5 Unique Ways to Use Navel Oranges
Hale Grove Navel Oranges are amazing and tasty to eat plain as a snack, dessert or with breakfast, but they’re also a wonderful ingredient to use in recipes across the board. Here are some quick, easy and unique ways to incorporate Navel Oranges into your diet and dishes.
Orange Smoothie Bowl: Use fresh Florida Navel Oranges in a smoothie bowl recipe with orange juice or coconut water, banana, flaxseed and ice. Top with granola, fresh navel orange slices, banana slices and shredded coconut.
Quinoa Orange Bowl: Cook quinoa in a saucepan with water and milk. Top with honey, vanilla Greek yogurt, Hale Grove Navel Orange slices and toasted chopped pecans.
Spinach Orange Salad: Segment Navel Oranges and serve with mixed greens and fresh strawberry slices, toasted pine nuts, cucumber slices and snap peas with a store-bought balsamic vinaigrette; or prepare a citrus vinaigrette made with fresh navel orange juice from Hale Grove Navel Oranges, olive oil, fresh lime juice, honey and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Asian Salad: Toss together an Asian salad with mixed greens and cabbage, red bell pepper, toasted sesame seeds, Asian crunchy noodles, shredded carrots, Navel Oranges and sliced cucumbers. Add grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon, and drizzle with a store-bought Asian dressing.
Marinated Navel Oranges: Combine 1 Red Navel Orange (peeled and thinly sliced crosswise) with orange juice, honey, toasted pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
3. Appetizer & Beverage
Orange Honey Brie: Warm an 8-ounce wheel of Brie (rind trimmed), and drizzle with honey; serve with chopped Grove Navel oranges and toasted pecans.
Navel Orange Mocktail: Combine fresh Hale Grove Navel oranges, juice from the oranges, lemon lime or club soda and fresh mint. Garnish the side of the glass with a Navel orange segment.
4. Main Dish
Mojo Marinated Pork: Marinate a pork loin in fresh Navel Orange juice, cumin, fresh cilantro, garlic and olive oil. Grill pork, and serve with fresh navels and chopped fresh cilantro.
Navel Orange-Glazed Skirt Steak: Marinate skirt steak in fresh Navel Orange juice, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and garlic. Grill steak; slice Navel Oranges and serve with Citrus Salsa (add blog link to recipe for Chicken with Citrus Salsa).
Fresh Orange Cake: Prepare or purchase a pound or angel food cake cake, and top with fresh navel orange slices, orange zest and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Cinnamon Glazed Oranges: Combine Florida Navel Orange juice, water, sugar and vanilla extract in a saucepan, and bring to a boil to make a caramel glaze. Slice oranges into 1/3-inch-thick slices and drizzle with Navel Orange sauce. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.