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10 Delicious Must-Have Citrus Recipes


Mmm. . . citrus.  Who doesn’t love the fresh taste and beautiful colours of citrus fruits?  Here are 10 of my favourite recipes that use limes, oranges, grapefruits, or lemons.  Let me know your favourite one!

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Life is Short, Eat Dessert First!

Coconut Cupcakes with Citrus Icing

No hot holiday?  No problem.  Bring the flavours of the tropics to you.  This recipe comes together quickly and is sure to impress the next time you need to bring dessert.


lemon cake with candied citrus and lemon buttercream

Lemon Cake with Buttercream Icing and Candied Citrus

The perfect layer cake for a birthday party.  Candied citrus comes together in 15 minutes (not including drying time) and makes your guests think you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen.

Refreshing & Healthy Citrus Drinks

This refreshing and cooling smoothy from Teacups and Things.  Super healthy and filling too!


Are your citrus fruits starting to look tired?  Juice them up and make your mornings a bit brighter with Sunny Morning Citrus Juice.

Cucumber Lemon Detox Water over at Allie Nichelle is the perfect way to get your 8 glasses a day.  I find adding a little something to my water makes it more interesting.

Feeling sick?  This four ingredient Hot Toddy is a miracle worker!  It soothed my cough when I was sick but still had to teach voice lessons anyway.

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Satisfying Salads

Use the leftover citrus syrup from your candied citrus and use it in this easy dressing.  It goes wonderfully over citrus salad.

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette from Doctor Anni is the perfect salad when you need something light, delicious, and healthy.

Don’t Forget Breakfast!

Still have some of that leftover citrus syrup?   It works wonderfully over Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes.  Yum! Serve with a side of grapefruit or oranges and a bit of protein for a complete breakfast.

There are so many awesome things you can make with citrus.  Which recipe will you try first?


Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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