Recipes Winter

Quick and Delicious Ways to Eat Citrus

This time of year can be kind of uninspiring when it comes to produce.  It’s not quite the season for asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb, but most of us have eaten all the squash, apples, and cabbage we can handle til next fall.  Luckily, we have citrus.

Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, satsumas, tangelos, blood oranges, kumquats – all such brightly colored and flavored fruits that offer just what we need for these last few weeks of wintry weather.

What does one do with citrus, besides just peel and eat?  Here are a few quick and delicious ideas:

Citrus and Fresh Herb Salad

Pomegranate Citrus Salsa (don’t have pomegranate? Sub dried cherries or cranberries)

Homemade Orange Julius

Cranberry Lemon Scones

What are your own favorite ways to use winter’s best citrus?  We’d love to hear!

Image source: Mattbites via Anthology Magazine

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  • Susan
    March 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love adding citrus to salads and salad dressings.

  • christa
    March 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    i do enjoy eating citrus, but one of my favorite things to do after i eat citrus is to throw the peel down my garbage disposal. it makes everything smell so good! grapefruits are probably my favorite winter citrus though. there’s a stand in pike place market (seattle) that sells grapefruits called “oh my god” grapefruits. they’ve also been labeled “better than_ _ _” grapefruits. and they are quite amazing all on their own!

  • Amelia
    March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I will have to try those grapefruits when I’m in Seattle in June for BlogHer Food!

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