20 Savory Citrus Recipes to Get You Through the Winter


20 savory citrus recipes for winter

One of the beauties of winter is that it’s citrus season. Sure, you can get citrus all year, but it never tastes as good as it does right now. Now is the time to eat every citrus fruit you can get your hands on. We’re all used to eating oranges, clementines, and tangerines on their own or as part of a dessert, but they’re also wonderful in savory dishes, too. Here are 20 savory recipes that use citrus in unexpected ways.

  • Orange and Parsley Salad 1 of 20
    Orange and Parsley Salad
    This refreshing orange and parsley salad is colorful and bright, and the perfect compliment to rich winter meats.
    Make orange and parsley salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Take Out-Style Orange Chicken 2 of 20
    Take Out-Style Orange Chicken
    Have you always dreamed of making your own orange chicken? Dream no more! Brooke has a delicious interpretation of the chinese take-out classic.
    Make take-out orange chicken
    Image: Brooke McLay
  • Barbecue Tempeh Tahini Citrus Salad 3 of 20
    Barbecue Tempeh Tahini Citrus Salad
    Nutty tempeh takes on amazing flavor in this multifaceted vegan salad.
    Make barbecue tempeh salad
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Citrus Avocado Sumac Salad 4 of 20
    Citrus Avocado Sumac Salad
    Have you tried sumanc yet? Check out this tart spice in this tasty citrus avocado salad.
    Make citrus avocado sumac salad
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Kumquat Watercress Salad 5 of 20
    Kumquat Watercress Salad
    I discovered the kumquat last year, and am thrilled to see them back in the markets now. They are delightfully sour bursts of citrus flavor. Here, they're sliced thin, and lend this buttery watercress salad lovely citrus undertones.
    Make kumquat watercress salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Persimmon Clementine Salad 6 of 20
    Persimmon Clementine Salad
    Sweet clementines and fresh persimmons liven up this lovely midwinter arugula salad.
    Make sweet potato soup
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Lemon Fennel and Pine Nut Stuffing 7 of 20
    Lemon Fennel and Pine Nut Stuffing
    The holidays might be over, but the stuffing-eating doesn't have to be. Lemon brings bright, buttery flavor to this unexpected fennel and pine nut stuffing recipe.
    Make lemon fennel and pine nut stuffing
    Image: Shauna Ahern
  • Orange and Pomegranate Spinach Salad 8 of 20
    Orange and Pomegranate Spinach Salad
    This vibrant salad with orange, pomegranate, and spinach is as delicious as it is beautiful.
    Make orange pomegranate salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Lemon Risotto 9 of 20
    Lemon Risotto
    This is a classic, creamy risotto with lovely lemon flavor.
    Make lemon risotto
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Miso Maple Lemon Kale Chips 10 of 20
    Miso Maple Lemon Kale Chips
    These irresistible kale chips get a flavor boost from savory miso, and a subtle tang from lemon zest. Just the thing for a sophisticated winter party, or an upscale afternoon snack!
    Make miso lemon kale chips
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Redbor Kale Salad with Roasted Squash and Orange 11 of 20
    Redbor Kale Salad with Roasted Squash and Orange
    Roast up some seasonal butternut squash and add it to this satisfying, colorful kale and orange salad.
    Make kale salad with roasted squash and orange
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Blood Orange, Beet, and Fennel Salad 12 of 20
    Blood Orange, Beet, and Fennel Salad
    Sweet and mildly bitter blood oranges are the perfect compliment to beets and shaved fennel.
    Make blood orange, beet, and fennel salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Blueberry Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dressing 13 of 20
    Blueberry Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dressing
    A little fruit is a wonderful way to enliven a familiar dish. Here, fresh blueberries and a zesty lemon dressing make this shrimp salad sing.
    Make shrimp salad
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous 14 of 20
    Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous
    Vibrant and fresh, this "jeweled" spinach and couscous is just the thing for wintertime gatherings.
    Make jeweled citrus spinach couscous
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Raw Beet Salad with Oranges 15 of 20
    Raw Beet Salad with Oranges
    Just because it's winter doesn't mean food can't be fresh! Try this refreshing, citrusy salad featuring paper thin slices of beet and sweet oranges.
    Make raw beet salad with oranges
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Grapefruit Cream Scones 16 of 20
    Grapefruit Cream Scones
    These barely sweet cream scones harness all the tang of fresh grapefruit.
    Make grapefruit cream scones
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Quick Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta 17 of 20
    Quick Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta
    In a hurry? Try this quick and easy lemon-Cajun spied pasta.
    Make quick lemon-Cajun pasta
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Orange and Feta 18 of 20
    Roasted Beet Salad with Orange and Feta
    This classic winter salad features sweet and nutty roasted beets with orange and feta.
    Make roasted beet salad with orange and feta
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Orange Roasted Chicken 19 of 20
    Orange Roasted Chicken
    Fragrant orange slices infuse this moist roast chicken with real orange flavor.
    Make orange roasted chicken
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Pinto Bean Dip with Lemon 20 of 20
    Pinto Bean Dip with Lemon
    This is my go-to snack for busy afternoons, or last-minute get togethers. Pinto beans take on the flavors of classic hummus, including a big dose of fresh lemon.
    Make pinto bean dip with lemon
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

More from Brooklyn Supper on Babble:
25 Super Foods and Kid-Friendly Ways to Eat Them
20 Ways to Warm Up with Oatmeal
Baked Pear Vanilla Oatmeal: Fragrant and Delicious

Read more from Elizabeth and Brian on Brooklyn Supper.
Follow Brooklyn Supper on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Don’t miss the latest from The Family Kitchen Like Us on Facebook!