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Guide to Citrus Flavor Pairings

February 26, 2021 | By: The Darling Dish

For those that love to cook or bake, you know that citrus can truly elevate any recipe. Here at LGS, we enjoy creating recipes and experimenting with various ingredients to determine new flavor combinations that pair well with our Darling Citrus®. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory dish or a bite of something sweet, we’re sharing a few of our tried and true citrus pairings so you can learn to create your own recipes!

Darling Orange® and Avocado 

When it comes to our oranges, there are countless ingredients that tastefully merge into one irresistible flavor combination. One of our long standing favorites is sweet oranges with chocolate, cranberries, and ginger. However, if you’ve never tasted oranges with avocados, then you are in for a treat! Creamy avocado melds perfectly with the tang of an orange to create a light salad or even an Orange Juice Avocado Dip. Talk about a match made in Heaven!

The options are truly endless, but here are a few recipes that are worth adding to the menu this week: 


Darling Lemon® and Basil 

It’s hard to find an ingredient that doesn't play well with lemons. Whether it’s fresh squeezed lemon juice, slices, or zest, a touch of lemon packs so much flavor and is the perfect accompaniment to countless dishes. One of our all-time favorites is the classic combination of lemon and basil. This timeless duo can be made savory with a Lemon Basil Pesto or turned sweet into Basil Lemon Bars. It also creates a delicious simple syrup for cocktails.


Next time you’re on the hunt for a tasty lemon and basil recipe, try one of our go-tos:

Darling Cara Cara® and Coconut 

Cara Cara oranges are known for their vibrantly pink color and sweet burst of flavor. Whether you top them on goat cheese crostinis or skillet pancakes, Cara Cara goes great in just about any recipe. We believe that one of the best pairings for Cara Cara is coconut. This refreshing flavor combination is delicious in baked goods or when sipping on Cara Cara Orange Smoothies.


Here are a few Cara Cara and coconut recipes that we highly recommend:

We would love to hear how you use your citrus! Comment below your tried and true flavor combinations and tasty citrus recipes.

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