Mother’s Day

25 Lemon Recipes For A Bright And Vibrant Mother’s Day

Rachel Kor May 7, 2024

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Looking to create a bright and thoughtful Mother’s Day for someone special in your life?

Look no further than the bright and cheery flavor of lemons! From refreshing beverages to delightful desserts, lemon-infused recipes offer a burst of freshness that’s perfect for honoring the special mothers in your life. Whether you’re planning a brunch, afternoon tea, or decadent dinner, incorporating lemon into your dishes adds a touch of sunshine and elegance to the occasion.

Take a look at the variety of mouthwatering lemon recipes below that are sure to make Mother’s Day unforgettable!


1. Roasted Broccoli Lemon Pasta by Sima Kazarnovsky

Munchable straight from the fridge, this pasta serves its purpose on long summer Shabbosim, when many hours have passed since the morning meal and you find yourself hungry yet again. Don’t fret. With its lemony dressing, it’s way lighter than cholent, yet filling enough to get you through the twilight hours.

2. Lemon Olives with Homemade Pita Chips by Estee Kafra

Lemon with olives has long been a favorite! This elegant dish is perfect for Friday nights, or really for any time you’re entertaining.

3. Lemon Za’atar Cauliflower by Molly Hagler

There’s something so fresh and delicious about the combination of the lemon juice and zaatar! This is the perfect side dish to accompany any meal!

4. Tomato-Feta Pasta Salad by Nechama Norman

I love the combination of feta and avocado. The tomatoes add a nice splash of color and texture as well.

5. Lemon Cream Sauce Salmon with Herbed Rice by Rena Tuchinsky

This cream sauce makes a simple salmon meal into something even better! You’ll want to enjoy this meal weekly since it’s not only quick to prepare, but also absolutely delicious.

6. Spring Salad with Lemon Poppy Vinaigrette by Rivky Kleiman

A fabulously light salad that can be enjoyed for breakfast and all day long.

7. Lemony Farro and Lettuce Salad by Faigy Grossman

My daughter and I had fun adjusting the flavoring for this unique and satisfying salad. With notes of mint and parsley, along with healthful kasha and savory roasted butternut squash, it satiates while being enjoyed down to the last bite!

8. Quick Delish Balanced Salad by Marla Rottenstreich

9. Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Salmon by Ally Mawhirter

Salmon is what I make when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s super quick, filling, and if I try hard enough I can get dinner on the table with only one or two dishes in the sink #lazycook. The lemon rosemary vinaigrette is a great way to make roasted vegetables more interesting! You could also substitute rosemary for any other herbs you like.


10. Lemon Bliss Bundt Cake by Denise Levin

A perfect bundt cake for any occasion. Light and refreshing any time of year.

11. Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cups by Chavi Feldman

I finally decided to invest in an inexpensive kitchen torch (thank you, Amazon!) and couldn’t believe how easy it was to achieve a professional-looking, toasted meringue. Don’t be scared to try it out; it’s much simpler than it appears!

12. Glazed Citrus Muffins by Miriam Pascal Cohen

The triple power of lemon, lime, and orange combine to make these fluffy muffins absolutely burst with the flavors of sunshine!

13. Lemon Raspberry Tart by Renana Spiegel Levkovich

As far as finger-licking tart is concerned, the lemon raspberry tart makes all others pale in comparison. Now that summer is almost here, this is one recipe that easily drowns out the heat, thanks to its refreshing lemon zest. Don’t worry though; it’s a lot easier to bake than you think!

14. Lemon Ice Cream by Victoria Dwek

15. Lemon Cookie Summer Fruit Cobbler by Leah Nagel

A fruit crumble, crisp, or cobbler is a classic summer dessert, but to put a new twist on the classic, I experimented with a soft and gooey lemon cookie dough to replace the traditional plain, crispy cobbler topping. The result is a cobbler with a sweet, summer fruit mixture that’s topped with bright, citrusy lemon cookie mounds. Serve the cobbler warm with some vanilla ice cream – bliss!

16. Mini Lemon Pavlovas by The Peppermill

This classic light dessert is perfect after a heavy Yom Tov meal.

17. Lemon Blueberry Bars by Estee Kafra

My favorite flavor by far is lemon – give me anything with lemon and I’m an instant fan. These bars have the perfect combination of tart and sweet.

18. Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake by Chana Landman

This deliciously easy lemon cake is dotted with nutty, crackly poppy seeds, and while it starts with a Duncan Hines cake mix, the final result tastes nothing like a cake mix. Who knew that with a few ingredient changes and the same easy steps, Duncan Hines could be this light, moist, and flavorful?

19. Lemon Cookies by Sara Wasserman

20. Nana Mint Iced Lemon Slushy by Wissotzky

One of our favorite craft iced teas is our Nana Mint Lemon Slushy! The perfect blend of bright Lemon Herbal tea and exotic Nana Mint, frozen just until it is a scrapable refreshing tea drinking experience!

21. Raspberry Lemon Bars by Susie Fishbein

If dessert could talk, these bars would scream, “Eat me!” Equal parts sweet and tart, you’re sure to want to make them again.

22. Lemon Ice Cream Pie by Chanie Nayman

Somehow when I end the meal with something lemony, I feel like it’s somewhat dietetic. Maybe because it’s light and not too sweet?

23. Lemon Possets by Janie Chazanoff

The flavors of lemon meringue pie, minus the pastry.

24. Blueberry Limonana by Mirel Freylich

Stupendously refreshing, this drink will hit the spot in any setting.

25. Strawberry Lemon Blondies by Faigy Murray

When it comes to summer fruit, I take full advantage! I buy as much as possible and use it in anything and everything! This is my latest treat.