28 Citrus Recipes for Spring!


The ULTIMATE round up of citrus recipes! Cookies, cakes, pasta, salads, cheesecake and SO much more! Recipes with oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and lime for winter and spring!

We are officially 5 days into Spring!  Has the weather gotten the memo where you live?  We’ve had many beautiful days here recently, and by the end of this week temperatures are supposed to reach 85 degrees!  I can hardly believe it.  While California weather is awesome, it’s not typically this warm for so many days in March.  I’m definitely not complaining one bit!

If it’s snowing or freezing cold where you live, please don’t hate me.  I’m sending you some sunshine in the form of these 28 bright citrus recipes!

Spring makes me think of sunshine, short sleeves, morning walks, and afternoons at the park.  And lemons!  It doesn’t feel like Spring to me until I’ve done some baking with lemons.  Citrus fruits are at their peak from Winter through early Spring, and I love the bright, fresh flavor that they add to both sweet and savory dishes.

Today I’ve rounded up 28 citrus recipes for Spring from some of my favorite blogs.  The list includes recipes using lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, and even tangerines.  We’ll start with the salads and main dishes, and then move on to my favorites – the sweets!  If you make it all the way to the bottom of the list, you’ll even be rewarded with a few fun beverages!  😉

Salads and Main Dishes with Citrus:

Roasted Orange and Beet Salad

Roasted Orange and Beet Salad by Floating Kitchen


Honey Mustard Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Mango-Citrus Salsa by Whole and Heavenly Oven

pan seared pork chops

Pan Seared Sriracha Lemon Pork Chops by Maebells


Orange Almond Salad with Avocado by Tastes Lovely


Fettuccine with Lemon Ricotta and Zucchini by Savory Nothings


Winter Citrus Salmon Salad by Bites of Bri


Florida Grapefruit Smoked Salmon Salad by Inspiration Kitchen


Paleo Honey Orange Beef Stir Fry with Sweet Potato Noodles and Kale by Food Faith Fitness

Citrus Sweets:

Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Almond Glaze by Kristine's Kitchen. This lemon cake is bursting with bright lemon flavor!

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almond Glaze by Kristine’s Kitchen


Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies by Sweet Peas and Saffron


Strawberry Lemonade Shortbread Bars by Well Plated by Erin


Blueberry Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze by Live Well Bake Often


Lemon Clementine Crinkle Cookies by  Rachel Cooks

Grapefruit Ricotta Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - SO moist, sweet, and tart!

Grapefruit Ricotta Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

lemon greek yogurt cupcakes

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Baking a Moment


Coconut Lemon Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches by She Likes Food


No-Bake Avocado Lime Parfait by Yummy Healthy Easy

lemon white chocolate cupcakes

Lemon White Chocolate Cupcakes with Ombre Roses by The Recipe Rebel


Key Lime Bars by Flavor the Moments


Orange Creamsicle Cookies by Flying on Jess Fuel


Double Chocolate Lemon Surprise Cupcakes by American Heritage Cooking


Crepes with Whipped Meyer Lemon Ricotta by Blogging over Thyme


Raspberry Lemon Chia Seed Muffins by The Pretty Bee


Tangerine Dark Chocolate Chunk Donuts by Melanie Makes

lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars by A Latte Food

Lemon Crème Brûlée Tart | Kristine's Kitchen - This tart has been one of my family's favorites for 10 years!

Lemon Crème Brûlée Tart by Kristine’s Kitchen


Orange Vanilla Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup by Crazy for Crust

And finally, a few fun drinks to wash it all down:


Honey Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade by Sally’s Baking Addiction


Spring Sangria by Eat. Drink. Love.

Which one will you try first?  Do you have a favorite citrus recipe?

The ULTIMATE round up of citrus recipes! Cookies, cakes, pasta, salads, cheesecake and SO much more! Recipes with oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and lime for winter and spring!

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