It's no secret that we are huge fans of cooking with citrus—especially when it's in peak season in the winter months. It makes every dish it touches brighter, more flavorful, and all-around fresher. If you're looking for ways to add some major zest to your cooking but don't know where to begin, these citrus recipes are a good starting point. Some are more citrus-forward, like orange chicken, while others get a nice accent of zippiness from lime juice. (Lots of Thai recipes!) And to find out more about what makes citrus—lemons! limes! oranges! grapefruits!—such a versatile cooking ingredient, we've got some fun and informative tips on cooking with acidity right here.
19 Citrus Recipes Guaranteed to Brighten Up Your Meals
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