May 9, 2023
From A Virtual Vegan
Vegan Lemon Recipes

Looking for sweet and savoury lemony inspiration? I’ve got you covered. Let’s celebrate the lovely lemon in all of its glory with a collection of my best vegan lemon recipes!

Lemon is a pantry staple here at AVV HQ. It’s one of my favourite flavours and definitely a very well used ingredient in my recipes. There are unlimited ways you can use the juice, zest and rinds.

And that’s why I’m compiling a list of my best vegan lemon recipes…The ones that celebrate the lovely lemon in all of its citrusy glory!

We’re talking the zippiest lemon recipes including everything from breakfast, to dinner and dessert!

I’ve divided the recipes up into sweet and savoury categories so scroll right through, or click whichever one you’re interested in below:

Sweet Vegan Lemon Recipes

Vegan Lemon Cookies

Vegan Lemon Cookies with a simple, tangy lemon glaze, are easy to make, buttery, soft, light, and bursting with lemon flavour!

Lemon Self-Saucing Puddings

self-saucing lemon pudding

Magic little Lemon Self-Saucing Puddings made with no eggs! The batter magically transforms into a lemony, custardy sauce, topped with fluffy, golden sponge cake. Super easy, ready in minutes, and can be made in an air fryer or oven!

Vegan Lemon Bars

close up photo of a vegan lemon bar, sprinkled with powdered sugar and with a bite taken out of it

You’ll love these Vegan Lemon Bars with creamy, zingy and bright lemon curd filling sitting atop a rich, buttery shortbread crust. Easy to make with simple ingredients and so delicious!

Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

a bowl of lemon cheesecake overnight oats with lemon curd and cookie crumbles

Chilled, creamy Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats are quick and easy to make with no cooking involved. Perfect to enjoy at home or on the go!

Vegan Lemon Muffins

vegan lemon muffins on a slate cutting board

These Vegan Lemon Muffins are OMG-level good! With fluffy, lemon-scented insides, buttery, crumbly, streusel topping, and a drizzle of zippy, sweet lemon glaze to take them over the top. You’re going to love every last crumb!

Vegan Lemon Curd

a jar of vegan lemon curd on a slate board with a slice of bread

My take on the English classic – From scratch, super easy vegan lemon curd that’s ready in only 10 minutes! It’s deliciously, intensely, mouth puckeringly tart, but sweet all at the same time and so lusciously smooth and creamy! 

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Soft & fluffy Lemon Blueberry Loaf. Loaded with juicy, fresh lemon, studded with blueberries and drizzled in lemon glaze. Made in one bowl and no mixer required! 

Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie

This banana-free, Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie is the most decadent smoothie I have ever tasted. It is like dessert in a glass & tastes just like lemon cheesecake in thick, amazingly delicious, liquid form. It also happens to be super healthy!

This banana-free, Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie is the most decadent smoothie I have ever tasted. It is like dessert in a glass & tastes just like lemon cheesecake in thick, amazingly delicious, liquid form. It also happens to be super healthy!

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

a stack of lemon lavender shortbread cookies

Beautifully rich, Lemon Lavender Shortbread that is full of zesty lemon flavour with delicious subtle bursts of floral lavender in every bite. It literally melts in your mouth!

Vegan Almond Cake

vegan almond cake on a plate topped with swirly lemon slices and purple flowers

Moist, fragrant and delicate Vegan Almond Cake with a pop of lemon flavor. Made with almond flour it is naturally gluten-free and vegan, and quite possibly the easiest cake you’ll ever make.

Strawberry Rolls

a lemon strawberry sweet roll on a small plate with a fork beside it

This Strawberry Roll recipe is easy to make and downright decadent. Soft, fluffy, oozing with sticky, sweet strawberry filling & covered in swathes of zingy lemony frosting. And it’s ready in a little over 1 hour….Grab your rolling pin because it’s time to get baking! 

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Pops

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Pop surrounded by ice and slices lemons

These Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Pops are quick & easy to prepare & full of zingy lemony cheesecake flavour. They are packed with healthy ingredients & perfect for some cool refreshment this summer! 

Savoury Vegan Lemon Recipes

Lemon Orzo Salad

lemon orzo salad on a plate with some salad servers

A super fresh, bright and summery Lemon Orzo Salad that is so simple and quick to make with minimal ingredients. Ready in under 15 minutes!

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Roast Potatoes

a fork being stuck into a bowl of air fryer roast potatoes

Golden, crispy, herby, Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes. Ready in 30 minutes. No parboiling required!

Vegan Broccoli Pasta

a pink bowl of broccoli pasta with a fork and spoon

Really quick and easy Vegan Broccoli Pasta that can be ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s creamy, cheesy, tangy and loaded with broccoli!

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

A bowl of lemony red lentil soup with a lemon slice garnish being held by 2 hands

A quick and easy, thick and hearty, Red Lentil Soup with Lemon. It’s fragrant, super yum, healthy, nourishing, simple and versatile!

Braised White Beans & Greens

a bowl of braised white beans & greens with a slice of lemon and a piece of toast.

Comfy, cozy, healthy Braised White Beans & Greens ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve with rice or crusty bread for an easy, budget-friendly and super delicious meal!

Green Bean Potato Salad

a plate of green bean potato salad with lemon slice garnish

Hearty, tangy and super-delicious Green Bean Potato Salad made with fresh green beans, new potatoes, red peppers and a lemon caper dijon vinaigrette. Served warm or cold it’s the perfect side for any occasion.

White Bean Artichoke Burgers

a bean burger in a bun with toppings

Easy to make and super tasty White Bean Artichoke Burgers with loads of texture and delicious hints of lemon & rosemary. Cook them in a skillet, the oven or on the grill.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

sugar snap pea salad with lemon slice garnish

Fresh, vibrant, crunchy and delicious Sugar Snap Pea Salad with a fresh and zingy lemon, mustard, garlic vinaigrette. It makes a great warm-weather side or light meal.

Quinoa Cranberry Salad

a whote bowl full of quinoa cranberry spinach salad with salad servers in it

This Quinoa Cranberry Salad is full of fresh, feel good flavours that everyone will love! With nutrient rich spinach, sweet dried cranberries and a zippy lemon dressing, it is able to stand alone as a protein packed, healthy meal, or can be served as a side. It’s easy to make ahead of time and is naturally gluten free.

Kidney Bean Salad

a bowl of kidney bean salad with some salad servers and pita breads

Simple, protein-packed Kidney Bean Salad with Lemon and Parsley. Filled with texture & bright, fresh, zesty flavours and perfect for a healthy, light lunch or tasty side!

Cucumber Avocado Salad

cucumber avocado salad

A simple, lemony, avocado-creamy, crunchy and fresh Cucumber Avocado Salad that’s really quick and easy to make!

Vegan Asparagus Pasta

a bowl of vegan asparagus pasta

Quick, tasty, protein-rich and super fresh Vegan Asparagus Pasta. Simple to prepare, ready in under 20 minutes and great served either hot or cold.

Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup

a bowl of Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup with lemon slice garnish

This easy recipe for Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup is the perfect way to get an easy and healthy meal on the table in under 1 hour. This delicious vegan soup features simple, budget-friendly ingredients and is great for meal prep, weeknight dinners, or to freeze for later!

So there we have it. Now when life gives you lemons know exactly what to make with them! And if you’re wondering what my favourite tool for juicing lemons is, check out my Vegan Kitchenware Essentials post!