In honor of spring, before things really warm up, here's a look at 15 of our favorite lemon recipes. Lemon is versatile, and that shows here — there are sweet things, like a lemon elderflower cake and lemon brioche baked French toast. But there there are also plenty of savory recipes for dinner: Meyer lemon grain salad with asparagus, braised chicken with lemon and mint pesto, a leek and lemon frittata. If you have a lemon or three hanging about, read on for some inspiration!
Lemon and other citrus have their peak season in the winter, when they are flown in from warm places in big shining heaps to remind us of sunshine. But as winter brightens into spring, I always feel that lemon is the flavor to take us there. Lemon's spritz of scent and bite of flavor taste of spring sun and brightness, its juice livening up the first salads, and its zest making cakes fragrant and delicious.