Tag: citrus

When Life Gives You Lemons, Blend Them—Whole

Using a lemon for only its juice is a big waste. The whole thing is edible, including the nutritious pith and the pulp, rich in fiber. Lemon zest is worth its weight in gold, and when I think about how much zest gets tossed, it makes me sad. How many meals could have been brightened?…


How to Make the Perfect Lemon Tart With a Foolproof Filling

There are recipes where taking a few shortcuts or starting with store-bought components is just fine. And then there are recipes where the very best version takes some extra time and effort, but the payoff makes it worth it. Friends, this classic lemon tart is definitely the latter type of recipe. It calls for a…


Orange and Pomegranate Salad

Any kind of citrus fruits, such as navel or blood oranges, tangerines, or even grapefruit, work well in this wintry salad. Crumbles of blue cheese—or goat or feta cheese, if you prefer—add creaminess and some savory funk. Serves 6 2 heads baby romaine lettuce 2 oranges, peeled and sliced into rounds (blood orange and navel)…


Short on Time? This Healthy Chicken Skillet Comes Together Quick

This easy chicken skillet recipe comes together in just 30 minutes to help you put a healthy meal on the table fast. Sweet red grapefruit is a favorite for this dish, but any variety will do. Serve this juicy recipe with rice to soak up the sauce. Ancho-Spiced Chicken Skillet With Grapefruit Salsa Active Time:…


Better Than Lemonade: How to Cook With Lemons, In Season Now

Sunny citrus fruits are in season during the winter months—just when we need them to cheer us up—so now is the perfect time to make the most of them. Consider the lemon. This humble kitchen powerhouse adds acidity and brightness to myriad dishes, from sweet to savory, often helping balance other flavors or providing some…


Preserved Lemons

An essential ingredient in North African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines, this powerful condiment adds brightness and complex tang to a variety of dishes. Once you start using them, you’ll find yourself adding them to salad dressings, sauces, even pound cakes. Use organic lemons, and do rinse them under warm water to remove their waxy…


Créme Brûlée With a Citrusy Surprise

It’s citrus season, and there’s no better way to embrace it than with blood oranges. Despite their graphic name, blood oranges are sweet, delectable, and unique. They are smaller than standard oranges, with mottled orange and rose-hued rinds. When peeled, their interior reveals segments streaked in brilliant crimson, ruby, and port wine colors—hence their name….


Fruit of the Month: Clementines

Clementines are the small citrus in boxes or mesh bags that appear in markets during the winter months. This year’s crop is tasty, juicy and plentiful (prices are low!). They’re great for snacking, dessert or in fruit salads. Clementines also make a wonderful addition to almost any green salad, or in my recipes for salads of whole grains…


Keeping your Hands Warm with Citrus

  Phytonutrients in citrus, such as hesperidin, may increase blood flow sufficient to warm the hands and feet of those with cold sensitivity.


A Bright, Fresh-Tasting, Make-Ahead Dessert for Memorial Day

Key limes are smaller, yellower cousins to the bigger, darker green Persian limes you usually see in the grocery store. They’re more tart, with fragrant, floral juice, and used to be grown widely in the Florida Keys, where cooks invented key lime pie as a way to use the juice. To make these key lime…