What to do with Lemons: 118 amazing recipes

Find out what to do with lemons using this collection of 118 fantastic recipes. This list includes everything from breakfast to dessert. Go ahead and grab that bag of lemons and try one of these easy ideas to use them up!

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Leftover Recipes

Why is it more economical to buy a bag of lemons than to buy 2? Whenever I do this, I end up throwing away a bunch of lemons.

Lemons are packed full of vitamin C and I hate to contribute to the food waste problem…

There has to be a better way. Learn what to do with lemons in this collection of amazing lemon recipes.

Each of the recipes below will help you use up all those lemons. Use the lemon peel to create some fantastic lemon zest. Create some fresh lemon juice. Or use some lemon slices to take your dish up a level.

What to do with lots of lemon

If you don’t have time to cook with your excess lemons. You could try some different ways to use them up:

  • Fill ice cube trays with a little lemon juice for future cooking.
  • Plop some lemon rinds down the garbage disposal to give it a quick clean.
  • Combine fresh lemons and white vinegar in a spray bottle to create a fresh-smelling cleaner.
  • Use lemon wedges and salt to clean your cutting board.
  • Or just add cut lemon to a glass of water for a refreshing drink.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

This collection of recipes that use leftover lemons includes:

  • Simple Breakfast Ideas: the best way to get your day started.
  • Savory Dishes that include dinners and side dishes
  • Fun Drinks including cocktails
  • Sweet Desserts from classic pies to unique dishes.
  • Versitile Condiments like salad dressings and sauces.

Each of these fruit recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many lemons you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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What to do with lemons

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Ingredients that work well with your extra lemons

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • blueberries
  • asparagus
  • potatoes
  • garlic
  • butter
  • dill
  • poppy seeds
  • chicken and seafood
  • rice and pasta

What to do with lots of lemons

We want to help readers find ideas for the ingredients they have already have.

Each of these lemon recipes will give you key information, that way you can choose the best dish for your family.

Check out the bloggers that created each idea to use their tips and get the step-by-step instructions.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items.

Lemon Breakfast Dishes

Start your day off right with these amazing breakfast recipes.

Side Dishes Made With Lemon

Compliment your meal with one of these scrumptious side dishes!

Dinner Recipes that use Lemons

Make dinner brighter by trying one of these amazing recipes.

Drink Recipes

Drinks are a great way to use up extra lemons.

Lemon Dessert Recipes

These fresh desserts are a wonderful way to use up excess lemons.

Amazing Condiments

Add a little lemon to any dish by creating condiments with your leftover lemons.

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