Here are 56 Savoury Lemon Recipes to brighten your day! From zesty chicken dishes to creamy pastas and fresh salads, there’s a Savoury Lemon dish for every occasion.
You know the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s so much more you can do with a bag of lemons!! These 56 lemon recipes are here to bring a little sunshine to your winter doldrums. Just a little squirt of lemon juice will brighten any pasta dish…such as this Ham Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta.
Now is a great time to clean out and make use of pantry items. I’m sure you’ll find more than a few great ideas in this 25 Easy and Nutritious Pantry Meals roundup.
Pasta Savoury Lemon Recipes
Adding a bright splash of lemon really adds another dimension to creamy pasta sauces. The acid really breaks the monotony of the cream, much like the sun breaks the monotony of winter. Add some fresh herbs and some spring greens or peas and enjoy the wonderful play of flavours on your tongue.
Lemon Garlic Sour Cream Pasta from Amy at The Cook Report
Lemon Pasta with Arugula (Pasta al Limone) from Dana at Killing Thyme
Lemon and Pepper Alfredo Pasta Shells with Peas from Samantha at My Kitchen Love
Savoury Lemon Dips and Appetizers
When you add some lemon to a dip, you’ll have people coming back for more all night long. Then again, nothing says ‘party’ like lemon pepper chicken wings! What is your favourite way to add a little citrus flair to your party table?
Lemon and Roasted Garlic Hot Spinach Dip Deborah at Salted Mint
Lemon Feta Dip from Meme Inge
Lemon and Dill Goat Cheese Bites Kylie at Midwest Foodie Blog
Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins London at Evolving Table
Lemon Pepper Wings Stephanie at The Cozy Cook
Baked Falafel with Hazelnuts and Creamy Lemon Mint Sauce Elena at Happy Kitchen Rocks
Lemon and Parsley Sauce for Fish Corina at Searching for Spice
Fish and Seafood Savoury Lemon Recipes
There are several reasons why lemon and fish or seafood go together so well. Oily and fatty fishes benefit from a squeeze of lemon because it cuts the fat and hides the ‘fishy flavour’. Fresh lemon is also delicious with shellfish as it helps to bring out the natural sweetness of lobster, crabs, and prawns.
Tuna Steak with Lemon Caper Sauce by Brian at Krumpli
Garlic and Citrus Stuffed Whole Rainbow Trout Beth at Binky’s Culinary Carnival
Citrus and Fresh Herb Roasted Salmon Daniela at Waves in the Kitchen
Easy Lemon Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon Marcie at Flavor the Moments
30 Minute Creamy Lemon Salmon Piccata from Elaine at Flavour and Savour
Salmon en Papillote with Lemon Gremolata Eden at Sweet Thyme
Cajun Salmon with Lemon Aioli by Ashlee Marie
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner with Broccolini Annissa at Simply So Healthy
Scallops and Asparagus with Lemon Spaghettini from Sean at Diversivore
Savory Lemon Salad Recipes
Ditch the boring old chopped lettuce salads and kick things up with bright, bold lemon flavours. Use fresh lemon juice in a dressing, finish with some lemon zest scattered over the top or incorporate whole peels if you’re feeling extra bold. Nothing says ‘we’re eating fresh and healthy’ like a bright salad on the dinner table.
Kale and Wheat Berry Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing from Cadry’s Kitchen
Grilled Halloumi and Peach Salad with Homemade Lemon Pesto Nicola at Kitchen Sanctuary
Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing Amy at The Cook Report
Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons Erin at Platings and Parings
Lemony Orzo and Roasted Corn Salad Erica’s Recipes
Lemony Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Chickpeas Nicole at I Am a Honey Bee
Zucchini Salad with Lemon Feta and Pine Nuts Marissa at Pinch and Swirl
Gluten Free Lemon and Herb Quinoa Tabbouleh from Michael at Foodal
Chicken Savoury Lemon Recipes
Winner winner, savoury lemon chicken dinners! Everyone’s favourite is back n brighter than ever ever. Try roasting a whole chicken stuffed with a half lemon and fresh herbs or whip up a pan of chicken piccata with chicken breast tenders. There’s no part of the chicken that isn’t made better with the addition of lemon.
Healthy Chinese Lemon Chicken Sarah at A Saucy Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives from Jill at This Old Gal
Lemon Butter Chicken from Natasha at Salt & Lavender
French Roasted Chicken Cynthia at What a Girl Eats
Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes Bethany at A Simple Palate
Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken Patty at The PKP Way
Chicken Piccata Lisa at Panning the Globe
One Skillet Creamy Lemon Pepper Chicken Vanessa at Zest and Simmer
Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken Piccata from Mahy at Two Purple Figs
Braised Korean Chicken with Soy Ginger Lemon Sauce JinJoo from Kimchimari
Chicken Riganati – Greek Lemon Chicken Iryna at avender and Macarons
Grilled Lemon Pork Tenderloin with Charred Lemon Gremolata Erin at Platings and Pairings
Savoury Lemon Soups
Soup! There it is..lemon the perfect way to brighten up a bowl of comforting soup. From the classic Greek Avgolemono which features the ultimate comfort trio; chicken, rice and lemon to clear soups and chowders. They all love a bit of lemon.
Kale White Bean and Lemon Soup from Alexandra at Occasionally Eggs
Chickpea Lemon Orzo Soup Jenn at Peas and Crayons
Lemony Couscous Soup with Chicken and Spring Vegetables Mackenzie at Food above Gold
Charred Corn Preserved Lemon Chowder from Carole at The Yum Yum Factor
Vegetable Savoury Lemon Recipes
Speaking of Greek classics, a bit of lemon brings a welcome change to everyday oven roasted potatoes, cauliflower, spring onions, kale, and asparagus. Don’t forget that classic combination of lemon and artichokes.
Easy Lemon Roasted Potatoes from Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries from Justine Celina
Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Dijon from Nicole at Culinary Cool
Savoury Lemon Artichokes Samantha at Bites of Wellness
Roasted Spring Onions with Dill Butter and Lemons Tricia at Rhubarbarians
Lemony Garlic Roasted Asparagus from Allie at Through Her Looking Glass
Lemon Kale Bake Shashi at Savory Spin
Savoury Lemon Rice Dishes
Lemon with rice is very, very nice! Here are two recipes to help you switch up your everyday white rice habit.
Instant Pot Lemon Rice Meeta at Piping Pot Curry
South Indian Lemon Rice Elumichampazham Sadam Nisha at The Magic Saucepan
Savoury Vegan Lemon Recipes
Last, but certainly not least here are 4 super tasty savoury lemon vegan recipes including super creamy pastas, a vegan lemon risotto and one really funky baked tofu with olives and capers.