Lemon meringue pie, lemon custard, lemonade… let’s face it: lemon is everywhere and we’re not complaining. The sweet yet sour taste of the citrus fruit compliments almost every dish around the planet – and during these hot summer months, provides a fresh and savory zing that’s much needed.

Take a look at these seven lemon-kissed recipes that will keep you feeling bright and fresh even on the hottest days of the season.


Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

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Nothing says summer quite like firing up the grill and cooking up some delicious meat skewers. This recipe by Not Enough Cinnamon marinates the chicken in oregano, garlic and lemon to create one dreamy meal.


Angel Hair Crab Cakes

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Made with angel hair pasta, these crab cakes by Rhubarb & Cod get super crispy, never heavy or oily like the traditional recipe. Serve with lemon wedges and a creamy saffron aioli for dipping.


Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp in Foil Packets

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This super easy recipe by Eatwell 101 uses foil paper to evenly cook up all the ingredients used in this quick and healthy dinner option. Who can resist shrimp with tomato and zucchini smothered in a herbed lemon garlic sauce?


Seared Cod Pasta with Lemon, Tomato and Basil

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Ditch the red meat and add seafood to your pasta like Easy Pasta Sauces does with this scrumptious meal that can be whipped up in less than an hour. Tip: add the basil at the last minute so that it stays fresh and vibrant.


Lemony Corn and Cotija Quinoa Salad

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Adding quinoa to a flavorful corn salad, like this one by Frites & Fries, gives it staying power that will fuel you all day long. A simple dressing of lemon juice, cilantro and garlic helps to balance the sweetness of summer corn.


Greek Chicken Soup with Semolina and Vegetables

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Cure any aches and pains with this delicious soup, called Avgolemono in Greek, whose base is egg (avgo) and lemon (lemono). The soup’s fresh veggies combined with warm chicken broth make it the perfect comfort meal. Check out the complete recipe here.


Spicy Lemon Chicken Wraps

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These wraps by The Last Food Blog are filled with spicy jalapeno chicken and lots of fresh veggies. A lemony yogurt sauce helps cut the heat.