A Round Up of Lovely Lemon Recipes

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Lemon is honestly one of the most important staple ingredients in the kitchen. This sour, sweet and simple citrus imparts bursts of zingy and tart flavours that shine in baking, and add beautiful aromas and juiciness to savoury meals. We round up our favourite recipes that hero the versatility of this gorgeous, yellow fruit.

Lemony Breakfasts

French Toast with LemonGold Labneh & Bacon Crumble

Why pick between sweet or savoury when you can have both? Topped with a zesty LemonGold labneh and bacon bits, this French toast is taken to delicious heights.

Recipe for French Toast with LemonGold Labneh & Bacon Crumble

Creamy Polenta with Fried Eggs and a Lemon & Herb Sauce

A filling brekkie packed with tasty textures and flavours.

Recipe for Creamy Polenta with Fried Eggs and a Lemon & Herb Sauce

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Lemon, Chia and Nut Granola

A revitalising brekkie made up of crunchy lemon-flavoured granola, served with vegan yoghurt and blueberry compote.

Recipe for Lemon, Chia and Nut Granola

Carrot Cake Crumpets with Whipped Cream Cheese

Gorgeous, fluffy carrot cake crumpets are topped with lemon whipped cream cheese – the ultimate breakfast indulgence.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Crumpets

Crêpes with Lemon Ricotta and Mixed Summer Berries

Crêpes have always been a favourite – these beauties are filled with a zingy citrus and ricotta combo that’s just to-die-for.

Recipe for Crepes with Lemon Ricotta and Mixed Summer Berries

Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry & Lemon Curd

We are crazy for lemon curd, especially when it’s combined with strawberries and spread across fluffy pancakes.

Recipe for Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry & Lemon Curd


Savoury Lemon Recipes

Shaved Lemon Broccoli & Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

A wholesome salad packed with bright and zesty greens, deliciously jammy eggs and a creamy mustard vinaigrette.

Recipe for Shaved Lemon Broccoli & Wild Rocket Salad with Jammy Eggs

Artichoke & Lemon Mayonnaise with Chicken Dippers

The ultimate snack or light lunch – the crumbed chicken strips are perfect for dunking into the lemon mayo. Be warned: these are super addictive!

Recipe for Artichoke & Lemon Mayonnaise with Chicken Dippers

Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

Everyone at the braai will love these satisfying chicken burgers. We especially love the lemon, garlic and basil combo.

Recipe for Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole

Calamari will always be a favourite; swap out the tartar sauce for this refreshing dip.

Recipe for Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole

Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Delicately cooked salmon with crispy pan-fried skin, served on a bed of creamy and lemony risotto – absolutely divine!

Recipe for Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Mint, Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Zucchini Salad

A simple salad with delicious and refreshing flavours.

Recipe for Mint, Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Zucchini Salad

Limoncello Mussel Pot

Impress guests with this Limoncello Mussel Pot – it’s filled with zesty favour and beautifully cooked mussels. Grab a piece of toasted ciabatta and dip into that sauce.

Recipe for Limoncello Mussel Pot

Zesty Panko Fish Bites with LemonGold Mayo

Even the kids will love these fish bites. They’re crunchy and supremely tasty!

Recipe for Zesty Panko Fish Bites with LemonGold Mayo

Lemon Rocket Pesto Tartines with Avocado & Asparagus

This zesty rocket pesto will make your taste buds takeoff.

Recipe for Lemon Rocket Pesto Tartines

Charred Tomato & Lemon Cottage Cheese Tartines

Simple yet so good! The lemon cottage cheese addition take these tartines to the next level.

Recipe for Charred Tomato & Lemon Cottage Cheese Tartines

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Lemon Labneh with Roasted Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Toasted Pita

Hosting a light lunch? This labneh is the ultimate ‘shareable’. Pine nuts add a lovely crunch.

Recipe for Lemon Labneh with Roasted Tomatoes

Lemon Origanum & Chilli Oil Labneh with Almond Dukkah

Name a better pairing for than lemony herbs and chilli oil – we’ll wait.

Recipe for Lemon Origanum & Chilli Oil Labneh

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lemon recipes

Artichoke Hearts with Lemon Vinaigrette

A delicious and simple dish, with the perfect flavour combination of lemon and coriander.

Recipe for Artichoke Hearts with Lemon Vinaigrette

Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Hasselback potatoes are for anyone who loves crispy golden potatoes. These ones have the added flavour of lemon and thyme.

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes

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Lemon-Buttered Chicken Breasts and Dukkah Spiced Asparagus

This delicious recipe proves that chicken doesn’t need to be dry and tasteless. Buttery, lemony and delicious all the way!

Recipe for Lemon-Buttered Chicken Breasts and Dukkah Spiced Asparagus

Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter and Fresh Papaya

The key to this recipe is the lemon butter, which has a lovely ‘coating’ consistency.

Recipe for Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter and Fresh Papaya 

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Lemon & Sage Flat Roast Chicken

A mouthwatering lemon chicken roast that’s perfect for any night of the week.

Recipe for Lemon & Sage Flat Roast Chicken

Lemon & Thyme Pork Schnitzel

A delightful lemony spin on a simple pork schnitzel; the whole family will love this dish.

Recipe for Pork Schnitzel

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Peri- Peri Pork Neck Espetada with Lemon Dipping Sauce

These succulent and spicy pork neck skewers pair beautifully with a lemon dip.

Recipe for Peri- Peri Pork Neck Espetada

South Indian Lemon Rice

Anyone for some perfectly cooked, fragrant rice?

Recipe for South Indian Lemon Rice

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lemon recipes

Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper and Pistachio Butter

Delicious asparagus made even tastier with this tangy citrus caper butter, with pistachios.

Recipe for Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper and Pistachio Butter

Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti

This is one of the simplest recipes to make. A beautiful dish with charred courgette, bursting with lemony flavour. All done in around 20 minutes.

Recipe for Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti

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lemon recipes

Crispy Lemon & Chilli Squid with Aioli

A tasty and lemony seafood dish, with the perfect dip.

Recipe for Crispy Lemon & Chilli Squid with Aioli

Lemon & Parmesan Crumbed Hake Goujons

These Goujons make for a yummy snack, light meal or starter. Easy to make and a lovely garlic aïoli to go with it.

Recipe for Lemon & Parmesan Crumbed Hake Goujons


Lemon Cakes, Cookies & Cupcakes

Mini Lemon Polenta Cakes with Herbs

Pretty as a picture and the perfect teatime treat! The rosemary addition really complements the zesty notes in this delightful bake.

Recipe for Mini Lemon Polenta Cakes with Herbs

Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

The only thing that could possibly make muffins more delicious is a lemony and creamy frosting. Brew a pot of tea and enjoy!

Recipe for Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

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Lemon recipe

Lemon Meringue Pie

The ultimate lemony classic is lemon meringue pie, and ours is the best.

Recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Zesty, rich and tasty flavours are packed into this gorgeous bundt cake.

Recipe for Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Courgette Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

The courgette in this cake ensures it remains moist, while the sultanas add extra bursts of sweetness to each bite.

Recipe for Courgette Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing 

Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate & Pistachios

Small, lemony dessert bites with a cake-like texture. Ideal for teatime.

Recipe for Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate & Pistachios

Orange Sponge with Lemon Buttercream

A good cake is decadent at the best of times, but this look takes it to a whole different level.

Recipe for Orange Sponge with Lemon Buttercream

Chiffon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Icing

This lemon recipe is a shared family recipe that has been treasured. It works in a variety of different flavours, especially with this lemon buttercream icing.

Recipe Chiffon Cake with Buttercream Icing

Coconut Cake with Lemon & Marshmallow

This cake is full of coconut flavour, with a lemony filling and toasted marshmallow icing.

Recipe for Coconut Cake with Lemon & Marshmallow

Checkerboard Cake with Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese Icing

A beautifully playful cake with a gorgeous lemon curd and cream cheese icing.

Recipe for Checkerboard Cake with Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese Icing

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Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Orange & Cardamom Syrup

This moist yoghurt cake with sticky citrus and spiced syrup is truly irresistible!

Recipe for Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Orange & Cardamom Syrup

Blueberry Cupcake with Lemony Icing

This cupcake sports a sweet-tart combo from the blueberry cupcake and lemon tart filling. The cream cheese icing rounds this off to a pretty incredible cupcake.

Recipe for Blueberry Cupcake with Lemony Icing

Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

This fun and tasty treat is super easy to whip up – perfect for baking with the kids!

Recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing 

Lemon & Poppyseed Whoopie Pies with Raspberry Cream

These lemony Whoopie Pies are light, and lovely with a delish raspberry cream.

Recipe for Lemon & Poppyseed Whoopie Pies with Raspberry Cream


Delightful Lemon Desserts & Sweets

LemonGold Cups

Think of this zingy treat as a cheat’s lemon meringue; served out of LemonGold Cups for party-ready status.

Recipe for LemonGold Cups

LemonGold Tart

Known for its simplicity and bold punchy flavour, a lemon tart is a teatime favourite. This one not only looks pretty but tastes divine.

Recipe for LemonGold Tart

Lemon Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling

Light as a feather macarons with a delicious citrusy zing. Yum!

Recipe for Lemon Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling

Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée

We master the art of making custard, which is used as the base for this crème brûlée.

Recipe for Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée

LemonGold Cheesecake Mousse Cups with Biscoff Biscuit Base

Who doesn’t love a good lemony cheesecake? The Biscoff base is equally irresistible.

Recipe for LemonGold Cheesecake Mousse Cups

LemonGold Curd Créme Filled Donuts

This is the ultimate doughnut recipe. The lemon curd filling has the perfect amount of zing.

Recipe for LemonGold Curd Créme Filled Donuts

LemonGold No Churn Ice Cream

A summer’s day treat that’s easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

Recipe for LemonGold No Churn Ice Cream

LemonGold Lemonade Frostie

A lemonade frostie guaranteed to give you the most delicious brain freeze.

Recipe for LemonGold Lemonade Frostie

4 Step Cheats Lemon ‘Cheesecake’

This easy-to-make lemon cheesecake will blow you away with its refreshingly sweet and citrusy flavour.

Recipe for 4 Step Cheats Lemon ‘Cheesecake’

Preserved Lemons

This tasty condiment works well to add a bit of sweetness to any meal.

Recipe for Preserved Lemons

Lemon Curd

Dollop on scones, use as filling for pancakes or simply eat out of the jar with a spoon – we won’t judge.

Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon & Rocket Pesto

Another one that’s pretty delicious drizzled on just about anything – potatoes, salad, sarmies, you name it!

Lemon & Rocket Pesto

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Fresh Lemonade & Mint Popsicles

Sweet lemon, lime and mint make for a sublime summery snack.

Recipe for Fresh Lemonade & Mint Popsicles

Lemon Panna Cotta on a Sweet Basil Pesto

A slightly unusual yet irresistible version of Panna Cotta, packed with lemony flavour and served with a side of sweet basil pesto.

Recipe for Lemon Panna Cotta on a Sweet Basil Pesto

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