40 Vegan Lemon Recipes

40 Vegan Lemon Recipes

40 Vegan Lemon Recipes


With the end of spring approaching, let’s talk about one of the most beloved spring flavors: lemon. This fruit is known for being in many savory and sweet dishes with its sourness.

Try these vegan lemon recipes today.

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1. Lemon Curd

The first lemon recipe I have for you is a curd. Make this lemon curd with the help of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

2. Strawberry Lemon Tart

I’m excited to make a strawberry patch soon at my new place, but I can’t pick anything until next year. I guess I’ll have to buy some strawberries at the store to make this strawberry lemon tart from Bianca Zapatka.

Try these strawberry recipes.

3. Raspberry Lemonade

There are so many flavors of lemonade besides regular powdered lemonade. Have some raspberry lemonade from Healthier Steps.

If this sounds good, you may like my raspberry blog post.

4. Lemon Popsicles

Popsicles are so easy to make. Just fill popsicle molds with whatever liquid you want, freeze them, and you’re done. Try this lemon popsicle recipe from Green Smoothie Gourmet.

Make more popsicles today.

5. Avgolemono

Avgolemono is a Greek lemon rice soup. Here’s a vegan avgolemono recipe from FoodByMaria.

You may like these soup recipes.

6. Lemon Cookies

Since lemons are also seasonal in the winter, they would be great in cookies for Santa. Bake these lemon cookies from Daily Vegan Meal.

Here are more vegan cookie ideas.

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

I don’t get why people stereotype vegans as salad eaters when many don’t eat them. If you’re interested in experimenting with new salad dressings, make some lemon poppy seed dressing from Monkey & Me Kitchen Adventures.

8. Lemon Blueberry Loaf

I love a good loaf of fruit bread. Try this lemon blueberry loaf from A Virtual Vegan.

Check out these vegan breakfast ideas.

9. Lemon Florentine Pasta

Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods. Here is some lemon Florentine pasta from The Vegan 8.

10. Lemon Blueberry Rolls

Why not make sweet rolls if you’re having brunch at home? Bake these lemon blueberry rolls from Domestic Gothess.

11. Grilled Lemon Pineapple Tofu

If you want to taste a tropical paradise in your food, you must add pineapple to your food repertoire. Grill lemon pineapple tofu with the help of Where You Get Your Protein.

You may like these pineapple recipes.

12. Lemon Turmeric Tea Cake

Turmeric is well-known for its health benefits. Here’s a lemon turmeric tea cake by Thank You Berry Much.

Here are additional vegan cake options for you.

13. Lemon Cupcakes

One of the first local food places to have vegan options is a cupcake bakery. Have some lemon cupcakes from Bear Plate.

For inspiration, here are more cupcake recipes.

14. Halloween Cheesecake

Halloween is my favorite holiday. If you’re looking into a spooky dessert, here’s a lemon raspberry cheesecake from Romy London.

Here’s a collection of vegan Halloween recipes.

15. Lemon Garlic Gnocchi

I once tried to make gnocchi, and it was awful, probably due to a lack of experience. I should improve my technique by creating lemon garlic gnocchi with the help of Connoisseurus Veg.

16. Lemon Bars

One of the most iconic lemon desserts is lemon bars. Bake vegan lemon bars with the help of Nora Cooks.

17. Lemon-Rosemary Tofu and Potato Sheet Pan

A quick and delicious meal is a sheet pan full of yummy veggies and whatever meat substitute you like best. I usually top the veggies with vegan cheese and cut up some vegan sausage to go along with as many veggies I can stuff on two sheet pans.

Try this lemon-rosemary tofu and potato sheet pan from Plantifully Based.

18. Lemon Meringue Pie

Even though I’m not much of a pie person, I can’t deny the power of a fresh lemon meringue pie. Use The Carrot Underground’s recipe to make it vegan.

Why stop there? There are plenty more pie recipes meant to be made.

19. Lavender Lemon Macarons

I’ve heard of blackberry lavender cupcakes but not lavender lemon macarons. They sound like an excellent spring flavor combo.

Thanks for all of the great macaron recipes, Pies and Tacos.

20. Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

I went to a decent amount of Belgian waffle breakfasts before going vegan. Since they aren’t vegan-friendly, I have to learn how to make quality waffles at home, like creating this lemon poppy seed waffle recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen.

21. Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greece is on my travel bucket list, but I’m not going there soon. I’ll stick to these Greek lemon potatoes for now from Contentedness Cooking.

22. Lemon Mousse

One of my mom’s friends loves making mousse. If you do too, have some lemon mousse from The Fit Cookie.

23. Lemon Broccoli Orzo

Orzo is one of my favorite kinds of pasta. For example, I would enjoy having some lemon broccoli orzo from The First Mess.

24. Sticky Lemon Tofu

This recipe may be for you if you like orange chicken or tofu. Make some sticky lemon tofu with the help of Rabbit and Wolves.

25. Cranberry Lemon Balls

One of my favorite winter fruits is cranberries. These cranberry lemon balls from The Healthy Family and Home would be a great treat on a cold day.

Here are more vegan cranberry recipes.

26. Lemon Asparagus Pasta

I love my massive asparagus patch. My parents are jealous. An excellent recipe to make with fresh asparagus is lemon asparagus pasta from Vegan Heaven.

Try these asparagus recipes.

27. Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Morocco would be a great country to go to while visiting Spain or Portugal. If you’re into Moroccan cuisine, you may like these Moroccan preserved lemons from May I Have That Recipe.

Here are more African recipes.

28. White Chocolate Lemon Popcorn Truffles

My mom got a great dessert idea from one of the band parents: white chocolate puffcorn. If you prefer cake balls or truffles, I recommend trying these white chocolate lemon popcorn truffles by Kat Condon.

29. Pistachio Lemon Balls

I initially thought it was a little late to publish a blog post dedicated to lemons in June, but I’m right on time for National Lemon Month, which is in June for some odd reason.

Make some pistachio lemon balls to celebrate from Crazy Vegan Kitchen.

30. Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream

If the rain went away, it would be the perfect temperature for homemade ice cream. Here is some blueberry lemon ice cream from Crowded Kitchen.

If this is up your alley, check out my vegan ice cream guide and these vegan ice cream recipes.

31. Lemon Chicken

Hy-Vee sells citrus trees in their greenhouse: orange, lime, and lemon. A lemon one would be useful to make lemon chicken with the help of WoonHeng.

32. Lemon Tofu Naanwiches

If you like pita bread, you may enjoy the Indian equivalent: Naan. Here are lemon tofu Naan sandwiches from Up Beet Kitchen.

33. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

If you’re more of a pancake person than a waffle, this recipe may be perfect for you. Try these lemon poppy seed pancakes from Orchids & Sweet Tea.

34. Lemon Blueberry Madeleines

Madeleines are mini sponge cakes that are shaped like seashells. Have some lemon blueberry madeleines from Pies and Tacos.

35. Lemon Raspberry French Toast Bake

If you’re looking for something tasty for Saturday brunch, this breakfast casserole is for you. Here’s some lemon raspberry French toast bake from Crumbs & Caramel.

36. Lemon Cherry Biscotti

There are two types of cherries: sweet and tart. The tart ones taste gross because they remind me of cold medicine. I like some varieties of sweet cherries. If you have some dried cherries handy, bake these lemon cherry biscotti from Heart of a Baker.

There are plenty of more cherry recipes besides that one.

37. Lemon Water

I’ve seen a lot of fruit-flavored water on other food blogs and at graduation parties. Make some lemon water with the help of Vegan Blueberry.

Here are more vegan grad party ideas.

38. Baked Lemon Tofu

Tofu is one of the most versatile meat substitutes, or at least after tofu’s learning curve is done. Here’s baked lemon tofu from Connoisseurus Veg.

39. Lemon Pepper Tofu Nuggets

This recipe is for you if you have picky kids in your household. Make lemon pepper tofu nuggets from This Savory Vegan.

40. Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

The last vegan lemon recipe I recommend is a great party appetizer. Here are some lemon pepper cauliflower wings from Jessica in the Kitchen.


Many have a love-hate relationship with lemons. Yes, you’re in for a treat with enough balance of flavors and lemons’ tartness. Without it, I wish your tastebuds the best of luck. If you like fruit, try making things with apples, pears, pomegranates, and watermelon. If you prefer a veggie flavor, I recommend recipes with rhubarb, corn, peas, and asparagus.

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade or whatever lemon recipes you want. Have a great day!

Megan McFadden

Megan McFadden

Megan is the owner of Mischievous Monsters. She has been vegan since March 2017 and likes making jigsaw puzzles, cooking, gardening, watching telenovelas, and biking in her spare time.
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