12 Healthy Lemon Recipes

Do you love lemon? Try these 12 healthy lemony recipes.

Giada's Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

This citrus fruit is extremely versatile and can be used to flavor recipes both sweet and savory. Pucker up for these 12 lemony dishes.

Nutrition Lowdown

For the burst of flavor lemons provide, the calories are pretty minimal at a mere 12 for the juice of one. Lemons are also an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, providing over one third of your daily dose. It’ll also give you a splash of folate, vitamin B6, thiamin, magnesium and potassium.

Waffles

Lemon juice isn’t the only way to add flavor to dishes. These waffles use grated lemon zest for an extra special burst of flavor.

Bruschetta

Dazzle guests with this easy appetizer made with a few simple ingredients: toasted bread, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and olive oil.

Shrimp

Have this shrimp dish, made with the delicious combo of lemon and dill, on the table in just 30 minutes.

Roasted Chicken

Craving chicken tonight? This delightful dish pairs lemon with rosemary.

Salmon

This Mediterranean-inspired dish serves up omega-3 rich salmon with a flavorful lemon-mint yogurt sauce.

Salad

A spritz of lemon juice does any salad good.

Mushrooms
This quick mushroom side dish has fewer than 60 calories per serving!
Greens

The vitamin C from the lemon juice helps absorb the iron found in the winter greens in this delicious side.

Broccoli

This recipe uses flavorful Meyer lemons to bring out the flavor of this cruciferous veggie.

Cookies

Giada's super popular cookie recipe uses a combo of lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar to make a flavorful glaze.

Lemonade
Have extra lemon lying around? Make a batch of fresh lemonade.
Cocktail

This classic drink is perfect for entertaining guests.

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