There are thousands of new recipes posted online every day. We love trolling sites like Pinterest, Gojee, and Tastespotting as much as the next person, but we realize that can be a huge time drain. The holiday decorations are coming down, but that doesn't mean the mercury's rising anytime soon. Nothing beats a drab, grey winter day like a bright hit of citrus. On the health side, citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and minerals like potassium and calcium. Try one of these five recipes for a bit of sunshine even in the middle of winter. Grapefruit and Fennel Salad via Buttered Up This bright dish is perfect for waking up those taste buds after a month or so of butter and sugar. Combine crisp, aromatic fennel, tart grapefruit, earthy dill, and creamy goat cheese for a seriously unforgettable salad.
Edamame with Citrus Salt via Kitchen Treaty This might be the easiest and most satisfying snack ever. Cook frozen shelled edamame according to package directions and toss with kosher salt and lemon, orange, and lime zest. Plenty of protein, salt, and citrus flavor make this snack perfect for breaking out of a 3pm slump.
Winter Citrus Salsa with Pistachio Crusted Tilapia via E is for Eat Pretty much anything would taste amazing topped with fruity salsa made of blood orange, grapefruit, tangerine, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeños. The topping pairs especially well with citrus-flavored crunchy pistachio-coated white fish, like tilapia.
Mandarin Polenta and Macadamia Cake via Cook Republic This zesty cake is heartier than it looks, thanks to ground macadamia nuts in the batter. The polenta gives this recipe an unexpected crunchy finish that contrasts nicely with the sweet orange flavor.
Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar via Cook Your Dream Nothing says "health food" like half a grapefruit in the morning. This version of the breakfast classic is a little bit sweet and a little bit different because it's broiled and flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Need a hand breaking down that citrus fruit? Check out this citrus-cutting skills video from Open Air Publishing's new book "Kitchen Knife Skills: Essentials for the Confident Cook." Have a theme you want to see on The Greatist Table or a recipe suggestion for us to include next week? Share with us in the comments below or tweet the author at @sophbreene.