I’ve suddenly found myself with a lot of winter citrus fruit. This is not a mystery: I bought all these darn grapefruits and tangelos and clementines, sure enough, in a frenzy of seasonal eating fervor. But what to do with them, now? I’ve got no sweet tooth nor am much of a citrus fan on its own. It seems my only option is to gather some savory citrus recipes, pronto — and as long as I’m doing that, I might as well share them with you, too. Enjoy!
Snap peas, grapefruit and raw nuts star in this vegan salad that also includes arugula, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and pure maple syrup. GET THE RECIPE, via Lunchboxbunch.com
Oven-Roasted Beets with Winter Citrus Vinaigrette
We shared this recipe for oven-roasted beets with a citrus vinaigrette almost exactly a year ago. It comes from writer and urban gardener Willi Galloway's awesome cookbook Grow Cook Eat. GET THE RECIPE
It's pretty much like regular pesto -- basil, parmesan, oil -- but with a little lemon and orange zest for kick. GET THE RECIPE
Winter Citrus Quinoa Salad
A great potluck dish -- easy to make, works well warm or cold and contains a good mix of savory (peppers, feta, pistacios) and sweet (cranberrie, grapefruit and oranges). GET THE RECIPE, via Savvy Mom.
Shrimp Salad with Blood Oranges and Fennel
A lemon juice, blood orange juice and olive oil dressing complement this already citrusy (but savory) salad. GET THE RECIPE, via U.S. News & World Report
Smoky Tempeh Wrap
Another recipe from LunchBoxBunch: Smoky tempeh wrapped up with a carrot and citrus (satsuma or tangerine) slaw and baby greens. GET THE RECIPE
Winter Citrus Salad with Currants and Goat Cheese
There's pretty much nothing not to like in this winter citrus salad: Frisée lettuce, radish sprouts, grapefruit, tangerines, avocado, olives, currants, fresh herbed goat cheese. The pineapple juice, honey and avocado oil dressing gets a little complicated, but I feel like the salad would stand on its own with a simpler dressing (and/or without the goat cheese). GET THE RECIPE, via Honest Cooking
Sumac Citrus Avocado Tomato Salad
A strange but intriguing fusion of oranges, edamame, tamari, black olives, avocado, tomato, olive oil and sumac. GET THE RECIPE, via Shine