17 Citrus-Inspired Dinners That Take Advantage of Winter’s Fruits
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17 Citrus-Inspired Dinners That Take Advantage of Winter’s Fruits

Add some zest to your dinner with winter’s peak season produce. Oranges, lemons and grapefruit all hit their stride in the cooler months and are ideal for jazzing up your dinner menu. Get cooking with one of these 17 citrusy recipes. Trust us: You won’t be sorry AT ALL.

1. Perfectly Pan-Fried Halibut With Grapefruit and Mango Salsa: This zippy and fruity citrus salsa will definitely lend a hand in lifting your spirits (and halibut) in this drab winter weather. (via Cooks With Cocktails)

2. Lentil Salad: With grilled citrus fruits, this brightly flavored lentil salad gives you a dose of all that is crunchy, soft, sweet and fresh. (via Modern Wifestyle)

3. Beef Stroganoff With Roasted Mushrooms and Meyer Lemons: For anyone who says you shouldn’t mess with a classic, this dish will change your mind. The recipe kicks the classic stroganoff up a few notches by adding sweet Meyer lemons to the mix. (via Simple Bites)

4. Winter Citrus Butter Salmon: If you’re tired of the same ol’ lemon and dill salmon, don’t fret. Blood oranges and Cara oranges create a divine winter citrus salsa that pairs wonderfully with your fave fish. (via How Sweet It Is)

5. Roast Chicken With Oranges and Olives: This bomb recipe mixes honey, white wine and juicy oranges to create a succulent sauce for chicken that is beyond finger-lickin’ good. Your family will be begging for this dinner on the reg. (via Hungry in Love)

6. Cuban Fish Tacos With Citrus Mango Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema: No matter how often you indulge in fish tacos, you’ve never had ones like this. Tender fillets are wedged between warmed tortillas and topped with a citrus mango slaw that could brighten even the darkest of days. (via Half Baked Harvest)

7. Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken: Smeared with an herb butter and stuffed with fresh herbs and lemon wedges, this perfectly roasted chicken is a total game changer for this Sunday’s family dinner. (via Whisk Affair)

8. Arugula Orange Salad With Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette: This salad is so tasty, even folks who turn their nose up at fruity salads will fall in love. Take advantage of peak orange season and toss your peppery arugula with juicy citrus, tangy feta and pumpkin seeds for a light yet substantial dinner. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)

9. Paleo Orange Chicken: Life is good when you can throw a healthy dinner together in the comfort of your own home. Better than takeout, this paleo orange chicken is Whole30-friendly. (via Food Faith Fitness)

10. Baked Rockfish With Fennel and Blood Oranges: Succulent blood oranges bring rich flavor to this dish, creating a dinner that is crave-worthy and unforgettable. (via Viktoria’s Table)

11. One-Pan Jerk Chicken and Rice With Oranges: There is no better way to liven things up at winter’s end than to bring some Caribbean flair to the dinner table. This one-pan meal makes it easy with this citrusy jerk chicken. (via Kevin Is Cooking)

12. Orange-Balsamic Shrimp Pasta: Shrimp pasta is a treat no matter how you spice it and cook it. However, this recipe makes things a little extra special with a spicy and tangy citrus twist that will knock your wooly socks off. (via Bellyfull)

13. Grapefruit Salmon Salad: Topping a wholesome salad with flaky salmon is a fab way to enjoy a light dinner while getting a healthy dose of protein. You can perk things up even further by adding wedges of ruby-hued pink grapefruit to the mix. (via The Nutrition Adventure)

14. Citrus Herb Chicken: Light things up with these brilliantly flavored bone-in thighs. Roasted alongside hearty potatoes and green beans, it’s a square meal that the fam will love; easy peasy, lemon squeeze-y! (via The Rustic Willow)

15. 30-Minute Bhetki Fish in Citrus Basil Butter Sauce: This 30-minute wonder leaves you with a flaky and buttery fish that is heaven-sent. Honey and oranges bring on the sweet while garlic and fresh basil boast the savory. (via My Food Story)

16. Orange Five Spice Chicken Thighs With Carrots and Brussels Sprouts: The deep flavors of five spice paired with sweet oranges will be a total hit on your dinner plate this week. Easy to make, this option is Paleo and Whole30 approved. (via Mid-Life Croissant)

17. Roasted Rack of Lamb With a Pomegranate, Cassis and Blood Orange Molasses Glaze: Get ready to blow everyone’s minds with this amazing rack of lamb. Slathered in a citrusy sweet glaze and decorated with pomegranate arils, this one will impress the masses. (via North Dixie Kitchen)

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