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Beautiful blood oranges

Zesty and sweet with a distinctive red flesh, blood oranges are a delicious way to bring some instant sunshine into your kitchen. Pick up in store and try our easy recipe ideas

How to get the best from blood oranges

In the depths of winter, the sight of the first juicy and ripe blood oranges are a sign that spring will soon be on the way. Pick some up in the Foodhall now before their short-but-sweet season ends, and try the recipes below, or these quick tips: 

- Slice into wedges and use to garnish your G&T, along with a sprig of thyme.

- Swap for lemons in your favourite drizzle cake recipe. 

- Make a winter twist on a pavlova by layering up meringues with double cream, blood orange and pomegranate seeds. 

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The wonderful winter salad 

This fresh and vibrant salad makes use of fresh blood orange slices and blood orange juice. 

To make it, slice blood oranges into segments, then arrange in a dish with sliced avocado, celery and red onions, a grating of black pepper and a few fresh dill fronds. Make a dressing by whisking blood orange juice with a little wholegrain mustard, white wine vinegar and a squeeze of honey, then spoon over the salad and dig in. 

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The cool blood orange cocktail

Whether served at your next get-together or simply enjoyed on a Friday night, this sunset-hued blood orange spritz tastes just as good as it looks. 

To shake one up, simply combine blood orange juice with M&S aperitivo liqueur and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then pour over tumblers filled with ice and top up with prosecco. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary. Cheers!

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