These Bright Citrusy Recipes Are Like Sunshine on a Plate
Slow-Cooker Chile-Orange Chicken Tacos
A taco night favorite! Boneless chicken breasts cook low and slow in a chipotle-orange sauce until they're pull-apart tender, then are paired with a fresh avocado-orange salsa.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Parmesan
This riff on classic chicken Parmesan replaces the usual marinara with a luscious lemony cream sauce. We've lightened it up by using half-and-half instead of cream, with just-as-delicious results. Serve this lemony chicken dinner with whole-wheat pasta or brown rice.
Fennel & Grapefruit Salad
This quick and colorful side salad is a lovely accompaniment to fish, chicken, or pork. When slicing the fennel, don't discard the fronds! The wispy green tips resemble fresh dill and provide a colorful, anise-flavored garnish.
Quinoa, Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Roasted Lemon Dressing
Roasting lemons mellows their tartness and creates a layer of caramelized flavor that pairs well with the raw broccoli and savory quinoa in this healthy chicken dinner salad. Even better, the chicken and lemons roast on one sheet pan, making cleanup a breeze.
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
Classic garlicky shrimp scampi gets a low-carb makeover in this easy dinner recipe. Zucchini noodles, also known as "zoodles," are a healthier alternative to traditional pasta--they mimic the texture of pasta while taking on the flavor of whatever sauce you serve them with. Make sure you salt and drain the zoodles, otherwise your final dish will be soupy and the flavor will be diluted.
Chicken with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce
A quick sauce made with leeks, lemon and capers gives this chicken breast recipe bright Italian flavor. Serve with farro or capellini, steamed broccoli and a glass of crisp pinot grigio. Save the unused chicken tenders in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months. Once you have enough, thaw them out for another use.
Orange Whole-Wheat Pancakes
Boost your breakfast with vitamin C and potassium by topping your whole-grain pancake stack with segmented oranges, which are an excellent source of both.
Blood Oranges with Almond Syrup
Sweet and juicy oranges and strawberries are topped with a light almond syrup in this unique twist on dessert.
Grapefruit and Kiwifruit Salad
Slices of green kiwifruit, sections of ruby red grapefruit and fresh-tasting fennel--this fruit salad is bursting with flavor and gorgeous color. The crumbled bacon on top provides a pleaseant, savory taste that really compliments the sweet fruit.
Smoky Steak Salad with Arugula & Oranges
This elegant salad pairs a simple seared flank steak with a bright citrus dressing and creamy goat cheese.
Orange-Sauced Pork Chops with Quinoa
Ready in just 35 minutes, this tasty meal is perfect for any night of the week!
Greek Chicken with Roasted Spring Vegetables & Lemon Vinaigrette
This Greek-inspired chicken and vegetable sheet-pan meal is bursting with flavor. The chicken is coated in a mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture, roasted alongside asparagus, cremini mushrooms and grape tomatoes and then served with a lemon-feta vinaigrette.
Mango-Lime Fish Tacos
These yummy fish tacos are a quick-and-easy choice for dinner. Ready in just 30 minutes, the lime-seasoned tilapia fillets are baked and then combined in warm tortillas with cumin-spiced cabbage, sweet mangoes and spicy radishes.
Scallops and Pasta with Lemon-Caper Cream Sauce
Crispy, seared scallops combine with whole-grain pasta and greens to make this flavorful complete meal.
Lean snapper in a buttery lemon-caper sauce is a simple main dish, ready in just 30 minutes.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Angel Cake
A sweet lemon glaze is all that's needed on top of this delicious lemon-poppy seed cake.
Salmon with Pomegranate-Orange Relish
A relish made from brightly colored pomegranate, oranges, and carrots creates a festive topping for this quick-cooking salmon dish.
Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing
Clementines are a wonderful fruit to add to salad. They're small, easy to peel, and blend well with everything, as they do here on a bed of arugula with poppy-seed dressing.
This versatile citrus salad dressing gets a touch of natural sweetness from orange juice, which balances the acidity of the lemon juice. Use it in coleslaw for a mayo-free dressing, or drizzle it over winter greens with dried fruit and nuts.
Citrus Poached Salmon with Asparagus
This quick and healthy fish-and-veggies dinner is highlighted by an easy fresh citrus sauce.