8 healthy ways to eat citrus fruit
Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants. Try these delicious ideas to add them to your diet
Zesty pasta side dish
Combine the juice and zest from a lemon with olive oil, toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley. Pour over hot cooked linguine and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper.
Top a mix of arugula and baby spinach with slices of peeled pink or ruby grapefruit, avocado, and smoked salmon or cooked shrimp. Top with a grapefruit juice and olive oil dressing.
Cut citrus fruit peels into long strips. Simmer in a mixture of sugar and water until tender. Cool. Chop the peel and mix into batter for scones, a raisin loaf or muffins. Or dip the strips in melted dark chocolate.
In clear glasses, layer fruit salad made with grapefruit, clementines and blood oranges with Greek-style yogurt and your favourite granola. Top with chopped hazelnuts.
Add some clementine juice to a pot of apple cider. Toss in orange and lemon slices, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Simmer about 30 minutes; strain and enjoy.
Easy supper soup
Bring three cups (750 mL) of vegetable stock to a boil. Add two handfuls orzo pasta and a handful shredded chicken. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked. Stir in the juice of one lime, a handful chopped basil and two handfuls baby spinach.