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5 Ways with a Blood Orange

1. Slurp it up
There is no doubt that the blood orange has serious slurping capabilities. Get creative by experimenting with a few different flavours and make yourself a blood orange and grapefruit juice, or a blood orange, strawberry and banana smoothie. You could even go one step further and blend yourself up a cocktail. Enjoy!

Blood Orange, Strawberry & Banana Smoothie
Serves 1

1 Banana chopped (frozen)
1 cup frozen strawberries
3 blood oranges juiced

1. Place the banana and strawberries in a blender
2. Add the blood orange juice.
3. Blend on high speed until smooth
4. Enjoy


2. DIY Jam
Making your own jam is not as difficult as most people think. For this yummy blood orange jam, all you need are three ingredients and something delicious to pair it with. We recommend smearing some on freshly baked scones with a dollop of cream.

Blood Orange Jam
2 Jars

12 – 14 blood oranges
1 cup sugar
2 lemons, juiced

1. Peel half of the blood oranges. Remove the peel of the other half with a sharp knife, removing the white pith.
2. Halve the oranges and remove seeds. Put the oranges in a food processor until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into a saucepan, and add the sugar and lemon juice. Bring everything to a boil, cooking for about 30 – 40 minutes, uncovered, stirring regularly.
5. Stop stirring when the jam has thickened and reached your desired consistency
6.Pour the jam into clean jars, leave to cool and refrigerate
7. Jam should keep for about 10 – 14 days in the fridge


3. Cocktails anyone?
Impress your guests with this delicious blood orange bellini cocktail. It’s the perfect welcome drink when entertaining, or something a little on the sweeter side when toasting a special occasion.

Blood Orange Bellini Cocktail
Serves 1

30ml blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
150ml champagne

1. Pour the blood orange juice into a champagne flute.
2. Top with the champagne
3. Garnish with slices of blood orange


4. Something on the side
Blood oranges make the perfect addition to a salad. Give this simple recipe a go and enjoy beautiful citrus flavours paired with creamy feta cheese

Blood Orange & Feta Salad
Serves 2
6 small-medium sized blood oranges
Feta cheese, crumbled roughly
¼ cup chopped pecans
Lettuce or mixed green leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil
Pomegranate molasses

1. Peel blood oranges and slice into large circles or wedges.
2. Transfer the oranges to a small bowl
3. Place the mixed greens into a large bowl and add the orange slices and about 2 tbsp of olive oil and a dash of pomegranate molasses
4. Toss gently
5.Transfer the greens to plates and top each pile with feta cheese, pecans, and salt and pepper


5. Refreshing blood orange dessert

Our very own Fritz Gelato does an amazing blood orange sorbet, which is perfect for the warmer weather, and vegan friendly too! But if you’re wanting to make your own version at home, follow these simple steps.

Blood Orange & Chocolate Sorbet
Serves 2


6 Blood oranges, juiced
1/4 cup sugar

1. Combine sugar and half of juice in saucepan, and heat until sugar has dissolved
2. Add rest of juice
3. Strain for a smoother result and refrigerate for 2 hours
4. Pour mixture into air tight container, freeze until solid
5. Blend mixture until smooth, and then freeze again.
6. Serve in tall glasses, topped with flaked dark chocolate




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