Did you know a fully ripened navel orange may, in fact, be slightly green? Increase your citrus fruit IQ with the navel orange how-to tips below. (We have similar primers for grapefruit and lemons, as well.) Once you know the essentials, you’ll be on your way to enjoying their sweet and tart flavor in everything from elegant side salads and chicken entrées to refreshing smoothies and festive JELL-O Desserts.
Serving Navel Oranges
- Toss orange segments into salads, a cup yogurt or top off a bowl of your favorite cereal.
- Substitute a little orange juice for the water when cooking rice for an added flavor kick!
- Float orange slices in punch bowls or perch on the edge of a drink glass.
- Stir grated zest into cake, muffin and quick bread batter. Or mix into softened butter for an orange-flavored spread.
Navel Orange Recipes
One-Pan Orange Chicken
Tomato & Orange Salad with Feta
Spinach & Orange Salad
Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Plantain and Orange Salsa
Orange, Bacon & Olive Fish Fillets