Citrus Recipes for the Grayest of Days

Oranges, lemons and grapefruits and their bright, sharp tastes are perfect to drive away the end-of-winter grays—that blah feeling from too many stews and soups and pasta dishes.

Enjoy! And please let us know your favorite end-of-winter, not-quite-spring dishes.

Carnitas—Citrusy, smokey pork is a perfect Mexican dinner (and you can make it in your slow cooker)!

Warming Winter Dish: One Skillet Chicken Piccata—A bright, lemony sauce and only one pan to clean.

Mesquite Skirt Steak with Salpicon Salad—This summer grill recipe, can work in the winter, you’ll just have to use the broiler or a grill pan—no smoke flavor, but still a nice zing from the lime juice.

Fish Tacos (a.k.a. California Tacos)—Could not be easier or more kid friendly (and moms will like that they’re pretty low in calories).

Seared Salmon with Soy-Honey-Lime Sauce—Easy and delicious dish that’s ready in literally 10 minutes.

Sunshine Salad—Super healthy, low calorie and not a woody tomato in sight.

Mango Salsa—Brightens up any meal with mango and lime juice.

Grilled Angel Food Cake—Such an easy dessert, since it uses a jar of lemon curd.

Apple-Cranberry Crisp with Lime and Ginger—Wake up your dessert with crunch and the tart/sweet mix of lime with ginger.