13 Refreshing Citrus Recipes
Citrus is often just what you need to give dinner—or dessert—an extra kick of flavor. Try these 13 recipes for chicken, salads, fish, and more.
Every-Citrus Salad with Almonds and Manchego
Tart blood oranges, bitter grapefruit, and sweet navel oranges come together in this gorgeous recipe, perfect for celebrating in-season citrus. It’s worthy of special occasions, but easy enough to throw together last-minute.
Cuban Pork Tacos With Orange Slaw
This easy recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners—mix it up in the morning and come home to juicy, delicious pork. The bright slaw cuts through the rich pork and beans, thanks to orange segments and cilantro.
Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon
A gorgeous side of salmon deserves a worthy preparation, like this recipe, in which you’ll slow-roast a side of salmon sandwiched between layers of lemon and orange slices, topped with sprigs of dill and oil.
Greek Chicken and Potatoes
Here’s a sheet pan dinner the whole family will love. It requires very little hands-on time, leaving you more time to enjoy the evening.
“What is a shrub,” you ask? It’s a drink made from sugar, vinegar, and fruit, aka the stuff that sweet-tart dreams are made of. In the case of this recipe, the fruit in question is grapefruit, which is enhanced by spicy fresh ginger.
Coconut-Lime Crumble Bars
Lemon bars go tropical in these easy treats, which combines coconut, macadamia nuts, and lime for a bar that satisfies a craving for a dessert and a Caribbean vacation—well, almost.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Lemon
A crispy Brussels sprout is good, but a crispy Brussels sprout with pancetta? That is heaven. Think of pancetta as bacon’s thicker cousin. The cubes release delicious, salty fat onto the pan, which gets soaked up by the sprouts as they roast.
Red Lentil Squash Soup With Lemon
This silky red lentil soup soothes and satisfies with generous amounts of vegetables and a touch of heat. The recipe combines carrots, butternut squash, a cornucopia of spices, and harissa paste for layered flavor; fresh ginger adds a surprising amount of warmth, too.
Lime Meringue Cupcakes
These citrus-spiked butter cakes are topped with a lofty puff of fresh meringue. The meringue frosting is lovely as it is, but can also be toasted for even more flavor. Simply set the cupcakes on a baking sheet in a 500°F oven, and bake until the meringue begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Just remember to keep a close eye on them!
Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Salad With Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette
Each ingredient in this salad plays perfectly off the next. The salty, firm halloumi cheese (which won’t melt on the grill) tastes delightful when paired with sweet, juicy slabs of grilled watermelon.
Orange-Glazed Chicken and Coconut Rice
Say hello to your new favorite weeknight dinner: juicy chicken with fragrant rice and some bok choy in there for good (and healthy) measure. It manages to be amazingly flavorful but draws from everyday pantry ingredients.
Brûléed Lemon Bars With Brown-Butter Crust
Packed with the juice of 4 lemons and a tablespoon of zest, these creamy, tangy lemon bars are bursting with fresh lemon flavor. The crisp shortbread crust is made with brown butter, which adds a nutty flavor and smells incredible as it bakes.
Crunchy Broccolini With Lemon and Pecans
If you’re looking for a great make-ahead side for picnics or potlucks then look no further. The roasted broccolini loses some of its trademark bitterness in the oven, and picks up deliciously crispy charred edges, while the additional brunch of raw broccolini makes sure this retains bright freshness.