Sweet, juicy, and packed with vitamin C, oranges are a favorite fruit of adults and children.
Whether eaten alone as a snack or creatively prepared in a recipe, oranges boast a wealth of nutritious benefits. This juicy and sweet fruit provides over 100% of the daily value for vitamin C making it an immune-boosting superfood. Oranges are a good source of B vitamins like B1 and folate for proper brain development, potassium to maintain electrolyte balance, calcium for healthy teeth and bones, and over 170 antioxidants. When choosing oranges, look for ones that are smooth, firm, and heavy for the highest concentration of juice.
Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates, and Orange
Sweet oranges and dates pair well with nutty, high-protein quinoa. This meatless grain salad is a hearty and nutritious side to pork or beef and can also be eaten over fresh spinach for a satisfying lunch.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Orange and Red Onion Salsa
Tangy orange salsa pairs well with simple roasted pork. Section the orange yourself or for a faster option, look for orange sections in the produce section of your grocery store. Pair this fast, low-calorie meal with brown rice and black beans.
Orange, Date, and Nut Cake
Freshly squeezed orange juice is the secret ingredient behind this dense, moist cake. You will need three medium oranges for one cup of juice. Don't forget to zest the rind before slicing and juicing the oranges.
Spiced Orange Salad
The salad course doesn’t always need to include lettuce, so try this fresh orange salad tossed with a spiced vinaigrette of curry, cinnamon and cumin for your first course. Olives give the salad an additional meaty bite while the red onions add color and mild, sweet flavor.
Orange, Radicchio, and Oregano Salad
Bitter radicchio is a great complement to the sweetness of fresh oranges. The flavors of the two ingredients enhance each other making this an excellent salad to pair with a simple white fish or a juicy steak.
Sliced Oranges and Pears with Mint Sugar
Keep dessert simple by pairing fresh orange sections with pear slices and topping with mint leaves and a sprinkle of sugar.