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Creative Citrus Recipes

Looking for some fresh inspiration? You’re in the right place! Our creative citrus recipe roundup will help you make the most of  these bright, juicy fruits, including oranges, lemons and limes.  Learn how to take advantage of the peel too; the entire fruit is edible, so why not use it? Some of the ideas are perfect daily tips, and others will make great gifts.

1. Candied Citrus Peel
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Candied orange peels are a delicious treat that reduces food waste! Eat them as a snack, gift them to a friend, or enrobe them in chocolate for an even more luxurious treat.

2. Infused Water
infused water immunity boosting

It seems like people are always striving to drink more water, so why not spruce it up with some citrus goodness?
A classic idea is to add a wedge of lemon or lime to your water, but you can always get creative and add other things to you water as well!  Here are some ideas via Hello Glow.

And even more inspiration from a regular Produce Made Simple contributor The Viet Vegan.infused water

 How about this pretty Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint water via Back to Her Roots.strawberry lime cucumber mint water

3. Ginger Lemon Tea
Ginger Tea with honey and lemon

Or if you are feeling under the weather, try this Ginger tea with Lemon and Honey!

4. Citrus Salts
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Citrus salts to add a little pizazz to your meals!

5. Lemon Vinaigrette
easy lemon vinaigrette

Lemon adds a great pop of flavour and freshness to any salad. This is an easy recipe you can whip up in minutes. No preservatives like some of the bottled kinds.

6. Green Beans with Lemon and Parlsey
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Green beans are always delicious, but you can amp up the flavour with some lemon and parsley!

7. Carrot Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Carrot Walnut Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Who doesn’t love carrot cake? Carrot cake and lemony icing is a delicious way to treat yourself.

8. Dehydrated Citrus
dehydrated holiday citrus

If you find yourself with an abundance of citrus and you’re not sure what to do with it, dehydrate them for a later use.
Grind them into powder to add to cocktails or vinegars, reconstitute them for marinades or recipes, or simply use them as a decorative piece—nature is beautiful!

9. Candied Citrus for Cake Garnish
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Blood oranges are stunning, and you can make any cake go from boring to beautiful with slices of candied blood orange and other citrus. Check out this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking!

10. Clementine Upside-down Cake
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And if you don’t have the patience for candying citrus, you can always do this easy workaround with clementine upside-down cake from Downshiftology.

11. Orange Cranberry Loaf
Orange Cranberry Bread

Or try this everyday loaf with orange and cranberry. It’s great for an afternoon pick me up, and also makes a thoughtful hostess gift.

12. Jello Shots!
strawberry margarita jello shots

Just because you have health goals to accomplish, doesn’t mean you can let loose every once in a while.  Let your hair down, indulge and incorporate some fruits while you’re at it! Strawberry margarita jello shots via Buzzfeed.

 Also, Lemon Lime Jello shots from E is for Eat.

lemon lime jello shots

13. Orange Pomegranate Winter Sangria
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Girls night is always better with sangria (via AKA Design).

For more creative ways to use citrus,
check out our roundup of DIY uses for Citrus!

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