By Regan Stephens

Published on February 12, 2016

Photography by THIS GAL COOKS

by Regan Stephens

cilantro lime chicken nachos

We’ll always love you, Taco Tuesday, but these nachos, topped with limoncello and lime-marinated chicken, just became our weekly Mexican food fix.

Photography by MOWIELICIOUS

campari + citrus sorbet

Who says sorbet is relegated to summer months? Not us. Orange and grapefruit juices and campari make a brilliantly refreshing dessert-cocktail hybrid that looks pretty impressive to boot.

Photography by ALLRECIPES

broiled grapefruit crisp

Sweet grapefruit is topped with a nutty, aromatic crumble in this filling breakfast that’s quicker to prepare (and infinitely more tasty) that your basic bowl of oatmeal.

Photography by BON APPETIT

salmon with fennel, citrus, + chiles

This flavor-packed, heart-healthy recipe works well with any number of fish, but salmon adds a lovely pop of pink to the plate. 

Photography by HOW SWEET EATS

kiwi margaritas

Kiwis may not technically be part of the citrus family, but they’re similarly in-season and packed with vitamin C. Blended with lime juice and tequila, surely this cocktail could help combat a seasonal sniffle? Mix up a pitcher and toast to your good health.

Photography by ANNIE EATS

blood orange loaf cake

Lovely layers of orange (it’s in the super spongy cake, rosy pink glaze, and delicate candied topping) brighten up a morning coffee or afternoon tea.

Photography by SALLY’S BAKING ADDICTION

citrus chicken quinoa salad

What’s the opposite of a sad desk lunch? Whip up this fresh and filling salad for dinner (lean protein, nutty grains, sweet citrus — it has everything!) and savor it again tomorrow. No need to reheat, it tastes just as delightful cold. 

Photography by FOODIE CRUSH

citrus, fennel, + avocado salad

With creamy avocado, slivers of fragrant fennel, and a palette of tangy oranges, this beautifully bright salad brings together the best of the season in one dish.

Photography by HALF BAKED HARVEST

cuban fish tacos + citrus mango slaw

Tasty tacos are chock full of sunny flavor from citrus fruit, mango, cilantro, and jalapeno, and are deceptively easy to throw together. Taco Tuesday, you’re back on.

Photography by @SPENCERCOOKS

winter citrus galette

Delicate pastry provides a backdrop for oranges in every hue with this equal parts delicious and gorgeous addition to a casual brunch or Sunday supper.

Photography by HALF BAKED HARVEST

sparkling pomegranate punch

With or without alcohol, this rosy punch — a blend of fruit juices and bubbles — ups the festive factor with the help of pomegranate arils and candied rosemary sprigs.

Photography by THE KITCHN

citrus salad with lemongrass syrup

Elevate simple oranges and grapefruit with a little lemongrass syrup for a light finish to a heavy winter meal. Pro tip: pour a splash of prosecco to transform the juicy dessert into a refreshing cocktail.

Photography by THEVIEWFROMGREATISLAND.COM

roasted chicken with allspice + citrus

Consider this recipe for your next stuck-in-the-house blizzard dinner. Thinly sliced oranges and lemons caramelize over roasted chicken for a lively take on a cold weather comfort food. 

Photography by THE COOKIE WRITER

candied citrus peel

Little know fact: citrus peels are packed with vitamin c, too. Make these easy treats with orange, lemon, or grapefruit. With or without the chocolate dip, they’ll liven up your afternoon snack. 

Photography by A SPICY PERSPECTIVE

greek lemon chicken soup

Basic chicken soup gets a snappy upgrade thanks to lemon zest. Feta, couscous, and garlic round out the Mediterranean flavors in this quintessentially warming winter staple.

Photography by SAVEUR

lemon bars

Each puckery bite of these toothsome bars delivers a satisfying balance of rich shortbread and vibrant, creamy lemon curd. An especially delicious way to get some extra vitamin c.

Photography by BON APPETIT

blood-orange chia pudding

This pretty pudding’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and vitamins. With a little prep, pop it in the fridge overnight and start your day with a deliciously nutritious power breakfast.

Photography by THEVIEWFROMGREATISLAND.COM

lemon poppyseed pancakes

A generous dose of lemon juice and zest boosts pucker while poppyseeds contribute a nice texture and crunch to these decadent pancakes, which pair (un)surprisingly well with pajamas and hibernation.

Photography by SALLY’S BAKING ADDICTION

orange creamsicle smoothie

Straight OJ? You can do better. Add some sunshine to your morning routine with summer’s nostalgic popsicle in a glass. Fresh orange juice, frozen banana, and Greek yogurt combine for a creamy smoothie that only tastes like dessert.

Photography by COOKING CLASSY

lemon pasta with shrimp

Fresh squeezed lemon has the power to make filling pasta with garlicky shrimp taste simultaneously light and comforting. 

Photography by SAVEUR

shaker lemon pie

It’s time consuming, but don’t let that deter you from making this buttery dessert that bursts with pleasantly biting flavor. Ultimately, it’s as easy as…you know.

Photography by FOODIECRUSH

cilantro lime chicken

Fire up the grill for a taste of summer amid freezing temps. Honey balances the tart lime in this lively, super-flavorful dish and reminds us of warmer days.