No-Cook Citrus Recipes to Brighten Winter

By: Mandy Kellogg Rye, Waiting on Martha

Crisp, refreshing, and always vibrant, citrus is one of the healthiest and easiest foods to incorporate into recipes. Let Caldrea’s Mandarin Vetiver fragrance inspire your dishes, and give your day a splash of vim and vigor. Citrus brightens up those last grey, winter days and provides a much needed preview of the first signs of spring. Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, these quick and easy, no-cook citrus recipes will fast become new favorites.

Combining a variety of seasonal citrus, this salad sprinkled with pomegranate seeds is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Its bright and bold colors are quite the showstopper, too. (Just don’t let guests know just how easy this dish is to prepare!)

Citrus Salad

4 Mandarin Oranges
2 Oranges
2 Grapefruit
2 Blood Oranges
1/4 cup pomegranate seed

  1. Slice fruit and lay each slice on cutting board.  Cut edges off each slice with a sharp knife.
  2. Lay and stack fruit on a serving platter, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. 

Put a fresh spin on traditional orange juice by combining sweet and tart blood oranges with strawberries to create a refreshing morning pick me up. A hybrid of the pomelo and tangerine, blood oranges are red in color and can be more difficult to find than traditional oranges. But they are always worth the hunt!

Blood Orange & Strawberry Juice

4-6 oranges
1 pint strawberries

 Juice fruit and mix to combine.

With fresh-squeezed mandarin orange juice, olive oil, dijon mustard and a pinch of sugar, this Mandarin Citrus Dressing is the perfect accompaniment to a simple salad, and can be used as a marinade for chicken or seafood.      

 Mandarin Citrus Dressing

4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup mandarin orange juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 pinch of sugar

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine.