A Round Up of Lovely Lemon Recipes

Words: Tam Selley

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

Lemon recipes

Morning Detox Lemon Tea

This recipe is the best way to start your morning.

Recipe for Morning Detox Lemon Tea

Creamy Polenta with Fried Eggs and a Lemon & Herb Sauce

A deliciously filling brekkie packed with tasty textures and flavours.

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

Lemon recipes

Lemon, Chia and Nut Granola

A revitalising brekkie made up of crunchy and easy-to-make 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 are always a holiday favourite – these guys 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 Suurlemoens

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 dimension of the lemon and thyme.

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes

Lemon recipes

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!

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 

Lemon & Sage Flat Roast Chicken

A mouth-watering lemon chicken roast 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 perfect for the whole family.

Recipe for Pork Schnitzel

Lemon recipes

Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper and Pistachio Butter

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

Recipe for Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper and Pistachio Butter

Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti

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

Recipe for Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti

Lemon recipes

Crispy Lemon & Chilli Squid with Aioli

A tasteful lemony seafood dish with the perfect dip.

Recipe for Crispy Lemon & Chilli Squid with Aioli

Lemon & Parmesan Crumbed Hake Goujons

This makes a tasty little snack, light meal or even a starter. Easy to make and a lovely, little garlic Aïoli to go.

Recipe for Lemon & Parmesan Crumbed Hake Goujons


Lemon Cakes, Cookies & Cupcakes

Lemon recipes
Lemon recipes

Lemon Meringue Pie

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

Recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

An explosion of flavours are all packed into this gorgeous little bundt cake – every bite is delicious.

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

Lemon recipes

Courgette Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

The courgette in this cake ensures it remains moist and 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. Perfect for teatime.

Recipe for Lemon Madeleines with White Chocolate & Pistachios

Lemon recipes

Orange Sponge with Lemon Buttercream

A good cake is decedent 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 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 beautiful, playful cake with a gorgeous lemon curd and cream cheese icing.

Recipe for Checkerboard Cake with Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese Icing 

Lemon recipes

Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Orange & Cardamom Syrup

This moist yoghurt cake with some sticky citrus and spice 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. Topped with cream cheese icing round this off to a pretty incredible cupcake.

Recipe for Blueberry Cupcake with Lemony Icing

Lemon recipes

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

This delicious amalgamation of cookie-and-cake is light and lovely with a delish raspberry cream.

Recipe for Lemon & Poppyseed Whoopie Pies with Raspberry Cream


Delightful Lemon Desserts & Sweets

Lemon recipes

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

Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango & Lemon Ice Cream

A no churn, creamy vegan ice cream that tastes like a tropical holiday.

Recipe for Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango & Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon recipes
Lemon recipes

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 lemony crème brûlée recipe.

Recipe for Lemon Curd Creme Brulee

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 recipes

Fresh Lemonade & Mint Popsicles

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

Recipe for Fresh Lemonade & Mint Popsicles

Lemon Pannacotta 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 Pannacotta on a Sweet Basil Pesto

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