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28 Fresh & Healthy Lemon Recipes You Need to Make!

When life gives you lemons, here are 22 fresh and healthy lemon recipes you need to make! 

28 FRESH and Healthy Lemon Recipes You Need to Make!

Is there anything as cheerful as a bowl of fresh lemons? Or plucking lemons from your tree {or maybe your neighbors tree} on a warm sunny afternoon, and juicing them into fresh squeezed lemonade?

I think not!

If you’re like me, you simply can not NOT smile while looking at lemons! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I was all prepared to share this fresh lemon recipe round-up with you last summer, when my tree was overflowing with lemons…

I even asked my fabulous dietitian and food blogger friends to share their favorite healthy lemon recipes with ME, so I could share them with YOU.

But then I took a 3 week trip to Europe {maybe one day I’ll share those photos with you!}, and when I returned, lemon season was almost over. Sigh…

Up until now, and once again my tree overfloweth with lovely, luscious lemons!

Lemon tree

Why You Should Make These Healthy Lemon Recipes

Add flavor without salt…

Fresh and juicy, bright and tangy, and rich in vitamin C, lemons are a must for my healthy pantry staples. They are also the perfect counterbalance to sweet, as well as to salty. Of, if you’re trying to cut back on your salt intake, lemon juice and lemon peel will add a bright and zingy flavor to your recipes without adding sodium. Win, win!

Boost your immune system…

In addition to the immune boost you get from vitamin C, lemons, and other citrus fruits, contain a soluble fiber called pectin. It’s mostly found in the peel, but also in the pulp. Pectin may help lower LDL cholesterol .

In addition, the soluble fiber in citrus and other foods rich in pectin, may help alleviate constipation and promote good digestive health. For the best health benefits, enjoy eating/drinking the entire lemon!

Here are 28 Fresh and Healthy Lemon Recipes to inspire you…

GF = Gluten Free, Veg = Vegetarian, V = Vegan, LF = Low FODMAP.


Skinny Citrus Whisky Sour {GF, V}~ In Wealth and Health

Herbal Lemon-Lime Mint Water {GF, V} ~ Sharon Palmer

Strawberry Basil Lemonade {GF, V} ~ Homemade Nutrition

Spiced Pomegranate Lemon Lassi {GF, Veg} ~ The Spicy RD

Triple Citrus Pomegranate Rosemary Margaritas {GF, V} ~ The Spicy RD

Natural Green Juice Painkiller Shot {GF, V} ~ The Spicy RD


When life gives you lemons make these fresh and healthy lemon recipes! | Appetizers and Snacks

Jalapeño Lemon Feta {GF, Veg, LF} ~ My Bottomless Boyfriend

Preserved Lemons {GF, V} ~ Heather Goesch Nutrition

Corn Cakes w/ Lemon Yogurt Sauce {Make w/ GF flour if desired, Veg} ~ Nutritioulicious

Avocado Tartine w/ Preserved Lemon {Make w/ GF bread if desired, Veg} ~ Avocado a Day

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters {GF, V} ~ The Spicy RD

Halibut Ceviche with Fresh Corn and Cherry Tomatoes {GF} ~ The Spicy RD


When life gives you lemons, make these fresh and healthy lemon recipes! | Savory Dishes and Salads

Middle Eastern Lemon Feta Chicken {GF} ~ Back to the Book Nutrition

Lemon Parsley Chickpeas {GF, V} ~ RDelicious Kitchen

Kale Salad with Tandoori Chickpeas {GF, V} ~ The Nutrition Adventure

Lemon Asparagus Pesto Pasta {Make w/ GF pasta if desired, Veg} ~ Nourish, Breathe, Thrive

Lemony Kale, Pasta, and Pistachio Salad {GF, Veg} ~ The Spicy RD

Lentil Salad w/ Kale, Almonds & Lemon Vinaigrette {GF, V, LF} ~ The Spicy RD

Strawberry Arugula Salad w/ Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette {GF, LF} ~ The Spicy RD

Raw Zucchini Noodles w/ Lemony Avocado Pesto {GF, V} ~ The Spicy RD

Healthy Lemon Recipes: Desserts & Breakfast

Lemon Ricotta Coconut Pancakes {GF option, Veg} ~ Dishing Out Health

Honey Apple Nut and Citrus Gratin {GF, Veg}~ Vicki Shanta Retelny

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Muffins {Make w/ GF flour if desired, Veg} ~ Kara Lydon

Lemon Apple Cocoroons {GF, V} ~ Food Confidence

Strawberry Lemon Tarragon Sauce {GF, V, LF} ~ The Spicy RD

Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake {GF, V, LF} ~

Raspberry Lemon Scones {GF, V, LF}

No Bake Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites & Cocoa Lemon Truffles {GF, Veg, LF} ~ The Spicy RD

Which of these healthy lemon recipes will you make first? Any lemon cooking tricks you want to share? Do lemons make you smile too???

13 thoughts on “28 Fresh & Healthy Lemon Recipes You Need to Make!”

  1. I ADORE lemons so this whole post will be figuratively devoured by me – until I can make some and devour THEM! I get quite twitchy if I am running low on lemons and limes. Whereas you can just go and pick what you need. Sigh. Oh, your triple citrus pomegranate rosemary margarita is one of my favourite homemade cocktails. 🙂

  2. How amazing you have that gorgeous lemon tree at your house! I love using lemons in my cooking, but so often just stick with the juice and zest. Can’t wait to take it to the next level with some of these zesty recipes! Thanks for including my corn cakes!

    1. Thanks Jessica! I don’t have much of a green thumb, but somehow my lemon tree is thriving 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your Corn Cake recipe with lemon yogurt sauce-they look divine!

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