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Here are the best blood orange recipes to make with this brilliantly colored citrus fruit! It’s mighty special when it’s in season.

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When blood oranges are in season: run, don’t walk, to grab as many as you can! This unique citrus looks like a regular orange on the outside. But when you cut into it, you’re in for a surprise. The inside is brilliant bright red fading into orange, a bit like a fiery rainbow. The flavor is sweeter than the typical orange, with subtle floral and raspberry notes.

Here are all the best blood orange recipes to make when the season hits! This citrus fruit is fantastic in citrus salads and cakes, and incredible in drinks like these Blood Orange Cocktails. A blood orange margarita is one of life’s great pleasures. Ready to get juicing?

And now…the best blood orange recipes to try!

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Citrus salad

Blood Orange Recipes: Citrus Salad & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


  • 4 small blood oranges
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 small grapefruit
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Finely crushed pistachios (optional), for garnish


  1. Cut off the peel of the grapefruit and oranges: slice off the ends, then angle your knife and follow the curve to remove the peels (follow Steps 1 & 2 of How to Cut an Orange). Slice the citrus into rings.
  2. Thinly slice the shallot into thin rings.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and 1 pinch kosher salt. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until creamy.
  4. Arrange the citrus and shallots on a platter or serving plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Top with torn mint leaves and fresh ground pepper. If desired, top with finely crushed pistachios.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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