Bringing the Zing to Spring | Citrus Recipes to Joy

I love everything about citrus: the flavors, the smells, its appearance – you name it! It is my favorite fruit group. There is so much diversity with citrus fruits and I love the flavors they can bring out in accompanied foods. As someone who doesn’t think you could go wrong with citrus of any kind, I thought I would come up with a quick and short list of some great citrus recipes for you to try this spring.  

Appetizers – I find appetizers that have citrus are especially fresh tasting and great for the spring. Here are some great ones to try:

This is a great olive appetizer:

I love this adorable appetizer that could also double as a healthy dessert option:

I love this beautiful citrus salad:

This twist on a regular artichoke dip is sure to be a hit:

I love this light and tasty salad:

Here’s a great crostini:

Entrees – Main dishes often call for citrus to bring out flavors or to cut the fat. Here are some dishes to try.

I am not a huge fan of salmon, but this is the only way I have been able to enjoy it:

I love this twist on a load potato!

This one-pan dish with a Cuban flair is fantastic:

Here’s a great paleo recipe:

This is another great healthy citrus recipe:

Another great fish recipe:

Side Dishes – These dishes are great accompaniments to many entrees. With their citrus flavors, it’s a great way to lighten a meal.

This is a great side dish for most meats:

I love a good risotto:

This is a great green side dish:

Here’s a great healthy side dish:

My family loves a good citrus coleslaw:

Cocktails – I love a citrus cocktail especially on the beach! These are great and fun flavors that many will enjoy.

I love that this drink is both delicious and beautiful:

I LIVE for a good spicy paloma during this warmer time of year:

Here’s a great sangria:

This is a great twist on a French 75:

I love this ginger beer punch:

Mocktails – Who doesn’t love enjoying a fun drink once in a while. It doesn’t have to be alcoholic – in fact, non-alcoholic drinks allow for more to enjoy. Here are some great ones to share with all of your guests.  

This spritzer is so refreshing during the spring months:

This is a great punch for a party:

I love this sweet mocktail!

Desserts – These delicious desserts are sure to please. Not only are they tasty, but they look so beautiful as well.

This lemon ricotta tart looks totally amazing!

Who doesn’t love a little bit of candy!

These grapefruit curd tarts are stunning:

I love this beautiful citrus cake:

This orange poppy seed cake it so delicious and perfect for anytime of the year:

I love crinkle cookies and this recipe gives it a great twist.

I have tagged this recipe in another post and I liked it so much so i decided to do this one again!

Not only does citrus look beautiful and present outstanding aromas – but it is also so delicious! I hope you check out these great recipes and add them to your regular list. I look forward to adding them to mine – especially when I am entertaining.

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor ciao_laurencop_sig-01of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

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