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7 Juicy Blood Orange Recipes You Have To Try

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Are you as excited for blood orange season as we are? Blood oranges are always a bright & vibrant counterbalance to the dull grayness of winter, and it's no surprise that every year they find their way into our drinks, breakfasts, dinners, snacks, and more. If you're looking for a citrusy pick-me-up, just check out these awesome recipes incorporating blood orange that we've gathered from bloggers we love and our very own Key Ingredient Communities.

Blood Orange Banana Smoothie

blood orange smoothieThis beautiful pink smoothie from The Pretty Bee is an awesome way to start the day. It's a little tart, very invigorating, and packed with vitamin C and other nutrients that make it great for promoting a healthy immune system and reducing inflammation. Plus it takes just minutes to whip up.

Sourdough Sweet Rolls with Blood Orange Glaze

blood orange sweet rollsThese sweet rolls from Vintage Mixer are made with a sourdough base, mixed with nutrient-packed walnuts, flax, and chia seeds, and smothered in sweet, bright pink blood orange glaze. The result is a sweet roll with complex flavors and good nutrition that make for a great breakfast or brunch option.

Blackberry Blood Orange Salad

blackberry blood orange saladCitrus and salads go together perfectly, and this blackberry blood orange salad from Garnish & Glaze is certainly no exception. Not only is this salad a treat for the eyes, with bright red and deep purplish blues, it also has an amazing mix of flavors from tart fruits, creamy goat cheese, and nutty walnuts.

Cajun Fish Tacos With Blood Orange Slaw

tacos with blood orange slawYou've no doubt tried your tacos with fresh-squeezed lime juice, but what about juicy fresh blood orange segments? These delicious fish tacos from How Sweet Eats are full of fresh flavors of citrus, avocado, and radishes that complement the spicy cajun flavors. You won't be able to eat just one.

Blood Orange Honey Glazed Salmon

blood orange glazed salmonThe fabulous glaze on these salmon filets is a little sweet, a little tart, and a wonderful way to brighten up a winter's evening. This simple recipe comes from Spices in my DNA and is ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. It's delicious served with green veggies like asparagus or a fresh salad.

Blood Orange Mojitos

blood orange mojitosWe love the classic mojito, and this recipe is made even better with blood orange juice that also turns it bright pink. You'll love how bright citrus and fresh mint flavors are married together in this vibrant drink.

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

blood orange upside-down cakeThe classic pineapple upside-down cake is given an orangey twist with this recipe from A Feast for the Eyes. It's the perfect moist, bright, and tart cake to end your long winter day with.

Featured Bloggers

the pretty beeKelly runs The Pretty Bee with a focus on delicious recipes for folks with food allergies. She believes that it shouldn't be impossible to make easy and delicious meals, even when cooking for people with multiple food allergies. If you're frustrated by food allergies, she is the perfect resource for you.


beck vintage mixerBecky, author of Vintage Mixer, is an admirer of her granmother's generation, which she sees as a time when it was easier to sit down and enjoy a meaningful meal together, one made of simple, real ingredients. If you're looking to make meals that help you slow down and enjoy what matters in life, Vintage Mixer is the perfect blog for you.

melanie garnish and glazeMelanie is the cook and writer behind Garnish & Glaze. Her blog is her chronicle of recipes she loves and has adapted over the years. There you'll find plenty of quick & easy dinners, indulgent desserts, and set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker recipes.

jessica how sweet eatsDon't be fooled by the title, How Sweet Eats offers more than just desserts. Jessica runs this awesome blog with a love for food that is obvious in each delicious recipe she posts. She doesn't like following strict instructions, so you won't find lots of baking recipes, but you'll find plenty of other easy recipes that are easily tweaked and customized.

Molly spices in my dnaMolly is the author of Spices in My DNA where she loves to post wholesome, healthy recipes interspersed with indulgent, comforting dishes. No matter what she's making, her priority is that it tastes great, so you won't find any lackluster recipes from her.

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