Fast & Fresh Citrus Recipes That Will Brighten Your Meal

Citrus Fennel Salsa
Perk up dinner tonight with a blast of fresh citrus. We're celebrating citrus with our favorite savory and sweet lemon, grapefruit, and orange recipes. Brighten your meal with a citrus salad on the side, a quick dessert, or an entree flavored with juicy citrus fruits. You can make all of these recipes in 40 minutes or less, so they won't add much prep time to your dinner plans.

Citrus Salad with Poached Cod

This fish dinner is glazed with lime and orange juice before sauteing, but we didn't stop there. For an extra burst of juicy flavor, serve over orange and lime slices with a citrus dressing on the side.

Avocado-Fennel Breakfast Sandwich

We're having grapefruit for breakfast, but not just on its own. Start with two slices of whole wheat toast, then build an epic breakfast sandwich with mashed avocado, sliced fennel bulbs, and grapefruit. 

Citrus Salad

Why choose just one citrus fruit when you can make this salad with three? Oranges, grapefruit, and clementines star in this easy lettuce salad topped with flaked coconut and a zippy homemade dressing.

Citrus Salsa Salmon

Want to know our secret for giving this salmon dinner some zip? We brushed jalapeno jelly on the salmon before broiling, and mixed a little more into the orange and grapefruit salsa.

Citrus and Smoked Almond Salad

Smoked almonds and pomegranate seeds make this orange and grapefruit salad stand out from the crowd. We didn't forget the veggies—mixed greens also play their part.

Orange Salmon and Green Onions

Baking salmon in a fresh orange juice sauce not only adds a hint of sweet, citrusy flavor, but it also helps create a crispy skin when the salmon is broiled. Bake green onions and orange wedges alongside the salmon to add both a fruit and a veggie to your dinner.

Orange-Simmered Pork Chops

Give your usual pork chops a bright and fresh boost by simmering them in orange juice, then topping with a mango, pineapple, and orange relish. One bite will take you straight to the tropics.

Orange, Asparagus, and Calamari

This easy skillet dinner may bring calamari into your permanent menu rotation. Served with orange slices and bright asparagus, this recipe makes a delicious and healthy outside-the-box meal.

Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

We're always in the mood for lemon chicken, and this recipe kicks it up a notch with dreamy, creamy Alfredo sauce. Even though this dish may taste indulgent, fresh broccoli and mushrooms keep it healthy.

Warm Citrus Fruit with Brown Sugar

If you're craving a citrus dessert, we recommend this rum-soaked bowl of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange slices. Add a quick butter and brown sugar topping before broiling to add a mouthwatering caramelization.

Lemon-Ginger Fish

Lemon and ginger are the ideal combination for flavoring cod fillets because they won't overpower the delicate fish. If you're a fan of this recipe, mix it up and try making orange-pepper salmon, too.

Broiled Citrus Salad

Dessert or side—it's up to you. Either way, broiled orange and grapefruit slices topped with feta cheese and mint will be a huge hit at your table.

Green Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

What's missing when you make a salad with greens, avocado slices, and a tangy homemade dressing? Grapefruit slices, of course! Just a few slices of this bright pink fruit make this veggie-ful side unbelievably tempting.

Citrus Fennel Salsa

Instead of scooping this orange and grapefruit salsa with chips, use it to top a fish or chicken entree at dinner. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up a batch, and it makes any dinner a little fresher.

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