15 Lemony Salads and Sides for All You Citrus Lovers

Deliciously flavored lemon salads, pastas, and sides


By Recipe Round-ups

Lemon Rice

Lemon juice and lemon zest flavor up this South Indian inspired dish made with basmati rice and peanuts.

Couscous Salad With Lemon, Arugula, and Avocado

This easy-to-make salad is full of refreshing and healthy ingredients. Ready in about 15 minutes.

Herbed Lemon Orzo Salad

So simple! Cook the orzo and toss with cucumbers, parsley, dill, and onions. Add the lemon dressing before serving. Perfect alongside roasted veggies, grilled chicken, or

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Sweet Corn Ravioli With Brown Butter Lemon Sauce

These Trader Joe’s sweet corn ravioli are paired with a browned butter lemon sauce, summer squash, mozzarella, and basil for a quick and easy dinner.

Charred Lemon Caper Brussels Sprouts

Topped with a delicious buttery sauce, everyone will find these Brussels irresistible! Grate fresh Parmesan on top just before serving.

Shaved Veggies With Citrus Basil Vinaigrette

This versatile salad is light, crisp, and a perfect side with meat or poultry. You can store this vinaigrette for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Greek Lemon Rice Soup, Avgolemono

A perfect winter dinner! This creamy lemon rice soup is loaded with carrots, onion, and broccoli. The rice thickens up this warm, lemony delight.

Creamy Vegan Lemon "Parmesan" Orzo

A fresh and delicious dish made with asparagus, orzo pasta, and nutritional yeast along with a hint of lemon. A perfect vegan dinner option.

Zucchini Lemon Ricotta Galette

A melt-in-your-mouth galette! Made with a flaky butter crust filled with shredded zucchini and lemon ricotta cheese.

Easy 15 Minute Garlic Lemon Pantry Pasta

Garlic-lemon breadcrumbs top this quick and easy pasta dish. Serve as a side or as a main. Place lemon wedges around the pasta to complete this wonderful dish.

Lemon Butter Spaghetti Squash

Lemon-garlic-butter chicken tops baked spaghetti squash for a complete meal-in-one. Also perfect as a side for a holiday meal.

Beet and Avocado Salad

This colorful salad is light and sweet and contains no refined sugar. Instead, it's sweetened with honey or agave syrup and topped with a lovely lemony dressing.

Garlic and Lemon Cauliflower Gnocchi

You'll love the super-soft texture of this gnocchi, made easy by using store-bought cauliflower gnocchi. They also have a slight crisp on the outside and a crunch from

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Mafalde Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta

Ricotta, parmesan, and lemon come together for this quick, easy, and cheesy dinner or side.

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This lemon dressed quinoa salad is super fresh and perfect either as a side or on its own. Add grilled chicken or avocado for extra protein.