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Lemon Pepper Seasoning
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon pepper seasoning is a great way to upgrade the flavor of your dishes, and with a few simple steps, you can whip up a homemade batch in no time.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Additional time5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Elle John


  • 10 lemons peeled and sliced (organic and unwaxed)
  • 2 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon citric acid optional


  • To start off with, preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius and carefully peel away the yellow zest of the lemons with a paring knife or a good peeler. When slicing a lemon, ensure to keep as much of the white pith intact as possible.
  • Place the peeled lemon onto an oven tray covered with foil and bake for 55 minutes until it is slightly browned and crisp.
  • Afterward, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool before blending it into a fine powder along with the black peppercorns.
  • Once this is done mix in the sea salt, powdered sugar, onion powder, and citric acid (if using), stirring thoroughly for even distribution. And that's it! Your Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning is ready to use – give your dishes an extra zest!


  • When making your own Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning, it's important to ensure you select organic, unwaxed lemons. This is because conventionally grown lemons often have a waxy coating on them that can contain chemicals and pesticides which you don't want in your seasoning.
  • Additionally, make sure to avoid slicing too close to the white pith as it can make your seasoning bitter.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 1187mg | Potassium: 1617mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 573mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 7mg