16 Citrusy and Summery Recipes Using Oranges

Summer is in the air and nothing goes better with those hot summery days than oranges. They are fresh, citrusy and sweet and you can also save 20% with our new Healthy Offer of the Week.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.26.48 AMBelow I’ve gathered 16 gorgeous recipes all using oranges just for you!

The Garden GrazerSouthwestern Black Bean Salad with a Citrus Dressing

black bean salad w_ citrus dressingI thought this amazingly fresh and versatile salad was the perfect recipe to kick off the post about oranges. This mixes salty with sweet and fresh flavors that everyone will love. You can top tacos with it, use it as a dip, serve up as a side dish or even add quinoa or rice making it more filling. Plus, the recipe is simply a guideline so mix it up and make it your own.

Joyful Healthy EatsOrange Carrot Ginger Soup

Orange-Carrot-Ginger-SoupThis soup is said to help cure a pesky cold and keep your immune system strong due to the high concentration of vitamins and nutrients. Here you get lots of vitamin A from the 2lbs of carrots used, vitamin C from the orange zest and ginger which is also said to be very good for you. Great soup for cold or hot seasons loaded with flavor. The sweet carrots make it kid-friendly too! Top with a little parsley before serving for more freshness and a pretty green burst of color.

Joyful Healthy EatsCranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry-Orange-MuffinsThe tartness of the cranberries mixed with the sweetness from the orange is the perfect way to start your day or to snack on anytime. These muffins are great for on the go. Full of flavor as well. If you have the time and you are eating them at home, I would make a citrus glaze to top them with. Oh yum!

Joyful Healthy EatsStrawberry Orange Ice Cream

Strawberry-Orange-Ice-Cream-with-Chocolate-ChipsThis ice cream is sugar free and dairy free and also Paleo. It’s actually good for you and it’s ice cream! Need I say more? Yet, there is more. The fresh strawberries make this dish really shine and the coconut milk makes it creamy and rich. Then you get that freshness from the orange zest to round out all the flavors. Perfect summer treat.

citron limetteOrange-Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Orange Quinoa saladThis dish is hearty, healthy and beautiful. I love how the bright red pomegranate seeds pop with the green cilantro, orange and yellow quinoa. Everything is so bright and would pair well with a grilled chicken breast or pork tenderloin.

The Midnight BakerCherry Glazed Country Ribs

Cherry Glazed Country RibsThese lovely bits of juicy and tender pork are glazed with a cherry, orange and balsamic glaze that is nothing short of genius. I just love the delicate flavors paired with bold pork.

What2CookCraveable Creamsicle Cheesecake

creamsicle cheesecakeDidn’t you love creamsicles when you were a kid? You would get them off the ice cream truck or Mom would pick them up as a treat from the grocery store. Well, here is all that wonderful flavor in a rich and creamy cheesecake! Yes, I don’t think it gets any better.

Design SpongeOrange Basil Gimlet

Orange Basil GimletHere is the perfect summer cocktail. It’s so fresh and sweet. The original recipe uses blood oranges but plain old oranges will taste just as good. Garnish with an orange wedge and basil leaf to really impress your guests or just yourself on a warm summer evening.

The Hobo KitchenBlue Moon Cupcakes

Blue Moon CupcakesThese cupcakes enhance the citrus with smooth Blue Moon beer that also has hints of orange in it. Blue Moon is a great summer beer so serve up dessert with a few Blue Moons at your next get together. I don’t think people will complain. So fun and so flavorful!

Heart, Mind & SeoulOrange Shrimp

orange shrimpI read this recipe and love the sweet and citrusy sauce. You can make it as hot and spicy as you like by controlling the amount of red pepper flakes. I like it spicy but hubby and the little one would rather have mild so I tend to split the recipe in two and add my own spice to mine and leave theirs more mild. Shrimp is also very healthy and light so if you are trying to keep the calories and fat down, this is your perfect go to meal especially during those busy weeknights.

Daring GourmetOrange Buttermilk Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Orange-Buttermilk-CakeEverything about this recipe is daring and delicious! Creamy and rich from the buttermilk and cut with the tartness of the orange. It’s a celebration in your mouth. Then you get a silky citrusy cream cheese frosting to top it all off. Wow! My mouth is watering. This will be a big hit with anyone you serve it to.

My Kitchen EscapadesPork Carnitas

Pork CarnitasThis recipe takes a while to cook, but it requires little energy from you. The oven will slow roast all those beautiful flavors for hours while the meat tenderizes and becomes melt-in- your-mouth good. Grab your favorite toppings and some tortillas for a more gourmet spin on taco night!

Stockpiling MomsCrockpot Cranberry Orange Chicken

Crockpot-Cranberry-Orange-ChickenThe slow cooking in the crock pot makes this chicken tender and juicy, and gives the tart and sweet flavors of the cranberries and oranges time to blend and really infuse the chicken. So tasty and easy – definitely one to file away for an easy weeknight meal. Serve it up with some white rice or roasted potatoes with warm spices such as cumin, nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon with chopped rosemary.

Tastes Good2Asian Chicken Salad with Orange Vinegarette

Orange Chicken Salad with Orange VinegaretteLove the Asian flavors in this fresh, salty and citrusy salad. Great summer dish that will also fill you up. Easy to make a head of time too.

NL Rock RecipesChocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange CheesecakeNothing sounds more decadent than an orange and chocolate cheesecake! I am just imaging how the silky cream cheesecake tastes with the orange and chocolate moist cake. Yummy!! This recipe is not as easy as most but will be worth the work.

Hummingbird HighOrange Sugar Danish Pastries

Orange Sugar Danish PastriesThis is a bonus recipes because it looks so good! A wonderful little treat that will be perfect to serve at your next brunch or as a great summery treat after a good old BBQ in the backyard. These are also very easy to make – they just takes a little work making them in that pretty roll. Believe me, they are easier than you think. I made them over the weekend and my husband and daughter ended up finishing them off by the end the of the day.

Now that I’ve inspired you with these amazing recipes, get your oranges, save 20% and get cooking!

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