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When life gives you lemons, there are plenty of delicious lemon recipes you can make that not just lemonade! You can add a nice citrusy zing to your next main course, or pucker up for a tart and tangy treat! Lemon is super versatile. It works just as well in seafood and chicken dishes as it does in dips, cocktails and desserts. Give some of these wonderful lemon recipes a try and find some new favorites!

Italian Limoncello Recipe

Bottle of homemade limoncello.
Italian Limoncello Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Make this Italian limoncello recipe for yourself, for a special occasion, or even to give as a gift. A great homemade limoncello recipe is well worth knowing because this lemon-infused alcohol is an excellent way to finish dinner, especially if you’ve enjoyed delicious Italian recipes.
Get the Recipe: Italian Limoncello Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf

Slices of a homemade lemon blueberry poppy seed loaf on a wood platter.
Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Pairing the tart flavour of lemon with the sweet flavour of blueberries, this lemon blueberry poppy seed loaf is so good. It’s the perfect recipe for berry season when you can enjoy all kinds of abundant berries from the farmers’ markets. In British Columbia where I live, we have the biggest highbush blueberry growing region on the planet!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze

Lemon almond scones with glaze on top.
Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Start your morning off on a sweet and tangy note with these delicious lemon almond scones. Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and topped with lemon glaze and a sprinkle of slivered toasted almonds, these lemon scones are the perfect balance of zesty and nutty flavors.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze

Magic Colour Changing Lemonade

Magic colour changning lemonade.
Magic Colour Changing Lemonade. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Summer is the best time to make this magical color changing lemonade drink. When the weather is hot, and all you’re craving is a cold, sugary sweet drink this magic lemonade will hit the spot.
Get the Recipe: Magic Colour Changing Lemonade

Chicken Scallopini with Lemon Sauce

Chicken piccata with angle hair pasta on plates.
Chicken Scallopini with Lemon Sauce. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This garlic chicken scallopini with angel hair pasta is so delicious. If you’ve been looking for an easy chicken and pasta meal, you should definitely consider this one. It has so much in the way of flavour, including juicy chicken, garlic, lemon, pasta – yum! It is a totally scrumptious as well as gluten-free chicken dish.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Scallopini with Lemon Sauce

Limoncello Bundt Cake

A limoncello bundt cake with white glaze and lemon zest topping on a glass plate, surrounded by lemon slices and flowers.
Limoncello Bundt Cake. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fantastic limoncello bundt cake. It’s a great choice for spring or summer, or just because you love lemon!
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Bundt Cake

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes with icing and lemon slices on a blue tablecloth.
Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes. Photo credit: xoxoBella

These lemon stuffed cupcakes pair pillowy, fluffy vanilla cupcakes with a homemade filling of lemon curl plus a sweet buttercream frosting!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Limoncello Panna Cotta

A plate with a limoncello panna cotta with fresh berries.
Limoncello Panna Cotta. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

A truly delicious classic Italian dessert, limoncello panna cotta with fresh berries is definitely something you should try. It’s straightforward to make, even if you don’t often make desserts, and the combination of fresh berries, limoncello liqueur, lemon zest, and cream is just mouthwatering.
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Panna Cotta

Starbucks Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon poppy seed loaf with icing.
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

I don’t know if you remember the Starbucks glazed loaf recipe. It was available at Starbucks a long time ago. Now they only sell the regular lemon loaf, at least at the location near me. It’s pretty good but I really miss the poppy seed version! That’s why I love making a Starbucks lemon poppy seed loaf copycat recipe.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Copycat Recipe

Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée

A lemon dessert served in a lemon shell.
Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Blending sweetness, tartness and a creamy texture, a lemon posset brûlée is elegant enough for a dinner party as well as simple enough to become a real staple. If you love the zingy zippy flavour of lemons, you’re going to love this easy posset recipe with lemon juice, lemon zest, cream, sugar and, if you want it, a splash of vanilla too.
Get the Recipe: Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée

Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Lemon chicken pasta in a white bowl.
Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta. Photo credit: xoxobella.

This flavourful Instant Pot buttery lemon chicken pasta is well worth making. It’s a dish including pasta with zucchini and squash as well as chicken. The taste is both light and hearty and there are many ways to tweak the recipe, adding your own personal touches.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Berry Almond Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Berry Almond Pavlova with Lemon Curd.
Berry Almond Pavlova with Lemon Curd. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Pavlova is one of the most delicate desserts ever. I love making this berry almond pavlova with lemon curd and I love eating it! Learning an easy pavlova recipe means you can make this impressive dessert whenever the mood hits.
Get the Recipe: Berry Almond Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A lemon zucchini loaf sliced.
Lemon Zucchini Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

My dad always grows too many zucchini plants in the garden, so every summer I end up trying to find new ways to use the zucchini. This is one of my favourite zucchini bread recipes, and I think you will love this lemon zucchini loaf, too! The lemon makes it taste so fresh and light, plus a creamy glaze on top makes for a perfect loaf!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lemon Pudding Shots Recipe

Lemon Pudding Shots with lemon on top.
Lemon Pudding Shots Recipe (with Limoncello). Photo credit: This Silly Girls Kitchen.

These Lemon Pudding Shots use real limoncello in the mix, making these the perfect mini boozy pudding dessert for your next party. Creamy, simple, lemony, and irresistible.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Shots Recipe (with Limoncello)

Lemon Garlic Pasta

A plate of lemon garlic pasta with lemon wedges.
Lemon Garlic Pasta. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Give your next pasta night a light and refreshing twist by making this lemon garlic pasta. It is flavorful, easy and pairs perfectly with garlic bread and a salad.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Garlic Pasta

Refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry lemonade in a cup.
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This summer drink is just wonderfully sweet and tangy at the same time. It is refreshing and bubbly plus it is so easy to make. You will love this sparkling strawberry lemonade recipe.
Get the Recipe: Refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Lemon Dutch Baby

A skillet with a puffy dutch baby pancake garnished with berries.
Lemon Dutch Baby. Photo credit: Salted Mint.

There is nothing like a dutch baby pancake! This recipe makes for an ultra fluffy breakfast option that has a luscious lemon flavor. Top this with whipped cream or butter and add berries to the side for a complete meal.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Dutch Baby

Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken

A skillet of chicken thighs in sauce.
Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken. Photo credit: My Incredible Recipes.

This is the best way to make chicken thighs! They are easy, juicy and have such a fantastic flavor. Brown sugar and lemon are exactly what you need to make chicken an exciting dinner.
Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken

Strawberry Lemon Cake

A strawberry lemon cake sliced.
Strawberry Lemon Cake. Photo credit: Sweet Tea and Sprinkles.

This cake is the definition of delicious. With fresh berries and a light lemon flavor, this is just the thing to serve on a summer afternoon.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Cake

Lemon Monkey Bread

A pan of monkey bread, made with lemon.
Lemon Monkey Bread. Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

This light and luscious lemon monkey bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert. This recipe comes together easily with simple ingredients for the ultimate spring treat.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Monkey Bread

Grilled Lobster Fettuccine with Lemon Alfredo

A plate of fettuccine with grilled lobster and lemon alfredo.
Grilled Lobster Fettuccine with Lemon Alfredo. Photo credit: Burrata and Bubbles.

This dish is elegant and rather easy. Grilled lobster pairs perfectly with pasta for the best date night at home dish.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Lobster Fettuccine with Lemon Alfredo

Lemon Feta Fries

A plate of waffle fries with lemon oil, feta and mozzarella cheese.
Lemon Feta Fries. Photo credit: Entirely Elizabeth.

Give your plate of fries a major upgrade with this recipe. Waffle fries, lemon olive oil and two kinds of cheese come together to make the best side. Everyone will love these with burgers, chicken or greek food.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Feta Fries

Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

A sheet cake with swirls of blueberry for color and flavor.
Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

If you need a dessert that can feed a crowd, but looks elegant, then this is the recipe for you. Blueberry lemon sheet cake offers a colorful sweet to share that is bursting with bright, fruity flavors in each bite.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

Hot Lemon and Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese

Burrata cheese with garlic and lemon, with baguette slices.
Hot Lemon and Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese. Photo credit: Food by Maria.

Everyone likes burrata cheese, but when you serve it with hot lemon and garlic oil, it is love at first bite. Pair this with crispy baguette slices for a really great appetizer.
Get the Recipe: Hot Lemon and Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Six gluten free lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar, arranged in two rows on a white surface, garnished with lemon slices and mint leaves.
Gluten Free Lemon Bars. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

The blend of sweet and citrusy flavors in these gluten free lemon bars is so good. The shortbread crust and citrusy filling are perfect together, and they’re ideal for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies

A stack of pistachio cookies on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella.

My mom loves holiday baking and this is a recipe for cranberry lemon pistachio cookies that she has been making for many years. They are almost too pretty to eat. The tart lemon taste of the icing has to be my favourite part of these colourful Christmas cookies.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies

Italian Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake

Italian lemon ricotta amaretti budino cake on a plate.
Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake. Photo credit: Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake.

My Nonna first introduced me to Italian lemon ricotta amaretti budino cake and I’ve loved it ever since. This Italian ricotta dessert falls somewhere between a cake and a pudding.
Get the Recipe: Italian Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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