20 Savory Citrus Recipes

Celebrate citrus season with these twenty healthy savory recipes made with oranges, lemons, limes or other citrus fruit.

20 Savory Citrus Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

As much as I miss the summer months full of trips to the farmers market and visits to the peach orchard, there is always one seasonal winter fruit that cheers me up: LEMONS! Additionally, it is also the ideal time of year to consume other types of citrus including oranges, grapefruits, limes and more. To help you make the most of the citrus season, here are 20 savory citrus recipes to inspire you to eat seasonally all year long!

Za’atar Spiced Grilled Chicken

4.37 stars average
44 minutes
These Za’atar Spiced Grilled Chicken breasts are tender and juicy thanks to a simple marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and za’atar.
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Zaatar spiced grilled chicken

roasted sweet potatoes with citrus dressing

These roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with a bright and fresh citrus dressing as well as cilantro, shallot, and chive. A simple yet flavorful side dish!
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Grapefruit and Spinach Salad with Glazed Mahi Mahi

With Grapefruit in its prime, you’ll love this wonderfully fresh and flavorful salad! Tossed with delicious Florida Red Grapefruit along with spinach, yellow bell peppers and pistachios, and topped with a grapefruit glazed, pan seared Mahi Mahi, this salad is fresh, healthy and fabulous!
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Spaghetti Squash Gremolata

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Spaghetti Squash Gremolata - A Family Feast

ORANGE BEEF STIR FRY

Make your own take-out with this recipe for orange beef stir fry. The recipe features sirloin steak cooked in a sweet and savory sauce and tossed with fresh orange segments. The sauce only has 4 ingredients!
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Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

4.67 stars average
5 minutes
A twist on the popular Lebanese dish, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is filled with fresh flavors, naturally gluten free and great for making in advance.
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Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe - The Lemon Bowl

Tahitian Vanilla Seared Scallops with Lemon Coconut Risotto

Tahitian Vanilla Seared Sea Scallops with Lemon Coconut Risotto and Vanilla Bean Buerre Blanc Serves 4-6
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Tahitian Vanilla Seared Scallops with Lemon Dressing - Pineapple and Coconut

SLOW COOKER ASIAN CITRUS PORK TENDERLOIN RECIPE

This Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect addition to your family’s weekly menu. It’s easy to make, and full of flavor. A nice change from chicken!
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Honey Mustard Salmon

4.47 stars average
20 minutes
A quick and easy weeknight dinner, roasted salmon is brushed with a fresh and flavorful honey mustard sauce the whole family will love.
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Honey mustard salmon

PALEO LEMON SHRIMP STIR FRY

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH MEYER LEMON RELISH

Hearty roasted cauliflower steaks served with a piquant Meyer lemon relish made with shallots and fresh herbs.
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Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita

Need a quick meal that’s BURSTING at the seams with flavour? This Easy Oven-baked Chicken Fajita with my homemade spice blend will soon be your family favourite. Guaranteed!
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Avocado Citrus Salad

4.50 stars average
10 minutes
Juicy citrus is paired with creamy avocado, spicy arugula and toasted pine nuts to create this simple, show-stopping salad.
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Arugula Citrus Salad with Avocado and Toasted Pine Nuts - The Lemon Bowl

LEMON CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

This delicious Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup recipe is the perfect alternative to the traditional chicken soup. Packed with chicken, orzo, and kale, and a twist of lemon, this fast and easy soup (30 min) will warm your soul on a chilly day!
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EASY SPICY ORANGE CHICKEN RECIPE

This easy Spicy Orange Chicken recipe is full of the amazing flavor you love, without restaurant-style calories!
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Easy Spicy Orange Chicken recipe at TidyMom.net

Creamy Lemon Spinach One-Pot Pasta

This Creamy Lemon Spinach One-Pot Pasta is a satisfying and simple weeknight meal that takes just 30 minutes to make! There’s no need to drain the pasta and it’s dairy-free.
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Cilantro Lime Popcorn

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Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

5 stars average
1 hour 10 minutes
The ultimate comfort food, this roasted chicken is seasoned with lemon, garlic and salt to create the most perfectly tender and delicious dinner.
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Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken - The Lemon Bowl

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9 responses to “20 Savory Citrus Recipes”

  1. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes Avatar
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    I have not even had breakfast yet and I am craving spaghetti squash with gremolata now! What a gorgeous round-up. I love citrus season. Thank you for including me!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Omg I know!! That sounds so good!

  2. Shawnna Avatar
    Shawnna

    oh yummy!

  3. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life Avatar
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

    Thanks so much for including my Lemon Chicken Orzo soup in this collection…I love all these recipes! I see so many I want to try!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It was my pleasure!! Love the recipe!

  4. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    My citrus cravings are THROUGH THE ROOF…so this roundup is making me a very happy girl!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Omg I craved it so much when I was pregnant!!! Hope you’re feeling good!

  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine Avatar
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Beautiful round-up! Maybe one of the only redeeming things about the winter season is the FABULOUS citrus!!! Thank you so much for including my blood orange quick bread! (The best citrus ;) )

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Of course!! My pleasure!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.