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30 Lemon Recipes to Savor This Season

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Infuse the season with vibrantly flavored lemon recipes to brighten spring days. From classic lemon desserts, like Old Fashioned Lemon Squares, to savory dishes with a zesty twist. This curated collection of 30 irresistible recipes brings the sunny essence of lemons to everyday recipes and tasty treats.

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Favorite Lemon Recipes

As the chill of winter begins to thaw and nature awakens from its slumber, there’s no better time to embrace the invigorating flavors of lemon in your cooking.

Spring heralds the arrival of fresh produce, including lemons, with their bright and citrusy tang. And adds bursts of sunshine to any dish. Whether you’re adding fresh lemons to Herb Lemon Water on a warm spring day or brightening up a hearty soup like Spring Minestrone Soup, or infusing desserts with the vibrant flavor of lemon zest, this versatile fruit epitomizes the essence of springtime.

Some of our most popular spring recipes include 10 Minute No Bake Cheesecake, using a splash of lemon to elevate and brighten traditional cream cheese flavors, and Greek Dill Yogurt Sauce, a 2-minute versatile dip.

Brightening Spring Recipes with Lemon

Lemon’s versatility makes it the perfect ingredient for spring cooking. Its tartness adds a refreshing contrast to rich and hearty dishes, making it an ideal accompaniment to seasonal favorites like roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and seafood.

Lemon’s natural acidity enhances the flavors of other ingredients and serves as a natural preservative, making it a valuable addition to your springtime pantry, from brightening up salads and marinades to adding a zesty kick to baked goods.

Incorporating lemon into your spring recipes is a surefire way to infuse your meals with a burst of seasonal flavor and vitality.

Dessert Recipes

Top view of sliced Lemon Drizzle Cake with lemon slices

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

This easy Lemon Drizzle Cake is a beautiful recipe, perfect for days when you're craving a decadently tender dessert with abundant lemon flavoring. Or when you're looking for a traditional tea cake you know everyone will love.

Lemon curd in a glass jar with tea

Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

This easy Lemon Curd recipe is a velvety soft, utterly delicious 4 ingredient lemony spread that is exceptionally easy to make at home, on the stovetop, in 10 minutes. A perfect blending of sweet and tangy goodness. It tastes like springtime in every bite.

Top view of Lemon Bars on White Plates

Easy Lemon Bars with Zested Shortbread Crust

These easy Lemon Bars with Zested Shortbread Crust are a perfect balance of tangy and sweet. The lemon curd-like filling is creamy and smooth, tasting like sunshine in every bite. The zested shortbread crust is simply irresistible.

Top view of Lemon Curd Tart with sliced lemons

French Lemon Curd Tart

This French Lemon Curd Tart is inspired by Tarte au Citron, or French Lemon Tart. It's a creamy, slightly tangy lemon custard filling baked in a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. It's incredibly simple to make, and utterly delicious!

Side horizontal view of lemon mug cake in a white mug with a twist of lemon and a small gold spoon.

2 Minute Lemon Mug Cake

Satisfy your lemon cake cravings with an easy Lemon Mug Cake recipe. Quick, delicious, and perfect for a bright and zesty spring treat!

Shortbread Tea Cookies with Lemon Curd on a Tea Plate with Flowers

Shortbread Tea Cookies with Lemon Curd

Shortbread Tea Cookies with Lemon Curd, topped with fresh blueberries, are tiny bites of perfection. Petit and perfectly sized for afternoon tea, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Sliced Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Cake on a Marble Cutting Board

Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Cake

This Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Cake is deliciously bright, ultra-soft, and moist. Both sweet and slightly tangy, it's a delightful anytime cake. Made with yogurt, it's a bit healthier without sacrificing the lemon poppy seed flavors we love.

Lemon Biscotti with a teapot on a woven tray

Lemon Biscotti with Almond and Vanilla

Dunkable cookies, familiarly known as biscotti, as you know, are coffee cafe favorites. Lemon Biscotti with Almonds and Vanilla is a seasonal favorite I love to make this time of year.

Glazed Honey Lemon Pound Cake Recipe | 31Daily.com

Glazed Honey Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Glazed Honey Lemon Pound Cake is a favorite treat, sweet and moist with a smooth, rich texture. This lemon loaf confection is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea, or simply a Sunday treat with coffee. Truly, a mouth-watering delight you won't want to miss.

Easy Mini Lemon Pudding Cakes

Indulge in the delightful flavors of mini lemon pudding cakes. This refreshing dessert is perfect for any occasion, from afternoon tea to brunch.

Lemon Blueberry Muffin on a blue and white plate

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These Lemon Blueberry Muffins are incredibly tender with a buttery crumb and delicious with fresh lemon and blueberries. Soft and so tempting, you'll never be able to stop at just one.

Lemon Tea Cookies on a Teal Stand

Easy Butter Lemon Tea Cookies

Butter Lemon Tea Cookies are a delightfully simple, sweet and soft wafer-like cookie with a beautiful lemon flavor. All you need is a cup of tea and your afternoon just became a bit brighter. An easy, traditional recipe that keeps or freezes well.

Irish Shortbread with Lemon and Currants cut into triangles and stacked on a wooden cutting board.

Irish Shortbread with Lemon and Currants

Irish Shortbread with Lemon and Currants is an incredibly delicious variation on tradition. It’s easy to make, keeps well, and is just plain pretty!

Greek Yogurt Lemon Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Greek Yogurt Lemon Muffins: Amazingly Delicious

Lemon Muffins are slightly sweet, flavored with real lemon juice and zest, vanilla, and have a moist and crumbly texture. They’re perfect to serve at a spring brunch or for afternoon tea. 

Side view of a serving of Blueberry Lemon Pudding Cake on a blue and white plate

Blueberry Lemon Pudding Cake

Blueberry Lemon Pudding Cake is an exceedingly delicious, simple dessert that is part pudding, part cake. It's soft, spongy, and almost addictive. Made with blueberries, lemons, and simple pantry ingredients.

Side view of Baked Lemon Pudding in a white oval baking dish

Baked Lemon Pudding

Baked Lemon Pudding is a delicious, irresistibly light and airy dessert with Irish origins. A sweet, effortless treat you don’t want to miss.

Side view of stacked Lemon Crinkle Cookies on a white plate

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies are soft, pillowy, and utterly delicious. Made with fresh lemon and rolled in powdered sugar that “crinkles.”

Easy Lemon Tart with Shortbread Crust | 31Daily.com

Easy Lemon Tart with Shortbread Crust

This Lemon Tart with Shortbread Crust is a simple and incredibly easy dessert for brunch or afternoon tea. Or when you’re craving that indescribably delicious taste of citrus. Infused with freshly squeezed lemon juice, it’s creamy and lush and simply sweetened.

Side view of stacked Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies with a white teapot in the background

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

These Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies are a rich and buttery cookie with a bright hint of lemon with nutty undertones of poppy seeds. If you’re a shortbread fan, you will absolutely love these simple cookies for snacking or teatime.

Side view of shaped Lemon Cut Out Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing ready for serving

Lemon Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Celebrate spring with Lemon Cut Out Sugar Cookies; delicious, buttery, sunny and bright with lemon flavor, and easy to make in any shape.

Side view of a slice of No Bake Lemon Pie with whipped topping and fresh lemon slices

10 Minute No Bake Lemon Pie

Looking for a quick and easy dessert that’s bursting with flavor? You’ll love this 10-Minute No Bake Lemon Pie recipe made with 4 simple ingredients. With a silky smooth texture, bright citrusy flavor, and a ready-made crust, it’s a dreamy treat all season!

Side view of sliced Lemon Drizzle Raspberry Yogurt Cake on a wood cutting board with fresh raspberries and mint

Lemon Drizzle Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Lemon Drizzle Raspberry Yogurt Cake is a sweet, moist, incredibly tender cake that’s an easy-to-make treat you’ll love. With bright flavors sweetened by fresh raspberries, is it a soft, delicious dessert for teatime, holidays, snacking, or, dare I mention, breakfast? Yes… to all!

Side view of Blueberry Tarts with Lemon Curd on a plate and serving stand with Darjeeling tea.

Mini Blueberry Tarts with Lemon Curd: A French-Inspired Teatime Treat

These Mini Blueberry Tarts with Lemon Curd are an easy to make teatime treat or summer dessert. Inspired by a favorite French boulangerie offering that I’ve tweaked and simplified, it’s a simple recipe you’ll love using only three ingredients and made in 30 minutes.

Closeup view of sliced Blueberry Lemon Curd Cake

Blueberry Cake with Lemon Curd

This Blueberry Cake with Lemon Curd is sweetly delicious and filled with sunshine flavors. Made with Greek yogurt and lemon curd, this loaf cake is soft and moist. A spring and summer cake you’ll not soon forget.

Sweet Tea Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake on a Teal Cake Stand

Sweet Tea Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Sweet Tea Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake is a festival of summer flavors in every bite of this soft, creamy, and buttery bundt cake. Lightly flavored with lemon, tender with Greek Yogurt, and sweet with blueberries. Traces of mint and sweet tea bring hints of delightfully unexpected flavor. 

Closeup view of homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies on a White Lace Cakestand

Lemon Cookies

Easy Lemon Sugar Cookies are a soft and chewy cookie to fall in love with. Old fashioned, homemade, zesty with fresh lemon, and oh-so-wonderful. 

Savory Recipes

Closeup top view of a pot of orzo pasta primavera

Spring Orzo Primavera with Asparagus, Broccoli, and Tomatoes

Orzo Primavera with Lemon, Asparagus, Broccoli, and Cherry Tomatoes is like a bite of spring… in a pot. Every taste is filled with fresh vegetables and spring flavors. It’s a pasta primavera recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes or less. Spring Orzo Pasta Primavera While orzo is very different from risotto, this dish reminds me

Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe (5 Minutes)

This easy and delicious Lemon Vinaigrette recipe is a favorite salad dressing and marinade. Toss with your favorite greens, Greek salad, or marinate chicken for a quick and flavorful meal!

Greek Roasted Chicken with Lemon Orzo

This Greek Roasted Chicken with Lemon Orzo is a simple but utterly delicious Mediterranean inspired meal you’ll love. Served family style, this tender and juicy chicken, roasted in bright and savory flavors, couldn’t be easier to make. And the lemon orzo is a delightful addition.

Closeup view of Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet with fresh basil and roasted tomatoes.

Easy Skillet Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Spinach

Creamy Tuscan Chicken is a one-pot, easy skillet dinner with seared and juicy chicken seasoned with Italian spices and then simmered in a dairy-free velvety cream sauce with pan roasted tomatoes and spinach. And for incredible flavor, it’s topped with crispy prosciutto.

Chicken with lemon, vegetables and thyme on a griddle pan.

Grilled Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables

This simple recipe for Grilled Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables is a favorite easy and healthy midweek dinner, all year long. Change up the vegetables depending on what is on season and simply serve alongside bread or rice, and a simple side salad!

Top view of Lemon Orzo Soup in a white bowl on a wood cutting board

Lemon Orzo Soup Recipe (Quick and Healthy)

Lemon Orzo Soup is light, healthy, wholesome and ready in minutes. Delicious Mediterranean flavors in an oh-so-simple-to-make soup!

Lemon herb grilled chicken thighs on a slate serving platter.

Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Thighs

With BBQ season fast approaching, this Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs marinade recipe is truly a favorite. It’s deceptively easy to make, and the flavors of fresh lemon and fresh herbs are incredibly delicious – perfect for your next cookout!

Side view of Mediterranean Lemon Rice and Cabbage in a large braising pan with fresh lemons and parsley

Mediterranean Lemon Rice and Cabbage

This Mediterranean-inspired Lemon Rice and Cabbage is a simple main or side dish with bright lemon flavor and crisp tender sauteed cabbage.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Parmesan and Lemon Zest | 31Daily.com

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Parmesan and Lemon Zest

An easy-to-prepare dish filled with fresh flavors, Roasted Cauliflower Steak is a side dish you’ll come back to time and time again—a family favorite — delicious pan-seared or oven-roasted.

Horizontal side view of Avgolemono Soup recipe in a blue bowl with fresh parsley.

Avgolemono Soup Recipe (Mediterranean Greek Lemon Soup)

If you’re craving a warm and comforting bowl of soup, this 30-minute avgolemono soup, a traditional Greek dish combining tangy flavors of lemon and the richness of chicken, is your answer! Find out what avgolemono is, the easy ingredients needed, and how to make this mouthwatering soup recipe!

Horizontal view of steamed artichoke with lemon thyme butter and lemon wedges on a green and white plate.

Steamed Artichoke with Lemon Butter

This Steamed Artichoke recipe with lemon butter and thyme is a lovely appetizer or side dish for spring gatherings. Tender and delicious!

More Lemon Recipes You May Also Enjoy

Peppermint Lemon Tea on the Porch

Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea

This easy recipe for Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea is a beautiful and refreshing summer beverage, lightly sweetened with honey, and made with herbal teabags, fresh lemon slices, and mint sprigs.

Glass jars of Herb Lemon Water with slices of cucumber, lemon, and fresh herbs

Herb Lemon Water: Refreshingly Simple Summer Drink

Herb Lemon Water is a refreshing and simple summer drink made with citrus, cucumber, and fresh herbs. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or sipping on the porch.

Cup of Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea in a Blue Teacup

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

There is nothing quite like a warm cup of Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea on chilly days. With high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium, a cup of fresh lemon ginger tea not only boosts immunity but reduces stress, helps heal, and soothes. And it’s very easy to make with fresh ingredients at home!

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