30 Flavour-Packed Citrus Recipes That Taste Like Spring
Featuring a squeeze of orange, lemon and lime, these recipes are perfect for welcoming the warmer temps.
Brown Butter & Orange Cauli-Couscous Salad
This salad is loaded with lemon juice, orange juice and orange slices, ensuring a pop of zest in every bite. The fatty acid in butter provides antioxidants, fat-soluble vitamins, and omega-3 fats.
Lemony Rainbow Chard with Dried Cranberries
This dish is heart-healthy and full of nutrients. Rainbow chard has 30 percent of your vitamin A needs, while pistachios have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits.
Pan-Seared Shrimp Toast with Tomato, Lime & Kimchi Mayo
Move over avocado toast! There’s a new toast dish that’s sure to be as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, and it takes only 20 minutes to make.
Creamy Lemon Linguine with Spinach
This easy, one-pan linguine combines the tang of lemon with the creaminess of a rich sauce for a perfect flavour balance. Plus, it includes spinach, which is loaded with antioxidants and insoluble fibre, which can aid in digestion and reduce blood pressure levels.
Regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and improve your heart health with this citrus smoothie. This refreshing drink is packed with orange, lemon and lime which will give you a blast of vitamins A, B and C.
Recipe: Almond-Orange Smoothie
Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Sauce
These elevated pancakes pack a punch of flavour and take only minutes to make. Plus, they’re health-conscious, as light ricotta provides extra protein, and cherries contain potassium, a nutrient that helps slash the risk of high blood pressure.
Soupa de Lima (Lime Soup)
Soupa de Lima is a meaty, tangy flavour explosion that will keep you coming back for more.
Recipe: Soupa de Lima (Lime Soup)
Lemony Sugar Snap Peas
These lemony sugar snap peas shine in a simple stir-fry accented with shallots and garlic. This vegan and gluten-free dish is also an immune booster, as sugar snap peas supply three times as much vitamin C as shelled peas.
Recipe: Lemony Sugar Snap Peas
Pistachio & Orange Truffle Bites
These truffle bites are low in fat and carbohydrates and pack a punch of protein in every bite. They contain heart-healthy ingredients like orange zest, raw cacao powder and dates.
Recipe: Pistachio & Orange Truffle Bites
Lemon Dill Seafood Risotto
This hearty dish is sure to become one of your go-tos. With a big serving of protein in every bowl, this risotto will keep you full without weighing you down.
Recipe: Lemon Dill Seafood Risotto
Fig and Prosciutto Salad
Salty prosciutto, savoury fig and sweet orange vinaigrette complement each other perfectly in this fresh and tasty salad. Plus, with 12g of protein per serving and loads of healthy fats, this salad will keep you satisfied all day long.
Recipe: Fig and Prosciutto Salad
Roasted-Cauliflower Spaghetti with Lemon
Cauliflower is a super-food—high intake is linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. Whip up this tasty pasta in 30 minutes or less to reap all its health benefits.
Lime & Coconut Energy Bites
Fuel your body with these no-bake, six-ingredient energy bites. Lime provides vitamin C, dates are high in disease-fighting antioxidants and nuts deliver a serving of fibre, making these bites perfect for a post-workout snack or a low-carb dessert.
Recipe: Lime & Coconut Energy Bites
Lemon Sea Salt Kale Chips
Kale chips make the ultimate snack—crunchy, salty, and healthy. These chips are high in fibre, antioxidants and calcium, and deliver A, B and C vitamins.
Recipe: Lemon Sea Salt Kale Chips
Chicken “Tagine” with Herbed Orange Couscous
This colourful, aromatic stew is a snap to make. Loaded with fibre and packed with protein, this hearty dish provides a punch of flavour in every bite.
Lovely Lemon Squares
This is a dessert you can feel good about. With only 3/4 cups of sugar in a 36 square batch, these tangy squares deliver a healthier alternative to a traditional lemon square without sacrificing taste.
Recipe: Lovely Lemon Squares
Sticky Sriracha-Lime Drumettes
These easy-to-make wings will become your new game-day snack. Spicy, sweet, and tangy, these bite-sized snacks are packed with flavour and always satisfy.
Recipe: Sticky Sriracha-Lime Drumettes
Meringue Nests with Lemon Curd and Mixed Citrus
Crisp, airy meringues go well with almost any fruit, but because they’re sweet, pairing them with the tart acidity of fresh citrus makes for a balanced—not to mention beautiful-dessert.
Orange Chicken on Moroccan Couscous
This dish is full of spices like cumin, ginger and turmeric, which promote digestion, aid in inflammation, and are a rich source of iron. Whip it together in under 20 minutes for a delicious, Moroccan-inspired dinner that is sure to become a household staple.
Lemon Cream Cupcakes
Grated lemon peel and sour cream turn these from ordinary vanilla cupcakes to sophisticated sweets.
Recipe: Lemon Cream Cupcakes
Lemon Mint Lamb Chops with Pea Purée
Succulent and meaty, yet surprisingly lean, lamb chops are the star of this spring meal. The pea purée, packed with lemon zest, Greek feta and mint is a fresh and zesty accompaniment.
Chickpea and Orange Salad with Tahini Dressing
This 10-minute dish has fewer than 10 ingredients and is a breeze to make. Serve this high-fibre salad with a protein of your choice for maximum nutrients and satisfaction.
Roast Turkey with Lemon Couscous
This tasty dish is an elevated, healthier version of traditional stuffing. Couscous is low in fat and high in thiamine and niacin, which can help keep your digestive system and your heart healthy.
Recipe: Roast Turkey with Lemon Couscous
Lime Curd Pavlova with Fresh Berries
While most desserts will cause a sugar crash, this pavlova with fresh berries is a light treat that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, you can switch out the lime for lemon, orange or any citrus fruit.
Orange Olive Tapenade
You’ll be transported to Provence, France with this signature olive tapenade dish made with simple, tasty ingredients. It takes only minutes to whip up and works as a dip, spread, or sauce.
Recipe: Orange Olive Tapenade
Lemon and Currant Scones
These light and fluffy scones will become a brunch favourite in your house. Serve warm with butter, jam, or fruit preservatives.
Recipe: Lemon and Currant Scones
Pistachio Orange White Chocolate Macarons
Macarons might seem like a tricky dessert to pull off, but our easy-to-follow instructions ensure that these French delicacies will be a breeze to make. With flavours like cardamom, orange marmalade, and almond, these gluten-free stunners make a tasty, bite-sized treat.
Quinoa and Black-Eyed Pea Salad With Tahini-Lemon Dressing
This hearty salad is filled with nutrients that will keep your stomach full and your heart healthy. Try a flavourful combination of seeds, grains and veggies for an immune-system boost and a hefty serving of protein and fibre.
Honey Lime Grilled Shrimp And Pineapple Skewers
Sweet, tangy, and rich with flavour, these skewers can be eaten on their own or added to a salad or sandwich.
Lemon and Thyme Grilled Chicken
This flavourful grilled chicken will be a show-stopper when you bring it to the table. To make it as crispy and delicious as possible, cook it with a slow, consistent heat.
Recipe: Lemon and Thyme Grilled Chicken