Healthy Orange Recipes

Find healthy, delicious orange recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Citrus Vinaigrette

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.

Blackened Fish Tacos

These blackened fish tacos pack a punch. The blackened fish gets plenty of flavor from herbs and spices, the salsa adds some zing and the cabbage provides a nice raw crunch.
By Liv Dansky

Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette

Rating: Unrated
1
Tangy and spicy, this citrus-lime vinaigrette with orange juice, jalapeno pepper, and fresh cilantro is perfect tossed with baby arugula.

Orange-Sesame Dressing

This sweet-and-sour dressing also makes great coleslaw.

Berry-Mint Kefir Smoothies

Kefir is similar to yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. But it has fewer carbs and a more drinkable consistency--perfect for smoothies.

Citrus Kale Salad

Massaging the kale is well worth the effort because the process quickly softens the leaves for a tender bite. We’ve used green curly kale here, but red kale would also give this salad a lovely appearance. For an extra burst of citrus flavor, garnish each serving with additional lemon zest.
By Andrea Kirkland

Slow-Cooker Chile-Orange Chicken Tacos

Rating: Unrated
2
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.

Citrus Poached Salmon with Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
6
This quick and healthy fish-and-veggies dinner is highlighted by an easy fresh citrus sauce.

Olive Orange Vinaigrette

Minced olives add a briny flavor to this healthy homemade salad dressing. The dressing keeps for several days in the fridge, so make a big batch to use on your favorite dinner salads and side salads. Try it on a salad with sliced red onion and fresh oranges.

Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks

Rating: Unrated
12
This slow-cooker chicken recipe makes a perfect alternative to standard tomato-based barbecued chicken. Both kids and adults will devour these drumsticks, doused in a honey-sweetened sauce spiked with orange, ginger and garlic.

Salmon Tostadas with Citrus-Kale Slaw

Citrus-chili marinated wild salmon takes center stage in this tostada recipe that's bursting with citrus-dressed kale and chunks of creamy avocado.

Stovetop Veggie Frittata

Eggs are one of the cheapest sources of protein. And they offer a delicious and easy avenue for getting veggies, like in this frittata. Using frozen vegetables saves prep time, too.
By Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDCES

Inspiration and Ideas

Orange-Oregano Dressing

Rating: Unrated
3
What this dressing lacks in calories and fat it makes up for in big, bold orange flavor and herbal oregano notes.

Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ramps, wild onions that pop up in the spring, give this dressing both onion and garlic flavor. Use this healthy salad dressing to marinate flank steak or on a green salad with shrimp.

Sheet-Pan Orange-Apricot Drumsticks

Rating: Unrated
5

In this easy sheet-pan dinner, a sweet-and-savory glaze and a colorful medley of vegetables transform ordinary drumsticks into a satisfying meal.