curd recipe is perfect for two people. Ready in just 10 minutes with 5 simple ingredients, this from-scratch recipe couldn’t be easier to make and tastes so much better than any store-bought version. You won’t find a more delicious and easy recipe than this one! If you have put off making your own lemon curd, as you thought it was tricky and too labor-intensive to make, this is the recipe that will change your mind! Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice it really delivers on the tangy flavor and doesn’t require a double boiler or cornflour either!
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11. Glazed Lemon Scones Recipe

Glazed Lemon Scones Recipe

This is the Best Lemon Scone Recipe around! These easy lemon scones are buttery, moist, and perfectly balanced with lemon flavors. Topped with a sweet, fresh lemon glaze or lemon cream, these make the perfect dessert companion for hot tea or coffee! They are modeled after our popular Vanilla Scones recipe. If you are searching for a scone that is anything but dry you’ve come to the right place. These scones boast a crunchy outer layer, and a moist, fluffy inner. The fresh lemon glaze really compliments the flavors of this citrusy scone.
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10. Strawberry Lemon Blondies

 Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Soft, moist and dense like a brownie, these Strawberry Lemon Blondies are absolutely to die for. They will satisfy your sweet tooth and would be the perfect easy dessert to take to your next family gathering. This recipe is so easy to make homemade from scratch and the results are absolutely delicious! Consider yourself warned! These are truly irresistible. Even now, as I write this post I sure wish there were some left. Ha! They disappeared in a hurry. We shared some and enjoyed some.
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Suggested: Strawberry Dessert Recipes


9. White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Our easy white chocolate lemon truffles are bursting with sweet white chocolate and tart lemon flavor covered in a dusting of powdered sugar. These delicious confections are like happy little balls of sunshine. Truffles are such an elegant, and often a surprisingly simple, delicacy to make. Try our cookies and cream truffles for another spin on these treats. For all those lemon lovers, try lemon bars and lemon lush.
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8. Lemon Chicken Pasta

Lemon Chicken Pasta

This Pasta Primavera with fresh squeezed lemon or grilled lemons, chicken thighs, and spring vegetables like green beans, broccoli, spinach, etc, is perfect for any night of the week. That creamy sauce is all kinds of dreamy! For quicker cooking I slice the chicken in half horizontally, resulting in two thin fillets. I also find the chicken stays much juicier when prepared like this because the cooking time is reduced so much. It’s one of my best lemon recipes and I am sure you will love it too. 
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Suggested: Keto Pasta Recipes


7. Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

Quick and easy, creamy lemon chicken piccata is a simple and delicious 30-minute meal. Soft and tender chicken breast is dredged in flour, seared, and tossed in a light and creamy lemon sauce with capers and garlic to give the best flavor. This crowd favorite is so easy to make in a single skillet and served over a bed of pasta. The perfect weeknight dinner. Chicken piccata is a classic Italian dish where chicken breast that has been sliced and pounded is covered in flour and cooked with a light lemon sauce with capers. It is one of my favorite lemon recipes! 
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6. Slow Roasted Greek Lemon Potatoes

Slow Roasted Greek Lemon potatoes

These lemon recipes are so easy to make and are the perfect side dish for so many meals. This is a true authentic greek recipe where the potatoes are cooked in a mixture of broth, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. The potatoes act like sponges and suck up all those flavors, to give you a potato that is amazingly tender on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside and so full of flavor you won’t be able to stop eating them!
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5. No-Bake Lemon & Coconut Slice

No-Bake Lemon & Coconut Slice

This new and improved no-bake Lemon Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base made with sweetened condensed milk and crushed biscuits then topped with a creamy lemon frosting… there’s a reason this is one of our most popular lemon recipes! It’s no secret that I LOVE no-bake slice dessert recipes… they’re quick, easy and always the first to go at parties and celebrations. Whether it’s a Malteser Slice, Mars Bar Slice, Licorice Allsort Slice (help – it’s addictive!) Jelly Slice or this classic Lemon Coconut Slice, you really can’t go wrong!
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4. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon chicken orzo soup! This soup is cozy, hearty and SO delicious. Made with homemade chicken stock and loads of vegetables like carrots & celery, this is a spin on a traditional classic (might I add some of the best chicken soup I’ve ever made or tasted). It’s finished off with orzo and loads of fresh lemon juice, as well as chopped dill and parsley. Don’t forget to add a good amount of freshly cracked peppercorns.
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Suggested: Keto Soup Recipes


3. Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie

 Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie

If you love billowy meringue, this is the pie for you. It is piled extra high above a perfectly tart-sweet, silky smooth lemon filling. Fragrant Meyer lemons are becoming more widely available, so use them if they are around, although no one will turn down a slice of this pie if you use regular lemons. It’s one of the best lemon desserts ever and you should definitely try it at home. 
Get the recipe here.


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2. Lemon Cupcakes with Creamy Lemon Frosting

 Lemon Cupcakes with Creamy Lemon Frosting

These light and fluffy Lemon Cupcakes are made with creamy lemon frosting for the best lemon cupcakes! They are easy to make and perfect for spring and summer! Lemon desserts are always something special, and these cupcakes are certainly no exception. Both the buttercream and the cupcakes are naturally flavored with fresh lemon juice and zest. The results are decadent lemon cupcakes with just the right amount of lemon!
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Suggested: Keto Cupcake Recipes


1. Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

 Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

Easy Paleo and Whole30 Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs are made all in one pan that are super flavorful, filling, and even kid-friendly!  A tasty and quick weeknight dinner for the whole family. I’ve been holding onto this recipe for too long, and meanwhile, it’s become a weekly staple in our house that’s temporarily replaced the old favorite bacon-wrapped chicken. But still, chicken-wise, we’ve all been happy to drop the bacon and welcome this new lemon garlic version into our chicken-dinner lives and love it with all the chicken-love-abandon it deserves.
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