Citrus recipes to brighten up your winter menu planning, from lemony meatballs and orange tofu to the creamiest lemon salmon ever!!
are you making the most of peak citrus season?
It’s easy to think that there’s no exciting seasonal produce in the middle of winter, but it’s actually one of my favorite times of year to cook because of all the beautiful citrus in the stores. Meyer lemons, blood oranges, grapefruits, naval oranges, it’s a riot of color and flavor and I’m always coming up with new ways to use this juicy bounty. Here are some of my favorite winter citrus recipes, the dinner edit!
- are you making the most of peak citrus season?
- creamy lemon dill salmon
- roast chicken with blood oranges and olives
- creamy lemon and asparagus pasta
- Seared Scallops in Lemon Butter
- spicy tangerine chicken
- Greek Meatballs in Lemon Sauce
- fish with blood orange and thyme
- shrimp in lemon sauce with olives
- Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti ~ a no cook sauce!
- chicken with allspice and citrus
- spicy citrus salad
- Baked Orange Tofu
- poached halibut salad with Meyer lemon vinaigrette
- lemon garlic shrimp with orzo
- spaghetti with tuna, lemon, and dill
- pomegranate and lime chicken
- roasted chicken with clementines
- Moroccan lemon and cardamom meatballs
The salmon is succulent because it’s bathed in a creamy wine sauce perked up with lots of lemon juice and fresh dill.
Briny olives, sweet blood oranges, and herbaceous thyme are a fragrant and flavorful combination you’ve likely never had before!
Calling all comfort food lovers – this dreamy pasta combines the best of late winter seasonal lemons with spring’s first fresh asparagus for the perfect transitional meal.
Seared scallops in lemon butter is a mouthwatering (and low carb) restaurant quality meal that you can have on the table in 20 minutes.
Swapping oranges for fresh, tart and bright tangerines makes this take-out style meal extra special. I love using the zest of the tangerine as well as the juice for so much extra flavor.
These meatballs have so much flavor, and a divine tender bite, they almost melt in your mouth. Add in that pop of bright lemon and this might be the best winter meal ever.
If you’re looking for some light meals this time of year (who isn’t?), this gorgeous fish is a feast for all of the senses. Use blood oranges like I did, or swap out any other citrus that strikes your fancy. Lemons would be classic, grapefruit would be great too!
This meal is bursting with bright flavors, perfect for the winter doldrums. I like to serve with with fresh crusty bread for the best dinner ever.
If anyone tells you a no cook vegan pasta can’t be a satisfying winter meal, just offer them a bowl of this vibrant lemon spaghetti.
Combining fresh, tart citrus with aromatic allspice is the perfect symphony of winter flavors and aromas.
The combination of fistfuls of fresh parsley, tangy citrus, and rich olives is really unique. Serve it with simply prepared fish or chicken and you have a knock out meal with very little effort.
You’ll love this vegan, gluten free, and EASY version of your favorite sticky orange chicken.
Masses of baby lettuce, radishes with their leafy tops still attached, snippets of herbs, and a tart citrus vinaigrette make the perfect healthy mid-winter meal.
My weeknight friendly shrimp scampi is served over toasted orzo for an easy meal with lots of saucy Mediterranean flair.
This old family favorite is a straight from the pantry meal that everybody can agree on. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is weeknight eating at its best.
Moist and juicy chicken thighs roasted with a delicious pomegranate lime glaze. This is a quick, healthy, and stunning meal!
This easy sheet pan chicken dinner has layer upon layer of flavor punctuated by those gorgeous charred clementines!
Tender cardamom spiced lamb meatballs nestled in creamy lemon tahini sauce. I have a feeling this is going to become your new favorite meal!