One of the best parts about winter is all of the new seasonal produce, like pomegranates, kale, sweet potatoes, squash, and citrus. Quite unknown among the citrus family is the blood orange. Don’t freak out – no blood was involved in the making of this orange. While they are orange on the outside, it is their trademark, ruby red flesh that gives them the name.
Often times people refer to the taste as orange with a slight hint of berry, but it is hard to put a finger on exactly what makes this type of orange so gosh darn tasty. If you’ve never tried a blood orange before, get your hands on one while they are in season from December to May, and I guarantee you will come running to this list of mouth-watering ways to use them:
You can never go wrong by starting your day off with pancakes, especially when they involve blood orange, strawberry, and ricotta.
It’s just as nutritious as it is beautiful.
Dunkin’ ain’t got nothing on these babies.
Don’t question the cheese and blood orange combination. It’ll blow your mind.
Chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven. Chocolate and blood orange? Even better.
A recipe you can easily cozy up to on a chilly day.
Delicious and classy. What more could you ask for?
This citrusy dressing is an easy, go-to way to jazz up any salad.
Almost everything tastes better in the form of ice cream (and it’s a major bonus that you won’t even need an ice cream machine).
You’ll question why you haven’t been eating this glaze on salmon your entire life.
If anything, you won’t turn down trying blood orange if it is mixed with alcohol.
Roasted veggies, goat cheese, and blood oranges are the makings of a perfect winter salad.
A yummy twist on a typical lemon ricotta cookie that even your Italian grandmother will approve of.
This recipe takes harissa, a spicy condiment found in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, to a whole new level.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself using the fact that they are small as justification to eat an entire muffin tin worth.