Citrus season is tops as far as I'm concerned. Bright spots parading by in a spectrum of pink, yellow and orange at the market. Punctuation for dreary days. With that in mind, I thought I'd round up a selection of winter citrus recipes that have caught my attention recently. A reminder of all the different ways we can enjoy citrus season while it lasts. Enjoy the sunshine on your plate! -h
1. Clementine Fennel Potatoes - (Cocoa Bean The Vegetable) Three main ingredients, none of them exotic, but likely not a combination you've had before. Besides being a visual stunner, there's a strong dose of citrus juice, which rounds out the flavor of the clementines.
2. Radicchio and Citrus Salad with Burrata - (Bon Appetit / L'Oursin ) Source some nice Castelfranco radicchio and burrata and the rest of this dish comes together quite easily.
3. Blood Orange Gin Sparkler - (101 Cookbooks) A great winter citrus cocktail, you can prepare it on the light side for an afternoon brunch.
4. Szechuan Miso Bok Choy Soup w/ Tangerine - (Will Frolic for Food) I'm going to guess you've never had bok choy with citrus before? The contrast between the tangerine and the (purple) bok choy is A+.
5. Two Ingredient Candied Citrus Pops - (101 Cookbooks) A favorite recipe of mine, because of its simplicity. Two ingredients and you end up with a treat that is like citrus jewelry.
6. Creamy Orange Coconut Smoothie - (Occasionally Eggs) My blender is on the counter most of the time during winter months, making smoothies. This is a good vegan combination that, along with oranges, features superfood hemp seeds.
7. Instant Pot Lemon Rice - (Piping Pot Curry) A South Indian take on spiced rice, this version combines a handful of spice with a hit of lemon juice that makes this a bright, colorful side dish requiring only 4 minutes of pressure cooking.
8. Honey Rosemary Grapefruit Soda - (Fork, Knife, Swoon) Grapefruit and rosemary is a wonderful flavor combination, this soda is sweetened with honey and can be enjoyed anytime grapefruit is available.
9. Immune Boosting Winter Citrus Smoothie - (Half-baked Harvest) Love the deep, rich colors of this smoothie - break out your clear glassware.
10. Carrot Orange Turmeric Smoothie - (What's Cooking Good Looking) This smoothie uses an interesting combination of turmeric and orange for flavor with cashews for body and texture. If you are new to adding turmeric in your diet, this is a good way to get a daily dose.
11. Emma's Tahini, Orange & Coconut Muesli - (My New Roots / Emma Galloway) Love Sarah's version of Emma's recipe, which is a unique blend of seeds, tahini(!) and the zest of two oranges for brightness. As many of you know, I'm a fan of a savory breakfast. :)
12. Red Cabbage Orange Salad - (Occasionally Eggs) Another eye-catching, color contrast recipe, with dijon mustard playing off the citrus.
13. Winter Citrus Roasted Beet Salad - (Roasted Root) This is the salad you want to eat for lunch every day for the month of January.
14. Instant Pot Lemon Marmalade - (Chatelaine) Three ingredients and your IP! This recipe is interesting because it uses the pressure cooking mode (for the lemons) and then finishes it with sugar in saute mode.
15. Broiled Grapefruit with Honey Yogurt - (Cookie + Kate) A classic. This recipe is pure simplicity - sprinkle sugar on a grapefruit and broil.
Bonus! Vanilla Cardamom Chia Pudding + Honey Poached Clementines - (What's Cooking Good Looking) If adding the superfood chia into your diet is a winter resolution, here's a perfect recipe, which makes a luxe-looking breakfast (or even dessert!).
Lastly! I'm adding a link to more citrus recipes. In this post I include recipes for two citrus peel pastes, and two intense, no-heat citrus syrups. There are also tips on peeling citrus, as well as all the things you can do with citrus staples like these. Enjoy!