The Top 20 Creative Lemon Recipes range from corn and custard, to soups and salads. There are so many ways to use lemons, and there's definitely a recipe here for everyone.
I think my favorite thing about winter is that with it comes citrus season.
I love cooking with lemons and working them into all sorts of recipes.
And when life gives you lemons . . . well, of course there's lemonade -- but, there are so many more ways to use lemons.
How about: "When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Flan." Or "When life gives you lemons, make Fried Lemon Caesar Salad?"
There are so many creative things to do with lemons in the kitchen.
Let me tell you, if you add some sweetness or savory flavors to lemon, you can create extraordinary masterpieces in the kitchen.
Meyer lemons are my favorite, but these recipes can be made with most lemon varieties.
Click on the images or titles below them for the delicious and creative lemon recipes . . .
1. Meyer Lemon Basil Salad Dressing
2. Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil
3. Whipped Meyer Lemon Vanilla Butter
4. Kotosoupa - Greek Chicken Lemon Soup
7. Marinated Lemon-Garlic Croutons
8. Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake
10. Lemon Pepper Corn on the Cob
11. Lemon-Lavender Frozen Custard
12. Coconut Kohlrabi Lemon Soup
14. Skillet Braised Chicken Recipe with Lemon-Shallot Sauce
15. Vanilla Meyer Lemon Hot Milk Cake
16. Meyer Lemon Thyme Spaghetti
17. Smoky Paprika Lemon Chicken Under a Brick
18. Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa
20. Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Beurre Blanc
And a bonus, because how could I not include My Mom's Meyer Lemonade?
I hope you enjoy these super creative lemon recipes!
OMG! Do you ever sleep? Or do you sleep-cook (instead of sleep-walk)? Absolutely fantastic collection of lemon recipes, Valentina and #14 is not the only fab picture, they all are! Great job!
Christina, THANK YOU! No sleep-cooking for me. Wouldn't be nearly as much fun. (Just sleep-posting. ;-)) xo
Can't choose just one. I want to try them ALL, Valentina!
I'm nuts about lemons. Throwing zest away feels like
sacrilege. I always save it for cakes, etc.
Have a bit of the sniffles. That Greek soup might be
the right medicine for me now. xo
Thanks, Colette. Hope you're feeling better. Lemon always helps. 😉
Lemon is my favorite of most flavors. Thanks for all these fabulous ideas!
You are very welcome. Thank YOU!
Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought
I need to plant a lemon tree now. What a fabulous collection!
Thanks so much, Cathy! My lemon tree only produces about 8 lemons a year, so it's always empty. 😉
OMG, So inpirational! I have about 8 ripe lemons on my tree now, so what to choose??! Thank you for sharing your talents Valentina.
Awww, thank you so much Patricia.It's my lemon tree that inspires me. 🙂 xo
Lucky you with a lemon tree! So many beautiful recipes - first up to try for me is the Fried Lemon Caesar. Looks incredible!
Thank you, Marissa. Hope you love the salad. Stay well! 🙂 ~Valentina
David @ Spiced
Lemon on a pizza!? Now you've got my attention! I love pizza, and I love lemons, but I've never combined the two. I'm also loving the idea of a lemon twist on guacamole. Perfect for sunny days in the backyard!
Sunny days in the yard. Sounds lovely! Thanks for checking out my lemon collection, David. 🙂 ~Valentina
David Scott Allen
As I said before (or I should have said), this is a wonderful collection of pucker-up recipes!
Thanks, David. "Pucker-up." Love it! 🙂 ~Valentina