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40 Savory Lemon Recipes to Add Some Zest to Your Dinner Table

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These 40 savory lemon recipes are sure to add some zest to your dinner table. When your lemon trees are overflowing, just bookmark this article and whip up a delicious dinner everyone will love. Whether you’re looking for a classic Chicken Picatta or new lemon recipe ideas, this vibrant collection features the most delicious lemon dishes around!

If you have lemon trees or a large bag of lemons and you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to use them all, making preserved lemons is the perfect solution. Preserved lemons will last in your refrigerator and can be used in so many dishes. Preserving your lemons will also get rid of the bitterness from the rind so you can actually eat the entire lemon.

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1. Preserved Lemon Recipe

This easy preserved lemon recipe is a great addition to chicken, fish, sauces, and many ethnic and middle eastern dishes. With preserved lemons, you can eat the entire lemon without any bitterness from the lemon rind.
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I learned about making preserved lemons because it is a staple in one of my signature dishes which is my Moroccan Lemon Chicken. I am half Moroccan and this popular ingredient is found in many Moroccan recipes.

Moroccan Lemon Chicken in serving dish

2. Moroccan Lemon Chicken Recipe Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

This is a flavorful and authentic Moroccan Lemon Chicken recipe passed down from my family. The chicken is incredibly tender and this dish freezes great for leftovers and meal planning.
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Another fantastic use for lemons is for baked chicken. You can use regular sliced lemons, or preserved lemons under the skin! With preserved lemons, you can actually eat a piece of the lemon with each bite of chicken!

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3. Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This roasted chicken dish is flavorful and moist with perfectly crisp skin. You can even add fresh vegetables and turn this into a one pan dinner!
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Lemon recipes are also very popular in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. My popular Lemon Chicken & Orzo soup is a favorite in my home and it’s also incredibly easy to make. I use rotisserie chicken and my Instant Pot Pro (which I finally upgraded) to speed up the time, but you can also cook your Orzo on the stove top.

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4. Authentic Greek Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup (Avgolemono)

This Creamy and Delicious Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is an authentic greek recipe that thickens the soup using egg yolks as it is traditionally made. We make this recipe quick and easy by using rotisserie chicken so your soup is ready in minutes.
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Easy 15-minute Lemon Garlic Pasta (Pasta al Limone)

5. Easy 15-minute Lemon Garlic Pasta (Pasta al Limone)

This 15-minute lemon garlic pasta is a deliciously flavourful recipe. Easy to knock together for a weekday dinner when you’re short on time.
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Lemon Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas

6. Lemon Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas

Inspired by lemony Greek potatoes, Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas is a flavorful one-dish meal seasoned with lemon, garlic, and oregano.
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Shrimp Arugula Pasta, Scampi-Style

7. Shrimp Arugula Pasta, Scampi-Style

Shrimp Arugula Pasta, Scampi-Style is a hearty, main dish pasta full of the glorious flavors of garlic, lemon, white wine and butter.
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Lemony Pasta with Peas and Ricotta

8. Lemony Pasta with Peas and Ricotta

Lemony Pasta with Peas and Ricotta is a delicious, hearty spring pasta that’s incredibly simple & quick to make, yet delivers big on flavor!
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Homemade Ricotta Ravioli With Lemon Butter Sauce

9. Homemade Ricotta Ravioli With Lemon Butter Sauce

Ricotta ravioli made completely from scratch and we will show you how to make this pasta without any special equipment. A Freezer-friendly recipe.
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Lemon Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta and Asparagus

10. Lemon Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta and Asparagus

Sure to be a crowd pleaser, this lemon orzo salad with feta and asparagus is delicious and healthy. Great for meal prep and parties…
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta (30 Minute Dish!)

11. Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta (30 Minute Dish!)

Creamy lemon chicken pasta is a tasty 30-minute dish packed with juicy garlic herb chicken, bright lemon, creamy ricotta and tender pasta.
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Greek Lemon Potatoes (Oven Roasted) : On My Kids Plate

12. Greek Lemon Potatoes (Oven Roasted) : On My Kids Plate

Greek roasted potatoes, packed full of garlic and lemon to make the most tender and delicious potato side dish, you’ll love this recipe!
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Roasted Artichoke Lemon Hummus

13. Roasted Artichoke Lemon Hummus

Roasted artichoke lemon hummus brings rich flavors to a classic hummus recipe. This easy recipe has a simple whole food ingredient list.
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Creamy Lobster Pasta With Lemon Cream Sauce

14. Creamy Lobster Pasta With Lemon Cream Sauce

Creamy lobster pasta recipe with super simple garlic butter cream sauce. Includes tips on how to cook frozen lobster tails!
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Kale with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

15. Kale with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Kale with Lemon-Tahini Dressing is an easy vegan side dish that pairs well with your favorite proteins, or which can be served alone as a salad.
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Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup (Anti-inflammatory, One Pot)

16. Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup (Anti-inflammatory, One Pot)

This Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup is the perfect recipe when you want a cozy meal or you’re feeling under the weather! This soup is packed with tons of flavor, anti-inflammatory properties and protein.
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Baked Swordfish with Lemon Basil Butter - caramel and cashews

17. Baked Swordfish with Lemon Basil Butter – caramel and cashews

This succulent baked swordfish is ready to eat in less than 25 minutes. Swordfish cuts are seasoned, seared and baked, then topped with lemon basil butter for a quick and easy dinner!
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Lemon Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

18. Lemon Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Easy weeknight dinner idea, lemon Garlic Angel Hair Pasta is ready in just 15minutes from start to finish. A family friendly meal on repeat.
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Mahi Mahi Sandwich with Lemon Aioli - caramel and cashews

19. Mahi Mahi Sandwich with Lemon Aioli – caramel and cashews

This mahi mahi sandwich features blackened fish, thinly sliced pickles, shredded lettuce, and lemon aioli on a toasted brioche bun. It’s simple yet bursting with flavor!
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Lemon Pepper Panko Crusted Chicken

20. Lemon Pepper Panko Crusted Chicken

Lemon Pepper Panko Crusted Chicken is a 30-minute recipe for healthy baked chicken breast. Don’t wait to make this delicious, easy dinner!
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21. Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe with Lemon Garlic Sauce

Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe with Lemon Garlic Sauce. A simple and wildly delicious way to prepare and serve this tender, flakey, and popular white fish.
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers - Homemade on a Weeknight

22. Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers – Homemade on a Weeknight

Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers – Chicken breast marinated in the deep flavors of lemon and garlic and grilled on skewers
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Za’atar Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

23. Za’atar Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

This za’atar roasted chicken with sumac, lemon & herbs has tons of flavor. It’s an easy one pan meal or make it holiday special with garnish.
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Tahini & Lemon Asparagus Soup - Chef’s Pencil

24. Tahini & Lemon Asparagus Soup – Chef’s Pencil

Our Tahini & Lemon Asparagus Soup is a delightful blend of earthy asparagus and the nutty richness of tahini, brightened up by a zingy squeeze of
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Easy Potato Tart with Lemon, Thyme & Garlic

25. Easy Potato Tart with Lemon, Thyme & Garlic

In this creamy potato tart, lemon, garlic and thyme potato slices are encased in a flaky pastry. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
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Greek Lemon Rice

26. Greek Lemon Rice

This Greek lemon rice recipe is a delicious dish that is perfect to enjoy no it’s own or as a delicious side dish. Greek lemon rice is light, full of flavor, and is ideal to devour all year round.
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

27. Grilled Lemon Chicken

Made with minimal ingredients and cooked on the grill, grilled lemon chicken is a healthy recipe perfect for summer.
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28. Lemon Artichoke Chicken

I love quick and easy skillet chicken recipes and this lemon artichoke chicken is so simple and delicious we eat it several times a month.
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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli & Roasted Garlic

29. Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli & Roasted Garlic

This lemon ricotta pasta dish is great for any day of the week—it’s quick to throw together and tastes amazing! The broccoli adds a nice crunch, while the lemon and ricotta add a creamy texture.
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Lemon Garlic Butter Steelhead

30. Lemon Garlic Butter Steelhead

An easy baked steelhead recipe with lemon garlic butter sauce! Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights. Use salmon or steelhead trout.
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Spring Lemon Risotto

31. Spring Lemon Risotto

This spring lemon risotto may require just a little more effort than usual weeknight meals, but it can still be on your table in 35 minutes.
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32. Healthy Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe | Wholesome Yum

With a few fresh ingredients and no white flour, you can have this healthy lemon chicken piccata recipe on the table in just over 30 minutes!
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Lemon Garlic Chicken (With Easy Marinade!) - Wholesome Yum

33. Lemon Garlic Chicken (With Easy Marinade!) – Wholesome Yum

You’ll love this lemon garlic chicken recipe, with easy 5-ingredient lemon garlic chicken marinade. Make it on the stovetop or in the oven!
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Chicken limone recipe

34. Chicken limone recipe

This chicken piccata al limone is a delicious comforting Italian recipe. Soft chicken breast with a tangy and creamy buttery sauce.
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Best Easy Lemon Zucchini Pasta - To Simply Inspire

35. Best Easy Lemon Zucchini Pasta – To Simply Inspire

This light and fresh 30-minute Lemon Zucchini Pasta is a deliciously easy meal loaded with flavor from parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and garlic in buttery lemon sauce.
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Lemon Chicken Pasta - No Wine | Kitchen At Hoskins

36. Lemon Chicken Pasta – No Wine | Kitchen At Hoskins

Lemon Chicken Pasta recipe is creamy, garlicky, zesty, super flavorful and is ready in under 30 minutes. So so good!
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Tangy Lemon Miso Chicken Noodle Bowl

37. Tangy Lemon Miso Chicken Noodle Bowl

Get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less AND promote a healthy gut with this deliciously tangy Lemon Miso Chicken Noodle Bowl.
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Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Orzo - Sweetly Splendid

38. Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Orzo – Sweetly Splendid

A garlicky, lemon infused, butter orzo pasta with big, delicious shrimp buried with seared lemons and herbs. A simple meal with major flavor.
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One Pot Ricotta Cheese Pasta - Sweetly Splendid

39. One Pot Ricotta Cheese Pasta – Sweetly Splendid

This One Pot Pasta with Ricotta and Lemon is made from simple ingredients and is perfect for weeknight dinners and ready in 20 minutes.
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Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon

40. Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon

This recipe only requires few ingredients and 20 minutes of your time including prep time.
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If you try any of these delicious savory lemon recipes, please comment below and let me know what you think. Be sure to also check out our amazing Lemon Dessert recipes!

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