Lemon is a great detox fruit that adds a wonderful tangy flavor to a dish or dessert. It’s pretty easy to make lemon-flavored plant based entrees. That’s why we come bearing 15 of our favorite plant-based recipes with the tangy lemony flavor that you’ve been looking for. And the best part? These and so many other lemony entree recipes are available on the One Green Planet Food Monster App!
Also Read: Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners
1. Lemon Pepper Asparagus Pasta with Sugar Snap Peas
This Lemon Pepper Asparagus Pasta With Sugar Snap Peas from Alex Wolfe is filled with so many shades of green and even more shades of deliciousness! Try it out for a flavor-packed dinner that packs nutrient and a variety of textures.
2. Linguine with Lemon Basil Cream Sauce
When you enjoy this linguine you’ll feel like you’re having the most indulgent, creamy, alfredo type sauce, but you won’t miss the cheese or dairy at all. Linguine with Lemon Basil Cream Sauce is so rich it feels like you’re having a meal at a fancy restaurant, minus the big bill. The flavors of this recipe by Wendy Irene are amazing, and the linguine with lemon basil cream sauce are perfectly balanced.
This Lemon Basil Risotto is so rich in flavor it will blow you away. And it is so filling and creamy too! This recipe from Simona Malerba is such a good dinner, and you can pair it with a yummy side salad or even some roasted veggies.
4. Grilled Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad with Toasted Pepitas and Lemon Mint
Viktoria Radichkova‘s Grilled Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad With Toasted Pepitas and Lemon Mint Dressing is loaded with grilled zucchini, corn and onions, bursts with sweet and citrus flavors, and fresh mint aroma. The roasting intensifies the sweetness of the onions and corn and the freshness of the lemon and mint makes this dish both colorful and fresh flavor.
5. Lemony Mint Pesto Potato Salad
This scrumptious and Lemony Mint Pesto Potato Salad from Jackie Newgent is full of wonderful flavors. Lemon, mint, garlic, pistachio and more combine to create a combination that you won’t forget! You’ll want to make it again and again.
6. Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil
Dinners, in the traditional sense, are usually centered around one main dish. For a stunning centerpiece that looks as amazing as it tastes, you have to try this Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower With Lemony Herb Oil from Maikki Vasala. Along with being absolutely gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and eventually garnished with roasted almonds.
7. High Protein Lemon Chickpea Bake
It’s hard to make a bake that doesn’t require any eggs or cheese as a binder, but this High Protein Lemon Chickpea Bake from Carina Wolff is completely vegan. In this delicious dish, tahini holds the bake together, which not only adds some flavor, but some protein as well. And, in addition to being incredibly flavorful and full of plant-based proteins, this dish is made in one pan, which makes cleanup a breeze.
8. Lemon and Garlic Oyster Mushroom Scallops
Mushrooms are usually served as a side dish, but they are also great substitute for meat in a lot of plant-based recipes. This Lemon and Garlic Oyster Mushroom Scallops from Desiree Rodriguez makes a filling entree, and the lemon adds a beautiful tang that makes this dish heavenly. Feel free to pair this dish your favorite side dish.
9. Lemon ‘Parmesan’ Pasta
This Lemon ‘Parmesan’ Pasta from Rene Barker is light, easy, and great if you are looking for a quick plant based entree. The lemon gives the pasta a nice bit of acidity to cut through the parmesan’s decadent flavor. Plus, it makes for great leftovers the next day.
This Moroccan tofu in a lemon sauce over spaghetti is a beautiful dish for spring. It’s colorful, it’s light (this is low in calories), and it’s decadent. The dish is easy to make and comes together quickly. The best part about this Moroccan Tofu in Lemon-Olive Sauce Over Spaghetti from Rhea Parsons is that you can share it with a friend or have it all to yourself.
11. Crispy Lemon Ginger Tofu with Broccoli
This Crispy Lemon Ginger Tofu With Broccoli is an elegant take on a stir-fry with a sauce that will blow your mind. The tofu is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside while the al dente broccoli shoots are tender and savory. Dana Sandonato recommends tossing both in a sticky lemon and ginger sauce that is bursting sweet floral flavors and fiery spices.
12. Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks
These delectable Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks from Danya Dhanak are bursting with flavor, simple to prepare, and make the perfect addition to almost any dish you care to serve them with. The tofu is marinated in a simple mint, lemon, and black salt dressing and then fried to perfection in a cast iron skillet to give the steaks a crispy outside while the inside remains tender.
13. Lemon Seitan with Creamy Polenta
This Lemon Seitan With Creamy Polenta from Pamela Elizabeth is hearty, full of protein, with a delicious texture. Seitan is a Blossom staple, and a great replacement for meat in many traditional dishes. This one is great for a fancy home-cooked plant based entree for two.
14. Pasta Salad with Chili Lemon Sauce
Pasta salads are one of the best dishes to bring or make for a party or event! They are not only easy to make but they are great to travel and make in advance foods too! There is something about chili and lemon together that is just so flavorful and Michele Elizabeth‘s Pasta Salad With Chili Lemon Sauce does it perfectly. The slight bit of heat from the chili mixed with the fresh kick of lemon is the perfect match!
15. Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh with Brown Rice and Basil
This Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh With Brown Rice and Basil is crispy, flavorful and creates a delicious plant based entree that is sure to wow you and your loved ones. You’ll want to eat every last bite. With a special ingredient to enhance the flavor, this recipe from Christa Clark is a for sure keeper! Plus it is easy to make and very healthy for you! The special ingredient? Shallots! Shallots are a good source of iron, fiber and potassium.