The bright flavor of citrus will instantly elevate any meal you choose to add it to! New to cooking with citrus? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 15 citrus-y recipes on our Food Monster App, and find your new favorite flavor!
1. Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks
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Since cauliflower steaks essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Natalie Yonan, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!
2.Blood Orange Tofu Curry
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This Blood Orange Tofu Curry from Lorna is a creative way to use your citrus peels and an easy meal to whip up quickly. The curry is rich, creamy, and has just the right amount of spice and the perfume from the orange peel make this a really special treat.
3. Ginger Citrus Tofu Salad With Buckwheat Soba Noodles
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This Ginger Citrus Tofu Salad With Buckwheat Soba Noodles from Selva Wohlgemuth is a calcium rich, Asian inspired salad, great for lunch, dinner, or even as a snack. Each serving offers 31% of your daily recommended calcium, and is full of great plant protein, fiber, and a host of vitamins and minerals. If you sit outside in the sun you will also get your vitamin D!
4. Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks
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These delectable Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks from Danya Dhanak are bursting with flavor, simple to prepare, and make the perfect addition to almost any dish you care to serve them with. The tofu is marinated in a simple mint, lemon, and black salt dressing and then fried to perfection in a cast iron skillet to give the steaks a crispy outside while the inside remains tender.
5. Breakfast Bowl With Oats, Pistachios, and Grapefruit
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Treat yourself to this delightful breakfast bowl of warm oatmeal, crunchy pistachios, and tart, citrus-y grapefruit with a sweet, creamy maple-tahini drizzle! You get a boost of protein from the pistachios, plus the hemp and chia seeds that are added as the oatmeal simmers. This Breakfast Bowl With Oats, Pistachios, and Grapefruit from Steph McKercher will provide you with the long-lasting energy that you need to start your day.
6. Chili-Lime Cauliflower Bowls
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If cauliflower isn’t already a staple in your diet, you’re missing out! Try something new and flavorful with these Chili-Lime Cauliflower Bowls from Vegan Reset by Kim-Julie Hansen . Whip them up for a nourishing dinner, and make sure to save some for leftover lunches the next day.
7. Stir-Fried Tempeh With Orange Sauce
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The stir-fry skillet is a place to get creative. Pick a protein and your favorite vegetables; practically any combo you can dream up will work if you cook each component properly. A full-bodied sweet-and-sour sauce made with orange juice tamed the tempeh and contributed just enough sweetness. Sliced scallions gave our stir-fry a mild bite. Serve this Stir-Fried Tempeh With Orange Sauce from Nutritious Delicious with brown rice and toasted sesame seeds.
8. Nutty Citrus Carrot Salad
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9. Spicy Broccoli Pasta With Lemon Breadcrumb
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This roasted, dairy-free, low caloric, Spicy Broccoli Pasta With Lemon Breadcrumb from Nancy Montuori is a quick and easy dish the entire family will love. How easy? Well, all you need to do is roast your broccoli and seasoning for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook your pasta and combine your flavor bomb ingredients. That’s it. Simple and straightforward!
10. Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas
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This unique Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas from Medha Swaminathan combines a farro base with fresh radishes and cilantro, as well as grapefruit-roasted chickpeas and a grapefruit vinaigrette! Besides being the prettiest color, grapefruits add a lot of versatility to any dish. Not only are they great in desserts, but they also work so well in savory dishes. This grapefruit grain salad incorporates fresh grapefruit in the dressing, a simple citrusy vinaigrette made with only three ingredients.
11. Mango Lime Cabbage Tacos
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These Mango Lime Cabbage Tacos from Nikki and Zuzana are a fresh, no-cook, nutrient-dense version of veggie tacos with mango lime sauce. You’ll love the way the refreshing filling combines with the creamy sauce to create delicious flavors and a satisfying meal!
12. Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup
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This Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup from Philipp Ertl is perfect for a light, healthy summer lunch! Not only is it super easy to make, it’s also low in carbs, but surprisingly filling. Also great for when you want to be good after a long weekend or get into shape before your holidays. And the best thing is it only takes about 5 minutes to make in a blender.
13. Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews
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Zippy and fresh with a hint of crunch, this perfectly balanced plant-based Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews from Amy Height is packed with protein and fiber. You’ll love it!
14. Lemon Basil Creamy Pasta Sauce
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This Lemon Basil Creamy Pasta Sauce from Robin Runner is so easy to make plus the creamy texture comes from cashews, soaked, versus heavy cream. The sauce has a lovely cheese-based flavor thanks to the nutritional yeast, tartness from the fresh lemon juice with a tangy flavor from the Dijon. This sauce can be prepared ahead of time to save time and just topped on your freshly cooked pasta.
15. Grapefruit Cardamom Oatmeal
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Even if you think grapefruit is too bitter, something happens when you combine it with oats. It just works. The result is refreshing, zingy, and pleasantly sweet. Check it out with this Grapefruit Cardamom Oatmeal from Lauren Smith!
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