When Life Gives You Lemons, Make These 20 Recipes

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Lemons are a great way to give a dish a summery and tangy flair. They are bright and fun and do a great job of balancing sweetness in dishes. Here are 20 of our favorite dishes that feature lemons!

Skinny Lemon Chicken: This will easily become your favorite go-to dish! A simple fix with spectacular flavors is always a winner in our book! It’s totally painless to make, even on busy nights, and the results are a mouth-watering mix of tart and savory. Click here to check it out.

skinny lemon chicken

Skinny Lemon Tilapia: If you’re wary of cooking fish, but like the taste, this recipe is especially for you! This no-fail fish recipe is delicious served with steamed broccoli and rice, and will be a healthy new favorite for the whole family. See the step-by-step instructions here.

skinny lemon tilapia

Goat Cheese Lemon Pasta with Kale: Fresh and flavorful, this pasta dish will soon become one of your favorites! It can be made in under 30 minutes, so if you're a busy mom looking for something fast and healthy, look no further! Get the recipe by clicking here.

goat cheese lemon pasta kale
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Broccoli Lemon Pasta: This is easy, family-friendly and can be made in only one dish, which means easy cleanup! It also makes the perfect leftover and can be eaten cold, so this is an all around winner of a meal. (via Marin Mama Cooks)

broccoli lemon pasta
(Photo: Marin Mama Cooks)

Lemon Arugula Pizza: We love the peppery kick arugula brings to salads, so why not try it out on pizza? The arugula is complimented perfectly by the lemon juice,  just as if you used a lemon-based salad dressing. Click here to see more.

Lemon Arugula pizza
(Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod)

Grilled Salmon Kabobs: Grilling fish gives it an awesome flavor, and pairing it with freshly sliced lemons will give you a healthy, tasty and refreshing meal to enjoy! (via Skinnytaste)

grilled salmon kabobs
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Grilled Lemon Dijon Chicken Skewers: This is a simple chicken dinner, provided you've marinated the chicken overnight. Once that's done you can whip up this dish easily! (via Skinnytaste)

lemon dijon chicken skewers
(Photo: Skinnytaste)

Lemon Herb Chicken Moscato: Enjoy this simple chicken dish over rice or a whole-wheat pasta. It's got a great flavor, thanks to the tasty sweet wine in the recipe! (via What's Gaby Cooking)

lemon herb chicken moscato
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Vegetable Quinoa with a Maple Lemon Vinaigrette: Heavy, hearty and filling, this recipe has the perfect blend of flavors between the maple syrup, lemon and miso. (via Produce on Parade)

quinoa
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Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Risotto: Baked in the oven and requiring little effort, this brown rice risotto is lemony and peppery and makes for a great side dish! (via Cookie + Kate)

roasted cauliflower risotto
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For even more healthy lemon recipes, click next below!

Lemon Almond Bread: Lemon and almond flavors team up to create an outstanding loaf of bread using almond milk and almond extract to bring out the almond flavor. Click here for the full ingredient list.

Lemon Almond Bread
(Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod)

Lemon Blueberry Muffins: Breakfast, brunch or mid-day snack, these muffins are great! Made with clean ingredients, you can feel good about serving these up to the family. (via Lexi's Clean Kitchen)

blueberry lemon muffin
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Lemon and Thyme Popovers: Serve as a side at dinner and enjoy the leftovers for breakfast! These zesty popovers are flakey on the outside but soft and moist on the inside. (via Marin Mama Cooks)

lemon thyme popovers
(Photo: Marin Mama Cooks)

Green Tea Lemonade: Besides being absolutely delicious and refreshing, this green tea lemonade is full of good-for-you antioxidants. Since green tea is one of the least processed types of tea, it contains the most antioxidants and polyphenols. Check it out here!

green tea lemonade
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Green Lemonade: Are you into juicing? You may be after this drink! The kale may seem a bit intimidating, but the lemon and apples give this drink a great taste! To see the full list of ingredients, click here.

green lemonade
(Photo: In Sonnet's Kitchen)

Skinny Raspberry Lemonade Cake: Light, fluffy and perfect for warm weather, this cake has a great lemon flavor! Your friends and family will be seriously impressed by this tasty cake! To get the recipe, click here.

skinny raspberry lemonade cake

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Easy Lemon Bars: Enjoy our healthy twist on this tangy and delicious dessert: easy lemon bars. These yummy bars are perfect for cookouts, picnics, or afternoon lunches! Get the recipe here.

easy lemon bars

Lemon Coconut Cake: This light, fluffy, and amazingly delicious cake screams spring. Lemon and coconut flavor bursts pair magically with the light taste of the angel food cake. To get the list of ingredients, click here.

lemon coconut cake

Mini Lemon Cookie Dough Bites: These are simple to make, and are easy to eat! They also store easily so you can make them in bulk and enjoy them all week — or make them in advance for a party or cookout. (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

Lemon Babies
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Easy Lemon Ice Cream: A simple skinny ice cream you can make at home with the refreshing taste of lemon. It's creamy with a zing for the perfect summer treat. (via Crazy for Crust)

skinny lemon ice cream
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