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The foundation of vegetarian cooking is fresh, whole foods: in-season fruits and vegetables, nuts and oils, and whole grains. Find recipes to match the ingredients you have on hand, or check out our list for inspiration.

In Season Now: Citrus

Oranges, lemons, grapefruit — they're all coming into season right now. Juicy and filled with fiber and vitamin C, these fruits provide sparkling flavor to main meals and desserts.

Marinated Oranges

Star fruit

Oranges are stars of the winter fruit basket, bringing cheery color and lush flavor to the table.

Citrus Salad

Look for stunningly red-fleshed blood oranges, which are just coming into season, to make this salad.

Tangerine-Ginger Custards

Citrus zests are an ideal addition to custard-style recipes such as this one because they infuse the desserts with flavor but don’t curdle the creamy mixture the way a citrus juice would.

Grapefruit Clafouti

Think pink when choosing grapefruit—the rosy hue is a sign of lycopene, a potent antioxidant (most often associated with tomatoes) that has been linked to heart health and cancer prevention. For weeknight ease, assemble the clafouti and let it stand at room temperature while you prepare dinner, then pop the dessert into the oven while you dine.

Featured Ingredient: Collard greens

On their own, collard grinds have a mild, smoky taste, but they also take on other flavors beautifully.