29 Citrus Recipes to Fill Your Day with Brightness and Vitamin C

We are smack-dab in the dead of winter and not only is it dark 14 hours a day, it’s also peak cold season. Don’t worry though!! These 29 citrus recipes are just what you need to fill your day with a little brightness and your blood with some vitamin C (that’s how that works, right?). Make them, eat them, and share them widely!

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fennel & Lemon

Grilled Triple Citrus Salmon

Citrus Salad with Proseco

Citrus Pickled Bell Peppers

Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water

Lemon Tart with Lavender Shortbread Crust

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Chiffon Cake

Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon with Herb Salad

Orange Sweet Roll Pancakes

Chicken Piccata

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

Crepes with Whipped Meyer Lemon Ricotta

Cold Buster Smoothie

Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup

Citrus Salad with Fennel Vinaigrette

Candied Citrus Peel

Frosted Lemon Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Freeze-and-Bake Poppy Seed Scones

Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus and Basil Butter Sauce

Rustic Citrus Almond Tart

Chile Lime Fish Taco Bowls with Citrus Crema

Brûléed Fruit with Mascarpone Yogurt Sauce

Simple Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Citrusy Baked Oatmeal

Summery Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies

Roasted Carrots with Orange

Lemon Bar Cheesecake

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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  1. Thank you Alaina! All of these recipes look delicious, especially the desserts. I’m going to try the frosted lemon sour cream cookies with gluten free flour.

  2. Oh wow this is my new favorite list on the entire Internet. I’ve never seen a recipe list where I actually want to make so many of the recipes!!! Thank you!

  3. Positive side effect of this list? Lots of fish recipes!
    Can‘t wait to try some of these, great list!

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