Tasty Theme Thursday – Citrus

80 Paleo Recipes Featuring Citrus | This is so good...It’s the dead of winter here in Michigan.  Snow covers everything and wool socks, sweaters, and boots are everyday apparel.  I actually enjoy winter for many reasons, but a couple of the things I don’t care for are limited sunshine and the lack of fresh, local produce, which is abundant and delicious during Michigan springs, summers, and falls.

Fortunately, we live in a time where food can travel to me, when I can’t get it here.  Although citrus is definitely not local, it is in season during the winter and if you look, you can usually find some grown in the United States.

Today’s Tasty Theme Thursday is all about the beautiful, bright, sunny colors and flavors of in-season citrus.  We will be featuring everything from savory dishes to desserts to refreshing drinks.

Winter is the perfect time to experiment with citrus.  Adding some zest or juice can really brighten up the heavy flavors of winter foods.  Plus cutting open a lemon is like a ray of sun that you may not have seen for awhile from your February sky!

All of the recipes in this round up are Paleo and Gluten-free.  Some recipes include white rice.  Others include raw dairy, which I believe you substitute in coconut milk for if you wished.  All of these recipes sound mouth-wateringly delicious!

Creamy Meyer Lemon Gummies (Easy recipe, Paleoi, Dairy-free, SCD-legal) | This is so good...Drinks for Everyone:

  1. Hibiscus, Lemon, Honey, and Ginger Tea by Loula Natural
  2. Strawberry, Orange, and Mint Infused Water by Made to Glow
  3. Clementine Rosemary Spritzer by jarOhoney
  4. Orange and Lime Sunrise Sparkler With Ginger and Raspberry Kombucha by Recipes to Nourish
  5. Lemon-Lime Cooler by Raia’s Recipes
  6. Lemon Sage Cordial by Loula Natural

Drinks for Adults:

  1. Blood Orange and Ruby Red Grapefruit White Wine Sangria by The Rising Spoon
  2. Orange Honey Margarita by The Rising Spoon
  3. Blood Orange Margarita by The Rising Spoon
  4. Natural Hangover Remedy Juice by Thrive Primal – If you’ve had a few too many of the above!


  1. Real Food Orange Creamsicle Smoothie by Recipes to Nourish (This recipe calls for raw dairy.  If you do not include dairy in your diet, coconut milk would be a nice substitute.)
  2. Orange Burst Green Smoothie by Made to Glow
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Orange Avocado Chia Smoothie by A Harmony Healing
  4. Strawberry Mango Citrus Smoothie with Kombucha by Recipes to Nourish
  5. Orange Dream Smoothie by Back to the Book Nutrition
  6. Blood Orange, Banana, Kiwi, and Chia Seed Smoothie by The Rising Spoon  (If you don’t do hemp protein, you could certainly sub in some gelatin.)
  7. Orange Pineapple Green Smoothie by Back to the Book Nutrition
  8. Strawberry Clementine Smoothie by This Flourishing Life


  1. Lemon Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free) by Delicious Obsessions
  2. Strawberry Lemon Muffins (Gluten-free and Dairy-free) by Kate’s Healthy Cupboard
  3. Blueberry Lemon Scones (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) by Delicious Obsessions
  4. Toasted Balsamic Pomelo by petra8paleo
  5. Grapefruit Brûlée and Broiled Grapefruit with Mint by The Organic Kitchen
  6. Pomelo Breakfast Crisp by Canada Girl Eats Paleo

Savory Meals:

  1. Pan Fried Sole with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce by This is so good
  2. Lemon Rosemary Alaskan Halibut by Delicious Obsessions
  3. Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon by This is so good
  4. Shrimp and Pomelo Rice Noodle Salad by Nutrients, You Fools  (This recipe contains rice noodles.  If you do not include rice in your diet, I think this dish would be delicious with zucchini noodles.)
  5. Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Shrimp by This is so good
  6. Healthy Mandarin Chicken by Wellness Mama
  7. Spicy Salmon with Lime in Parchment by This is so good
  8. Chili Lime Chicken Wings by Nom Nom Paleo
  9. Moroccan Beef Stew with Lemons and Butternut Squash by And Here We Are
  10. Lemony Risotto with Asparagus Tips by jarOhoney  (This dish contains white rice.)
  11. Blood Orange Salsa Over Pecan Encrusted Tilapia by PaleOMG
  12. Jalapeño Lime Chicken Wings with Paleo Ranch Dressing by Stupid Easy Paleo
  13. Lemony Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs with New Potatoes and Onions by The Rising Spoon
  14. Coconut Shrimp with Coconut Clementine Dipping Sauce by Salted Paleo
  15. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken with Rosemary by The Organic Kitchen
  16. Mandarin Roasted Turkey by Life Made Full
  17. Cold Citrus Shrimp Zoodle Bowl by PaleOMG

Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon | This is so good...Vegetables and Side Dishes:

  1. Spicy Orange Sweet Potatoes by This is so good
  2. Garlic Herb Lime Cauliflower Rice (Cauli-rice) by Delicious Obsessions

Spicy Orange Sweet Potatoes | This is so good...Salads and Slaws:

  1. Lobster Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing by This is so good
  2. Redhead Citrus Slaw by jarOhoney
  3. Green Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus Honey Dressing by Taste of Divine
  4. Citrus Rosemary Salad by jarOhoney
  5. Pomelo and Mint Salad by Fed & Fit
  6. Tropical Fruit Salad with Sweet ‘n Spicy Dressing by Garlic and Zest
  7. Crunchy Pomegranate and Mandarin Salad by In the Kitchen with Kim
  8. Green Salad with Clementine Dressing by Paleo Leap


  1. Cranberry Orange Pound Cake with Pecans (Gluten-free) by This is so good
  2. Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream (Dairy-free) by Almost Bananas
  3. Pineapple, Lime, and Banana Popsicles by This is so good
  4. Frozen Orange Hot Chocolate by Raia’s Recipes
  5. Blueberry Lemon Ginger Sorbet by This is so good
  6. Honey Sweetened Lemon Curd by Recipes to Nourish
  7. Basil Lemon Walnut Cookies by Almost Bananas
  8. Clementine Carob “Chocolate” by It’s Probably Paleo
  9. Lemon Lime Coconut Candies by Delicious Obsessions
  10. Chocolate Dipped Clementines by Easy Paleo
  11. Dairy-Free Lemon Mousse by Kate’s Healthy Cupboard (I would choose to use honey in this one.)
  12. Paleo Shortbread Cookies with Clementine Slices by Pretend it’s a Donut
  13. Coconut and Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten-free) by Loula Natural
  14. Luscious Lemon Bars (Gluten-free) by Against All Grain
  15. Clementine Cake (Gluten-free) by My Unrefined Life

Cranberry Orange Poundcake with Pecans (Gluten/Grain-free) | This is so good...Snacks:

  1. Creamy Meyer Lemon Gummies by This is so good
  2. Mango Lime ‘n Coconut Gummies by This is so good
  3. How to make a mango (or any fruit for that matter) taste better! by This is so good
  4. Honey Orange Fruit Snacks by Raia’s Recipes
  5. Roasted Clementines by Leaf Parade
  6. Coconut Lime Energy Bites by Paleo Grubs
  7. Orange Walnut Cardamom Balls by Almost Bananas
  8. Homemade Lemon Gummy Bears by Hollywood Homestead

Creamy Meyer Lemon Gummies (Easy recipe, Paleo, Dairy-free, SCD-legal) | This is so good...Fermented Foods:

  1. Spiced Fermented Lemons and Fermented Citrus Beets with Ginger by Recipes to Nourish
  2. Lemon and Garlic Fermented Green Beans by Loula Natural
  3. Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut by A Harmony Healing

Seasoning Blends and Condiments:

  1. Citrus Scented Sea Salt by Studio Botanica
  2. Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning by The Rising Spoon
  3. Lemon Artichoke Mayonnaise by Delicious Obsessions


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  1. Marjorie, Your citrus recipe collection is fantastic! I adore all citrus fruits so I’m looking forward to making these recipes. Thanks for including my smoothie and fermented sauerkraut recipe!

    • Thank you so much for checking it out! I hope you find some recipes that you enjoy. Both your smoothie and sauerkraut sound fantastic and I look forward to trying them!

  2. Thanks for showcasing my recipe :-) also, some of those fish recipes look so awesome!!

    Can’t wait to try a bunch of these out!!

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