What's the best way to stave off post-holiday melancholy and face another dreary winter morning? For us, it's bright, juicy citrus. Now that we're eating light again, we've been devouring as much citrus as we can get our hands on – oranges, tangerines, clementines, grapefruits, pomelos – we're craving them all.
Citrus is a great way to start a day of healthy eating, but why not incorporate it into your lunch and dinner, too? We've rounded up a few recipes below.
For many of us (especially here in Chicago) citrus is not a local crop, but it's not something we're keen to give up either. Especially when it's in season in, say, Florida.
Speaking of the Sunshine State, The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida grapefruit is having a good season thanks to cold weather in November, helping the fruit hold its own against the more popular orange. We've certainly been enjoying it.
Here are a few recipes for more healthy citrus eating:
From our Archives
- Lemon-Marinated Brussels Sprouts With Parsley and Shallots
- Broiled Grapefruit
- Orange, Olive and Fennel Salad
- 101 Cookbook's Citrus Parmesan Farro Salad, Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad, and Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad with Spicy Greens
- Simply Recipe's Cardamon Citrus Fruit Salad and Orange and Beet Salad
- Chocolate and Zucchini's Fennel and Orange Peel Soup
- Epicurious Eateries' Heart of Celery Salad with fresh orange juice
- Elana's Pantry's Cabbage Orange Salad
- Eat Local Challenge: For the Love of Citrus
- Orlando Sentinel: Shippers say 2008 was Vintage Year for Grapefruit