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9 Meyer Lemon Recipes We Love

Meyer lemon season is short, so scoop 'em up while you can! The citrus fruits are less tart and more fragrant than regular lemons and can be used in everything from salads to desserts.

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Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs

Although regular lemons will suffice for these creative kabobs, Meyer lemons give them an extra layer of floral sweetness. Rosemary and red pepper flakes help balance out their smoky tang.

Look for more dinner recipes made with fresh lemon.

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Meyer Lemon Macadamia Nut Tart

This gorgeously presented tart from Love and Olive Oil pairs the delectable Meyer lemon with a buttery macadamia nut crust. Such a stunning creation really gives the seasonal fruit the spotlight it deserves!

Find more beautiful tart pan recipes.

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Herb-Roasted Fish With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Coley Cooks has dressed her delicate barramundi with a vibrant and herbaceous vinaigrette that incorporates both Meyer lemon zest and juice. Thin slices of lemon are also involved, making this dish a triple threat.

Psst… Can’t find barramundi in your grocery store? Look for perch, grouper or sea bass instead.

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Golden Beet Curry Risotto with Crispy Beet Greens

Rarely seen baked beet greens complement the zest and juice of Meyer lemons in this adventurous risotto, which uses barley instead of rice and includes a good bit of curry powder for an extra kick.
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Winter Pear Salad With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Pears, goat cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries join forces with a brilliant Meyer lemon vinaigrette in this salad from Damn Delicious. The variety of colors, textures and flavors makes it an absolute masterpiece.

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Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake

Pudding cakes are a unique delight, as they combine an airy and moist cake with the creamiest pudding imaginable in the same dessert. This version from Simply Scratch is particularly special because Meyer lemons are the key flavor component.

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Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

Kitchen Joy’s homemade Meyer lemon ice cream begins with lemon curd and ends with a cool, creamy concoction that will delight your palate. Plain vanilla ice cream might not cut it after you’ve had a taste of this!

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Lemon-Roasted Squash with Tarragon

Meyer lemons add a subtle tang to the vegetables in this colorful and tasty side. Both zucchini and butternut squash are used, and a sprinkling of fresh tarragon finishes the dish.
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Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Ginger and cardamom complement the Meyer lemon in these attractive cookies from Pineapple and Coconut. They’re rolled, smothered in both granulated and powdered sugar, and baked until perfectly golden.

See what else you can make with cardamom, too. (It’s our favorite secret ingredient!)

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.