Blood Orange Recipes

Add bright citrus flavor and brilliant color to cocktails, salads, and desserts with seasonal blood oranges and blood orange juice.   Blood oranges tend to be sweeter than other varieties, so they’re particularly good in drinks and desserts.

  • Blood Orange Layer Cake
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Blood Orange Layer Cake

    Blood oranges are used three ways in this dessert: syrup made with fresh juice is brushed onto the cake's layers; chopped sections are tossed with mint as a filling; and whole sections garnish the top of the cake.
  • Watercress Endive Salad with Blood Oranges and Pomegranates
    Lisa Romerein; Valerie Aikman-Smith

    Watercress Endive Salad with Blood Oranges and Pomegranates

    Assemble a beautifully composed salad for a special holiday meal with fresh watercress or arugula, Belgian endive, and seasonal blood oranges pomegranate seeds.
  • Blood Orange Martinis
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Blood Orange Martini

    Update a classic vodka martini with the addition of orange-flavored vodka, blood orange juice, and orange liqueur.
  • Blood Orange Sorbet
    Photo: Jean Allsopp; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

    Blood Orange Sorbet

    Make a refreshing and deep-colored citrus sorbet with blood orange juice, sugar and fresh lemon juice.
  • Shrimp Salad with Blood Oranges and Slivered Fennel
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Shrimp Salad with Blood Oranges and Slivered Fennel

    Use richly-hued slices of blood orange as a base for the grilled shrimp and thinly-sliced fennel to create an impressive main-dish salad.
  • Blood Orange Sangría
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Blood Orange Sangria

    This deeply-colored wine beverage is a great choice for the holidays since blood oranges are at their peak in December. But if you can’t find blood oranges, substitute navel oranges.
  • Blood Orange and Grapefruit Compote
    James Carrier

    Blood Orange and Grapefruit Compote

    Combine blood orange and ruby red grapefruit sections and flavor with fresh ginger, vanilla, and cardamom for a holiday side dish or simple fruit dessert.
  • Beet, Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Quinoa Salad
    Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

    Beet, Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Quinoa Salad

    This hearty grain salad featuring blood orange sections, beets, kumquats and avocado is brimming with rich colors, textures, and nutrients from the vitamin- and protein-packed ingredients.
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