For the burst of flavor lemons provide, the calories are pretty minimal at a mere 12 for the juice of one. 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.
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.
Recipe: Lemon and Walnut Waffles
Dazzle guests with this easy appetizer made with a few simple ingredients: toasted bread, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and olive oil.
Recipe: Lemon-Parsley Bruschetta
Have this shrimp dish, made with the delicious combo of lemon and dill, on the table in just 30 minutes.
Recipe: Lemon-Dill Shrimp
Craving chicken tonight? This delightful dish pairs lemon with rosemary.
This Mediterranean-inspired dish serves up omega-3 rich salmon with a flavorful lemon-mint yogurt sauce.
A spritz of lemon juice does any salad good.
This quick mushroom side dish has fewer than 60 calories per serving!
Recipe: Lemon Pepper Mushrooms
The vitamin C from the lemon juice helps absorb the iron found in the winter greens in this delicious side.
Recipe: Sautéed Greens With Lemon
This recipe uses flavorful Meyer lemons to bring out the flavor of this cruciferous veggie.
Giada’s super popular cookie recipe uses a combo of lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar to make a flavorful glaze.
Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cookies With Lemon Glaze (above)
Have extra lemon lying around? Make a batch of fresh lemonade.
Recipe: Ina’s Fresh Lemonade
This classic drink is perfect for entertaining guests.
Recipe: Lemon Drop Cocktail