Recipe Box: 8 Savory Winter Citrus Recipes


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 up this seasonal citrus soon: Clementines, satsuma oranges, blood oranges, kumquats, tangelos and tangerines.

Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad

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

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

Citrus Pesto

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
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