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30 of the Best Orange Recipes

Today we’re talking all things orange and I’m sharing this list of 30 of the Best Orange Recipes. This is the second in my series on citrus fruit. If you love lemon (and you should) you’ll want to check out 30 of the Best Lemon Recipes too.

Orange is my all time favorite fruit. It’s so sweet and juicy that it’s perfection on it’s own. You can’t say that about everything. Sometimes blueberries aren’t sweet enough. While I’m a big fan of cooking with lemon and lime you wouldn’t exactly want to take a bite of them. Strawberries, as yummy as they are, go bad quickly so we have to rush to devour them before they start to get too soft in the fridge. But an orange never lets you down. It’s juicy and bursting with sweetness. It’s stays fresh forever (slight exaggeration). It’s so versatile you can add it to just about anything. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, drinks… you can’t go wrong.

I hope this collection inspires you to try something yummy, new, and very orange. Like something? Just click the image to be directed to the recipe.

1. 15 Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken

This stunning dinner can be yours in only 15 minutes. It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and salty. I’m fantasizing about this over coconut rice or veggies. Yum!

15 Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken by A Fork's Tale

2. Sticky Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts

I’ll take one of these with my morning coffee please. Then another. Heck, probably three.

Sticky Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts by A Virtual Vegan

3. Winter Sweet Citrus Salad

This salad is beautiful no matter the time of year. It includes a honey champagne vinaigrette, oranges, grapefruit, pomegranate, and pistachios. What’s not to love?

Winter Sweet Citrus Salad by Home and Plate

4. Orange Upside Down Cake

An orange version of a pineapple upside down cake? Brilliant. Dripping with caramel sauce? Amazing. This baby might be the cake of my dreams.

Orange Upside Down Cake by Happy and Harried

5. Orange Cumin Roasted Chicken

Butter, garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes, oranges, OH MY. This flavorful dish has my vote. It’s a feast of flavors that is sure to win over everyone at dinner.

Orange Cumin Roast Chicken by Cooking Maniac

6. Healthy Creamsicles

Popsicles are always a great idea because they’re so easy to make and the sky is the limit for what flavor combinations you use. This version is essentially a delicious orange frozen yogurt on a stick. You can’t go wrong with that.

Healthy Creamsicles by My Kitchen Love

7. Orange Salmon with Dill and Orange Rice

This flavorful fish is paired with a white wine cream sauce that I could never say no to. Did I mention the rice prepared with a little orange juice and zest? And everyone knows dill is seafood’s best friend. Get in my belly.

Orange Salmon with Dill and Orange Rice by Where is My Spoon

8. Orange Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Orange + Chocolate. Yes. Yes. All the yes. Guests will definitely be wowed by this beautiful dessert.

Orange Chocolate Chiffon Cake by The Novice Housewife

9. Blood Orange Margaritas

Margarita mixes make me cringe so naturally I got excited about this homemade blood orange version. You can’t beat the vibrant color! The splash of carbonated water sounds like a great way to make it extra special.

Blood Orange Margarita by The Rising Spoon

10. Orange Marshmallows

What a fun way to introduce a little citrus! You could gobble them on their own or add them to dessert recipes and drinks.

Orange Marshmallows by The Missing Lokness

11. Citrus Orange Lemon Bars

Traditional lemon bars are a classic dessert. I grew up eager to find them at church potlucks and bake sales. I can’t imagine a better way to improve an already tasty treat than with orange!

Citrus Orange Lemon Bars by Buy This Cook That

12. Citrus Caprese Salad

I adore a caprese salad and this is such a fun spin on the traditional version. Here the star is the citrus and it’s beautifully paired with basil and mozzarella.

Citrus Caprese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette by The View from Great Island

13. Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Orange Coconut Cream

A local restaurant here serves the most incredible stuffed dates. They’re savory and stuffed with cheese. One day I’m going to recreate those bad boys. In the meantime I am totally drooling over these sweet dates. How decadent does orange coconut cream sound? I’ll answer for you. Very.

Dark Chocolate Covered Dates by Vegetarian Gastronomy

14. 3 Minute Mediterranean Orange Salad

Often the very best things are the simplest, aren’t they? This salad demonstrates that truth. It includes very few ingredients and each one shines. A stunning blend of sweet and savory.

3 Minute Mediterranean Orange Salad by Easy Cooking with Molly

15. Orange Cardamom Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream

When I think of orange I think of the bright sweet taste but this recipe is taking orange to the dark side. In a really good way. So creamy and yummy.

Orange Cardamom Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream by Chews and Brews

16. Roasted Chicken with All Spice and Citrus

Sheet pan meals are the best because everything goes in the oven together and comes out completely transformed and caramelized. Roasted and caramelized wins the day everyday with me.

Roasted Chicken with Allspice and Citrus by The View from Great Island

17. Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad

This is not your average salmon. No, this salmon is poached in orange juice and champagne. Say what? Oh yes she  did and I am completely on board with it.

Mimosa Poached Salmon by Byte Sized Nutrition

18. Orange Marmalade Chicken

This simple chicken dish requires only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. I know we can all appreciate that! Plus this sweet glaze just screams summer to me. Also I’m pretty sure it’s screaming at me to eat it. And I will.

Orange Marmalade Chicken by Yummy Addiction

19. Orange Basil Sherbet

Is there anything basil can’t do? I don’t think so.

Orange Basil Sherbet by I Just Make Sandwiches

20. Orange Salsa

This sweet colorful salsa would be incredible on seafood or tacos. She recommends a shredded lamb taco recipe (also available on her website) and it looks like a major upgrade from more traditional tacos. Delicious!

Orange Salsa by Little Figgy Food

21. Polenta Orange Cake

This soft polenta cake is soaked in a homemade orange syrup. Yes please. Let’s all agree to just put orange syrup on everything, okay?

Polenta Orange Cake by Where Is My Spoon

22. Dried Fig & Blood Orange Tart

Fig and orange is such a surprising combo to me and I 100% approve. This tart is simply gorgeous!

Dried Fig & Blood Orange Tart by Use Your Noodles

23. Orange Blueberry Buttermilk Cupcakes

I prefer cupcakes that aren’t slathered with frosting so these lovelies are speaking my language.

Orange Blueberry Buttermilk Cupcakes by The Organic Kitchen

24. Orange Julius Popsicles

Talk about a tropical treat! Coconut milk, orange, and banana. I feel like I’m transported to a beach already!

Orange Julius Popsicles by Vegetarian Gastronomy

25. Blood Orange Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Blood orange has to be one of the prettiest fruits (with the most unfortunate name). I love that this salad really lets it shine and how it’s paired with avocado. The balsamic vinegar perfectly balances it all out.

Blood Orange Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing by Lauren Caris Cooks

26. Iced Orange Ginger Green Tea

My sister drinks cold green tea sweetened with a little juice every morning. I know she’d be a big fan of this citrus and ginger version.

Iced Orange Ginger Green Tea by The Harvest Kitchen

27. Honey Tangerine Fizz

Now if you’re looking for a drink with alcohol (hello, vacation!) this has my vote for a summer cocktail.

Honey Tangerine Fizz by The Missing Lokness

28. Easy Citrus Salts

Salt and orange zest (or any citrus) can liven up every dish. These citrus salts are good for almost a year so you can store them in jars until you’re ready to use them!

Easy Citrus Salts by Platings and Pairings

29. Eggless Orange Blueberry Cornbread

This bread proves that cornbread doesn’t have to be savory. I wouldn’t mind to waking up to a loaf of this in the morning. Yes, I said loaf and not slice. Because let’s be real.

Eggless Orange Blueberry Cornbread by Mommy's Home Cooking

30. Grilled Orange Chicken

This orange chicken is completely good for you and Whole 30 too! It has a mild citrus flavor you’ll love. Serve with veggies or over a beautiful salad for a guilt-free meal.

Orange Grilled Chicken FEATURE

Don’t forget to check out the first in this citrus series, 30 of the Best Lemon Recipes! You’ll find lots of lemon inspiration there.

30 of the Best Lemon Recipes FEATURE









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  1. Ann says:

    This is truly a gorgeous roundup! Is it weird that oranges make me smile?

    1. Christina says:

      I totally feel the same! And your chicken had me salivating. Looks and sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Julie Hood says:

    What a fun idea for a series, with the lemon post and now the orange one!! And I love that these are all different types of recipes–drinks, dinner, etc.

    Also, LOVE the new header and color scheme! Looks so so so good!

    1. Christina says:

      Aww thank you, Julie! The lime round up goes live Monday to wrap up the series! It’s been so fun to work on these!!

  3. Erin says:

    These all look so delicious! I’ve never thought to put orange in a lemon bar – I can imagine it would amp the flavour profile right up!


  4. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry says:

    Such a fantastic roundup. You don’t often seen orange recipes around, so bookmarking this for sure

  5. Kim @ Three Olives Branch says:

    Citrus is one of my favorite things to cook with, there are so many great ideas here! Yum!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oranges are such a wonderfully versatile ingredient, aren’t they. What a gorgeous collection of recipes!

  7. Dahn says:

    Wow, great roundup of recipes, I love oranges, such a perfect food. They come in their own little package (the skin) and even that skin is useable!!

  8. Molly Kumar says:

    What a fabulous roundup of recipes using orange. I’m pinning and trying them this season.