40 recipes for oranges for superfood meals

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Our Superfood Recipes Series gathers up great recipes for the most amazing superfoods, inspiring you to add these healthy ingredients to any meal.

Oranges are one of the most healthful fruits around -- and one of the most versatile.

On the health side of things, oranges are just chock full of vitamins. Known best for their extremely high vitamin C content, oranges also contain vitamin A, which is an important antioxidant, and B6, which helps with healthy skin and fighting fatigue. Oranges contain potassium and calcium, are a great source of fiber, and may even help lower cholesterol. They also help prevent kidney stones and boost respiratory health, among other benefits. No wonder oranges are listed as a superfood!

While you get the most health benefits out of oranges by simply peeling them and eating them raw, that's not exactly the most inspired way to eat them. You can certainly add raw orange slices to salads and they're always a welcome snack -- but you can also add orange into meals in so many more ways! From sauces to sorbets, from sweet to savory, from breakfast to cocktails, check out these recipes for inspiration on adding this superfood to every meal.

Breakfast:

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Vegan Orange-Cranberry Muffins with Pecans
Recipe: TreeHugger

Vegan Banana Orange Nut Loaf
Recipe: eCurry

Raspberry-Orange Sunrises
Recipe: My Recipes

Mandarin Orange Breakfast Bites
Recipe: Taste of Home

Date-Orange Breakfast Spread
Recipe: My Recipes

Raw Orange Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
Recipe: Rawmazing

Blood Orange French Toast
Recipe: Babble

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Salads, Salsas and Savory Dishes:

Orange and Pistachio Pilaf
Recipe: Huffington Post

Quinoa, Orange, Beet, and Arugula Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing
Recipe: Mother Nature Network

Black Bean Burgers with Orange-Basil Salsa
Recipe: Spark Recipes

Delicata Squash with Orange & Pistachios
Recipe: Huffington Post

Savory Orange-Roasted Tofu & Asparagus
Recipe: Eating Well

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Pinto Bean Mole Chili with Orange Zest
Recipe: TreeHugger

Vegan Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe: Washington Post

Black Bean and Mandarin Orange Salsa
Recipe: Amazing Mexican Recipes

Orange and Jicama Salsa
Recipe: Taste of Home

Corn Cakes with Orange-Black Bean Salsa
Recipe: VegWeb

Brazilian-Style Savoury Orange Rice
Recipe: The Taste Space

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Perfect Roasted Beets with Orange Slices
Recipe: Vegetarian Times

Fennel Bulb and Orange Salad
Recipe: Mother Nature Network

Vegan Sweet Potato Recipe With Orange And Coconut
Recipe: Healthy Vegan Recipes

Seitan Baked in Sweet and Sour Orange Sauce
Recipe: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Orange Tofu and Broccoli
Recipe: Huffington Post

Carrot, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Recipe: Epicurious

Green Bean-and-Blood Orange Salad
Recipe: Food and Wine

Beet, Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Quinoa Salad
Recipe: My Recipes

Cocktails:

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Organic Ginger-Orange Cocktail Made with Bourbon and Sake
Recipe: TreeHugger

Blood Orange and Thyme Paloma Cocktail
Recipe: Aida Mollenkamp

Campari and Blood Orange Cocktail
Recipe: Food Network

Blood Orange Margaritas
Recipe: Yummly

Dessert:

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Sticky Orange Cake with Marmalade Glaze
The Kitchn

Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam
Recipe: Serious Eats

No-Bake Chocolate Orange Cookies
Recipe: Yummly

Vegan Orange Cream Pudding
Recipe: Fo Reals Life

Raw Chocolate-Orange Pudding
Recipe: Vegan Yack Attack

Lemon, Lime and Orange Tart
Recipe: Woman's Day

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Cranberry-Orange Sorbet with Fennel Seeds
Recipe: Yummly

Cinnamon and Orange Pudding
Recipe: Serious Eats

Creamsicle Pie
Recipe: Serious Eats

Fresh Orange Cream Parfaits
Recipe: Woman's Day

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