I love the flavor of lemon – it’s so refreshing and so versatile! So today, for my fellow lemon loving friends, I want to share some delicious and healthy lemon recipes to try.
My #1 favorite way to use lemons is in salad dressing (try my favorite Lemon Balsamic Dressing!), but lemon is also a great way to brighten up and add a bit of depth and tartness to cooked meals.
From muffins to lemon-glazed salmon to lemon bars, these lemon-infused recipes are sure to delight.
Healthy Recipes with Lemon
Having a bowl of lemons in your kitchen makes it smell amazing and brightens the room.
But of course, they’re great for using in recipes, too! Here are some ways to get the most out of your gorgeous lemons.
I’ve broken up these recipes into savory and sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for.
Let’s start with sweet. Enjoy!
Sweet Lemon Recipes
Have you tried lemon in pancakes before? If not, you’re missing out!
These lemon pancakes are made super fluffy and perfectly tangy from a combination of lemon juice, lemon zest, and ricotta cheese.
This recipe also includes instructions on how to make a lemon-infused blueberry chia jam for topping. It’s the most delicious flavor combo!
These creamy lemon bars are made with coconut cream, so they’re vegan (but with a luscious cheesecake texture)!
Plus, they feature an easy no-bake and gluten free crust made mostly from nuts, dates, and oats.
This breakfast quinoa bake is packed with berries, lemon, and sliced almonds.
It’s the perfect weekend breakfast recipe – filling, flavorful, and nutritious!
These summery muffins are healthy, vegan, and totally delicious! This is an old recipe from my early days of the blog and it’s one of my reader’s favorites – and for good reason.
These muffins are made with whole wheat flour, zucchini, applesauce, and walnuts for the ultimate filling make-ahead snack or breakfast.
Savory Lemon Recipes
This simple crockpot honey lemon chicken is juicy, tangy, and doesn’t take much effort, which is always a huge win! It’s perfect for when you need an easy weeknight meal, but still want something that looks and tastes delicious.
I love serving it with roasted asparagus and crispy potatoes, but you can switch it up with your favorite sides: other veggies, rice, quinoa, salad, etc.!
This super simple zesty quinoa salad features lemon, feta, spinach, and kidney beans for a filling and healthy lunch or side dish!
It’s also vegetarian and gluten free.
Looking for a super easy sheet pan dinner?
This lemon dijon salmon with roasted veggies is the way to go! It’s so flavorful, and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients to make, either.
This bright and lemony avocado bean dip is the best healthy appetizer! It tastes like a combination of guacamole and hummus.
Serve with crackers, crunchy veggies, or pita bread.
In case you couldn’t tell, I really love lemon with salmon – it’s such a perfect flavor combo. This recipe in particular is one of our family’s all-time favorites!
The sauce is positively divine – you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.
This Mediterranean bulgur salad features a lemon mint vinaigrette that’s oh so refreshing. Serve with grilled chicken kabobs if desired, or enjoy as is!
If you’re craving a savory snack, these crispy baked kale chips are packed with flavor and surprisingly easy to make!
The recipe includes 4 different flavor variations (all of which are totally delicious).
Yep, more salmon – and this is literally the easiest baked salmon recipe ever: just 3 ingredients for perfect, tender salmon.
It pairs wonderfully with pretty much any side: rice, quinoa, roasted veggies, salad, you name it!
This side dish is so tasty but also super easy! It’s great for everyday meals, but also fancy enough for holidays like Thanksgiving.
Lemon zest and lemon juice are both great ways to add a bright, refreshing flavor to your food. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these healthy lemon recipes!
Have you tried any of these recipes, or have any favorite recipes that feature lemon? Let me know in the comments!
Looking for more citrus recipes? Check these out:
- Orange Glazed Salmon with Honey & Ginger
- Yogurt Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice
- Honey Lime Chicken with Grilled Peach & Corn Salad
- Orange Juice BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- Watermelon Rosemary Lime Popsicles
And by the way, if you’re a fitness fan, be sure to try my Homemade Citrus Sports Drink Recipe!