14 Favorite Vegan Recipes Made with Oranges
Orange is the New Green ?A collection of 14 favorite vegan recipes celebrating the gorgeous goodness of fresh ripe oranges!
We love having citrus trees in our yard. My husband John and I use lemons and limes almost daily and it’s just so nice being able to pick them fresh off the branch. This year, one of our trees gifted us with the most beautiful abundance of juicy sweet oranges.
I was inspired to create or find new recipes centered around this amazing fruit. My goal was to celebrate the fabulous flavor of fresh oranges & the healthful immunity-boosting nutrients in our meals!
what are the benefits of eating oranges?
I know that oranges are a wonderful source of vitamin C, but I was curious about their other nutritional qualities. No surprise here – not only are they delicious, they’re super nutritious! According to this article, in addition to vitamin C, oranges are high in fiber, as well as:
Another article I read discussed many of the health benefits of eating oranges, including:
- Healthy immune system
- Prevents skin damage
- Keeps blood pressure under check
- Lowers cholesterol
- Controls blood sugar level
- Lowers the risk of cancer
- Alkalizes the body
- Good eye health
It was an adventure exploring so many new ways to enjoy oranges. I made a variety of savory, sweet, and sour orange-infused dishes. Entrees, appetizers, sides dishes, dressings, desserts, beverages . . . even butter!
I began my orange odyssey by making a variety of citrusy vinegars & extracts.
By adding fresh orange, tangerine, lemon and lime peels into bottles filled with white vinegar or vodka (for extracts of course!) I ended up with the most colorful & flavorful citrus-infused ingredients to use in my cooking and baking.
I decided to ask a few other vegan food & recipe bloggers about their favorite orange & citrus-centric recipes. Wait till you see their mouth-watering creations! Each recipe offers its own unique orange ‘twist’, by showcasing the fresh flavor and vibrant colors of this beloved citrus fruit. They’re so inspiring, I don’t think I could pick a favorite . . . I love them all!
Happy cooking! May you find each of these orange-inspired vegan recipes as exciting as I do!?
Orange you glad you saw these recipes?! ?
Do you have a favorite orange or citrus-centric vegan recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Leave your comments below. Thanks a bunch! ?