It’s spring (yay!) and along with that comes sunny days and warmer weather. To me there’s no flavor that goes along better with this time of year than lemon. It’s bright and sunshiny and refreshing, and I love finding ways to infuse it into our menu. When I decided the theme for this week’s Tasty Ten Tuesday would be lemon, I hardly had to do any searching on Pinterest because my boards were already full of lemon recipes. I’ve gotten my kids in on the lemon fan club, too. Jackson, our six-year-old, loves for me to make lemon bread and has requested a lemon birthday cake in the past. They even got to go to a kids’ cooking school at our local Chick Fil A and learned to make lemonade from scratch. I can’t think of much that’s better on a hot day than a tall, ice cold glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade!
Lemon is one of those flavors that is incredibly versatile, too – it compliments chicken, seafood, and pasta, but it’s also amazing in salad dressings, drinks, and desserts. I love Chicken Piccata, which has a great lemony flavor, and I love lemon sorbet, which is tart and sweet, a perfect end for meals.
The recipes this week reflect that versatility – you’ll find a great pomegranate lemonade punch, a blueberry lemon layer cake, shrimp scampi skewers and more among this group of delicious dishes. I can’t wait to make the glazed lemon zucchini bread this weekend!
For each photo click the recipe title below it and you’ll be taken to the original recipe post. You can also find all of these recipes pinned on my Pinterest account for easy repinning. As always, I hope you’ll discover some great recipes to try and some amazing food bloggers to follow.
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Shrimp Scampi Skewers from Gimme Some Oven
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather Christo
Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto with Arugula from Veggie Belly
Lemon & Thyme Chicken from The Little Kitchen
Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread from Taste & Tell Blog
Chickpea Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette from Savory Sweet Life
Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon Dressing
Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts from Cooking Classy