Despite their potentially scary name, blood orange recipes are yummy.
In most cases, anything you can make with oranges, you can also make with blood oranges.
And we all know how juicy and flavorful oranges are!
Blood oranges are equally juicy and flavorful, only their juice is bright, “blood” red.
Their flavor is also tarter and tangier than that of traditional oranges with an almost berry-like taste.
These vibrantly red oranges are also full of health benefits and things that are good for you, like vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin A.
They help boost your immune system and regulate your cholesterol, and there’s even evidence to support that they may help prevent strokes.
With all that in mind, these 10 blood orange recipes might just be something you want to try!
Top 10 Recipes To Make With Blood Oranges This Season
1. Blood Orange Banana Smoothie
Like most fruit, blood oranges taste great in smoothies, especially when you mix them with bananas, Greek yogurt, honey, and cinnamon.
This particular smoothie is thick, creamy, and contains no added sugars or artificial sweeteners.
It’s sweet and tangy, and the cinnamon adds a delightful bit of spice to the mix, as well.
2. Blood Orange Salad
Even though this blood orange salad makes it look like something is bleeding on your plate, it’s actually remarkably good.
It takes about 15 minutes to pickle the onions before you make it, and then another 20 minutes or so to pull the salad together.
You’ll spend most of that time making the dressing and dressing the fennel. However, it’s really an easy process. It just takes a little time.
The salad is simple, zesty, and refreshing.
It doesn’t even require many ingredients – just onions, sugar, vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, blood oranges, fennel, and parsley.
If you can combine and assemble things, you should be all set for this one.
3. Blood Orange Crepe Suzette
If I had to sum up this blood orange crepe suzette in only two words, they would be “insanely delicious.”
However, if I had to describe it in two words, they would be “buttery” and “citrusy.”
That’s because blood oranges and butter are in just about every single aspect of this sweet, glorious dessert.
You’ll use both in the crepes and the blood orange butter.
Then you’ll use more blood orange juice when you turn the crepes into crepe suzettes, and you’ll add slices of blood oranges to the top (with raspberries, whipped cream, and sugar) when you’re finished!
In short, you’ll infuse every bite of this delightful dessert with the bright, tangy flavor of blood oranges, and there’s plenty of buttery goodness, as well.
4. Blood Orange Chocolate Muffins
When you think of a fruit that pairs well with chocolate, your mind probably goes to strawberries or maybe bananas.
But these blood orange chocolate muffins might make you think differently.
These soft, fluffy muffins are decadent and delicious, and the rich sweetness of the chocolate complements the citrusy zest of the blood oranges and the glaze spectacularly.
5. Spring Mix Salad with Feta, Blood Oranges, Mint, and Pistachios
Peeled and segmented, blood oranges make a bold and unique statement in your food. They look unlike anything else you’d typically add to a salad.
If you’re interested in pulling together a salad that tastes great and turns heads, this is the recipe you need.
The salad combines spinach, arugula, blood oranges, feta cheese, pistachios, and mint.
The vinaigrette is sweet, citrusy, and just a bit tangy, and it brings out the flavors in the salad perfectly.
6. Blood Orange Panna Cotta
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert option, you can’t beat this four-ingredient blood orange panna cotta.
You’ll take the original recipe for panna cotta – heavy cream, caster sugar, gelatin, and vanilla – and substitute blood orange juice and zest for the vanilla.
You get the same silky texture, but the flavor is bolder and tangier, and the bright crimson of the blood orange turns the panna cotta a lovely shade of peach that’s simply gorgeous.
7. Blood Orange Sorbet
Light, refreshing, and brilliantly crimson, blood orange sorbet takes only 5 minutes to whip up (though it’ll need another hour or so to freeze).
You’ll only need four ingredients to make it: blood orange juice, sugar, lemon juice, and champagne (white wine or orange liqueur work, as well).
The alcohol is entirely optional, but I love this boozy summer treat, and I think you will, too.
8. Blood Orange Curd Tart
If you’re anything like me, the word “curd” probably turns you off immediately. It’s just such an ugly word!
But this blood orange curd tart is anything but ugly. In fact, it’s stunningly beautiful.
It’s also mouth-wateringly delicious!
It features candied oranges, a rich, crumbly tart crust, and a blood orange curd filling that’s unbelievably yummy (and simple to make).
Once the tart is ready, you’ll top it with a light, creamy whipped crème fraiche and the tart and sweet candied oranges.
It makes a lovely centerpiece for any dessert or brunch table.
9. Blood Orange Yogurt Cake
If tarts aren’t your thing, but you still want a breathtakingly beautiful cake to show off your baking skills, try this recipe for blood orange yogurt cake instead.
It’s light but filling, and it’s fantastically moist and juicy.
It’s also sweet and tasty, but like lemon cake, it has a nice tangy zest to it, as well. And the blood orange icing is divine.
10. Blood Orange Galette
Because of their natural striking and vibrant color, blood oranges look amazing in galettes. And the blood orange galette tastes every bit as good as it looks.
It has a warm, buttery crust and a tangy, citrusy, blood orange filling.
The orange marmalade and a dash of nutmeg help round out the already intricate flavor — adding sweetness and spice and making everything taste nice.
It takes about 30 minutes to prepare this fruity treat and another 30 to cook it, but once you try the first flavorful bite, you’ll know it was time well spent.
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