16 Amazing Citrus Recipes

16 Amazing Citrus Recipes

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer

Citrus fruits satisfy a deep longing within my soul.

Okay, that might have been a tad dramatic. But there’s something about citrus fruits – oranges, grapefruits, even lemons. They just taste wonderful to me.

I went to college in frigid western Pennsylvania, where fresh fruits seemed a rarity in the cafeteria line. For four years straight, I would literally eat an orange after lunch and dinner. Not the most balanced eating, but it sure tasted good to me! Juicy, tart, sweet … aren’t you craving an orange now?

I tend to think of citrus as winter fruit, but actually, they can be just delicious right about now, in springtime.

Perfect as springtime snack or kids’ picnic lunch, many citrus fruits stand alone as a healthy snack. 

But there are more creative uses, too. Here are a few unique ways to prepare and eat citrus fruits:

Luscious Lemon Bars

16 Amazing Citrus Recipes

 Does your family enjoy citrus fruit? Share your favorite way to prepare them!


About Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt is a former middle-school teacher who lives in beautiful North Carolina. You can find her at www.smarttereachday.com where she enjoys poking fun at the everyday challenges of motherhood, sharing delicious allergy-free recipes, and rejoicing that God still loves her no matter what phobia she has recently developed. She is blessed beyond belief with two Smartt little boys and a husband who can fix anything.

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  1. Thank you so much for linking up to my site Jessica! Such a wonderful round-up of recipes!

  2. Well, I’ve definitely pinned this to refer back to again and again. I absolutely adore lemon! So thank you for sharing so many great recipes! And thank you for the shout out on my lemon bars. You are such a blessing! :)