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19 Colourful Orange, Grapefruit and Lemon Recipes

Sunshine yellow, lime green, hot pink—citrus season brings a blast of summer colour to our kitchen in the middle of winter, and we couldn't be happier it's finally here.
19 Colourful Orange, Grapefruit and Lemon Recipes

Photo, Erik Putz.

When life gives you lemons (and other gorgeous citrus), head to the kitchen!

Right now tart citrus is at its zenith. Everywhere you look there are cara cara or blood oranges, juicy lemons, grapefruit, tart green limes and more in abundance. Take advantage of this cheerful cornucopia of fruit before it's gone with these sunshine-filled lemon recipes and more.

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Lemon meringue trifle

Looking for a great make-ahead desert? This lemon meringue trifle recipe improves over time as the ladyfingers soak in the limoncello and lemon juice. Get our lemon meringue trifle recipe.

Lemon meringue trifle recipePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Lemon squares

Back away from the store-bought treats—they’ve got nothing on these homemade lemon squares, which pair a sweet-crispy base with a jiggly, sugar-dusted citrus custard. Get the recipe for lemon squares.

Lemon recipes: Homemade lemon squaresPhoto, Erik Putz.


Orange-drizzled sweet potato cake

Make your own candied clementines to give this orange-hued loaf cake a little extra sparkle. Get our orange-drizzled sweet potato cake recipe.

Orange drizzled sweet potato cakePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Sheet pan orange chicken with sweet potato

Few things top a one-sheet weeknight dinner, and this one involves baked veggies paired with sweet and tangy chicken. Get our sheet pan orange chicken with sweet potato recipe.

19 Colourful Orange, Grapefruit and Lemon RecipesPhoto, Erik Putz.

Grapefruit olive oil cake

If you only make one recipe from this collection, this cake is our pick. The juicy grapefruit and soft, glazed cake are a heavenly match. Get the recipe for grapefruit olive oil cake.

grapefruit olive oil cakePhoto, Andrew Grinton.


Instant Pot Meyer lemon marmalade

A sweet and bright way to accent your morning toast. Kitchen tip: To make it extra-decadent, spread toast with mascarpone or cream cheese, then add a dollop of marmalade. Get the recipe for our Instant Pot Meyer lemon marmalade.

lemon marmalade on crostiniPhoto, Ashley Capp.

Roasted fennel with orange dressing

Make use of an entire piece of fennel (fronds included) with this flavourful side dish or salad. Get our roasted fennel with orange dressing recipe.

Roasted fennel with orange dressing on white platePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Colourburst citrus chicken salad

Orange slices, beets and radishes give this salad a zesty kick. Get our colourburst citrus chicken salad recipe

Salad with avocado, sliced chicken and oranges on a pink plate in front of a purple background.(Recipes by Irene Ngo; Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Sun Ngo and Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Erik Putz and Christie Vuong; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)


Roast pork belly with clementine and star anise

Basted every 30 minutes with savoury citrus-and-spice pan sauce, this pork roast is an dinner party superstar. Get the recipe for roast pork belly with clementine and star anise.

roast port belly with clementine and star anisePhoto, Andrew Grinton.

Thai citrus salad

Loaded with grapefruit and pomelo, citrus salad is a perfect breakfast side or a light and healthy lunch. Get the recipe for Thai citrus salad.

Thai citrus saladPhoto, Andrew Grinton.

Lemon meringue pie

Tested until we had the perfect crust, filling and golden-tipped meringue, this pie is worth the extra time it takes to put together. (Tip: Making the pie without the meringue the day before allows the filling to cool completely, and will get you the best results when adding the meringue.) Get the recipe for lemon meringue pie.

lemon meringue pie with a slice missingPhoto, Roberto Caruso.


Classic lemon loaf

This delightful loaf is one our most popular recipes, ever. (Maybe it’s the thin and extra-zesty layer of lemon glaze?) Get the recipe for classic lemon loaf.

How to make lemon loaf: Sliced up lemon loaf with glaze overtopPhoto, Erik Putz.

Chinese-style lemon chicken

Forget takeout—try making lemon chicken at home. These crispy bits of chicken coated in zesty sauce are irresistible. Get the recipe for Chinese-style lemon chicken.

Chinese Lemon ChickenPhoto, Erik Putz.

Easy lemon pasta

Lemon, garlic, parsley, chili flakes and freshly grated pecorino make up most of the ingredients needed to make this ultra-simple plate of pasta. Get the recipe for easy lemon pasta.

Easy Lemon Pasta recipe with herbs and cheese on a flat white platePhoto, Erik Putz.


Lemon pudding cake

Fluffy cake sits atop a surprise layer of citrus-y pudding in this comforting winter dessert. Get the recipe for lemon pudding cake.

A square pan full of lemon pudding with one corner spooned outPhoto, Erik Putz.

Orange soy-braised chicken thighs

Cooked in a sweet and salty sauce, these zesty braised chicken thighs are best served over rice. Get the recipe for orange soy-braised chicken thighs.

Learn how to braise meat: orange soy-braised chicken thighs on white platterPhoto, Andrew Grinton.

Creamy coconut steel-cut oats with blood orange compote

Topped with a honey-orange compote, these hearty oats are a great way to start the day. Get the recipe for creamy coconut steel-cut oats with blood orange compote.

creamy coconut steel-cut oats with blood orange compotePhoto, Andrew Grinton.


Orange chaat masala

Spice up your citrus tonight. This blend, plus thinly sliced red onions, takes the bright fruit into savoury sides territory, seamlessly. Get the recipe for orange chaat masala.

Orange chaat masalaPhoto, Andrew Grinton.

Homemade Limoncello

Get the recipe for homemade limoncello.

Homemade LimoncelloPhoto, Erik Putz.

How to make a classic lemon loaf


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