12 Healthy Lemon Recipes

Do you love lemon? Try these 12 healthy lemony recipes.
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Giada's Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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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. 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.

Cookies

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

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.

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Antonis Achilleos

Shrimp

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

Roasted Chicken

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

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Salmon

This Moroccan-style dish serves up omega-3 rich salmon with a flavorful lemon and herb yogurt sauce.

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Tuscan Salad
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Salad

A spritz of lemon juice does any salad good.

Recipe: Tuscan Salad

Food Network's Lemon-Pepper Mushrooms

Food Network's Lemon-Pepper Mushrooms

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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.

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Broccoli

This recipe uses a lemon-zest infused olive oil and lemon juice to bring out the flavor of this cruciferous veggie.

Recipe: Lemon Broccoli

Food Network Kitchen's Fruit Sweetened Lemonade, as seen on Food Network.

Food Network Kitchen's Fruit Sweetened Lemonade, as seen on Food Network.

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Stephen Johnson, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Lemonade

Have extra lemon lying around? Make a batch of fresh lemonade, sweetened naturally with Golden Delicious apples.

Cocktail

This classic drink is perfect for entertaining guests.

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