10 Delicious Ways to Use Lemons – From Breakfast to Dessert

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Pucker up for a citrusy adventure! Lemons can transform any dish with their bright flavor and endless versatility. This collection explores 10 delicious ways to use lemons, taking you from sunshine-y breakfasts to vibrant desserts (and everything in between).

Lemon Smoothie

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Ditch the Smoothie Boredom! This ultimate lemon smoothie recipe is a flavor explosion packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s the perfect way to start your day, refuel after a workout, or simply enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up.

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Lemon Chicken Rice Bake

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Despite being made entirely from scratch, the dish delivers a scrumptious flavor combination that will leave everyone asking for seconds. It’s the perfect example of how homemade goodness can be both simple and crowd-pleasing.

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Lemon Pasta

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Weeknight vegan made irresistible! This creamy lemon pasta features tender noodles tossed in a cashew-based sauce bursting with bright lemon flavor. Fresh basil adds a touch of herbal freshness, while almond flour parmesan delivers a cheesy, satisfying finish. It’s a perfect plant-based meal that’s both light and flavorful.

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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The crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth texture is the perfect base for a delightful dance between sweet and tart. One bite and your taste buds will be singing!

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

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Experience the true taste of lemonade with this recipe! Forget processed alternatives – this homemade version uses just three fresh ingredients and a few helpful tips to create a deliciously sweet and fruity beverage.

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Lemon Scones

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This eggless lemon scone recipe is your new baking obsession. Bursting with bright lemon flavor, these scones are incredibly soft, fluffy, and generously sized. With just a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of prep (even faster with a food processor!), you can whip up a delicious homemade treat in no time.

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Seriously, The Best Broccoli of Your Life

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Forget soggy, bland broccoli! This recipe transforms it into a flavor explosion. Roasted with garlic, lemon, and Parmesan cheese, it’s incredibly simple to make yet guaranteed to be the best broccoli you’ve ever had.

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Instant Pot Chicken Legs

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30-Minute Lemon Garlic Chicken: Flavor on Fast Forward! This Instant Pot recipe delivers restaurant-worthy lemon garlic chicken in record time. Packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes, it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Minimal prep required – just toss in the ingredients and let your pressure cooker do the work!

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

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Take a trip down memory lane with this classic lemon cake recipe. Bursting with zesty lemon flavor, a moist crumb, and a nostalgic crunchy sugar topping, this cake is a reminder of why some desserts never go out of style.

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Parmesan Lemon Orzo Pasta

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This recipe is a symphony of flavors! Creamy, cheesy goodness meets the bright notes of garlic and lemon zest, creating a delightful one-pan dish that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

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