Apple and cinnamon, strawberry and banana, and cherry and vanilla are just a few examples of natural flavor partners. These are well-known combinations that are frequently utilized in food and beverages.
However, half the excitement of preparing recipes is discovering new flavor combinations. One such combination is strawberry and orange. While strawberries and oranges don’t always go together, there are certain unique dishes that you can try if you are into experimenting.
Where Can Strawberries and Oranges Go Together?
Smoothies: In summer, you can make tasty strawberry and orange smoothies. The sweet and sour taste will be quite unique.
Juices: Although uncommon, strawberry and orange juices can be prepared to enjoy in summer
In a bowl: It’s rare to see strawberries and oranges in a bowl together, but you can consider mixing the two for a salad.
Recipes that Combine Strawberries and Oranges
1. Strawberry and Orange Smoothie
Smoothies made with frozen organic strawberries, creamy yogurt, a touch of honey, and orange juice are delicious.
- Creamy vanilla yogurt: 2 cups
- Honey: 1 tablespoon
- Frozen organic strawberries: 10 ounces
- Orange juice: 2 tablespoons
- Combine the ingredients in a blender. Cover the top and blend on medium speed until smooth. If desired, add extra honey to taste.
- Pour the mixture into three glasses. Serve right away.
2. Strawberry and Orange Salad
This beautiful strawberry and orange fruit salad is a nice break from the usual pre-cut fruit salad. You can serve it with casserole dishes or savory quiche at brunch. It’s also an excellent dessert to serve with whipped cream.
- Hulled and halved strawberries: 1 pound
- Oranges: 3
- Fresh lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
- Light brown sugar: 2 tablespoons
- Finely chopped fresh mint: 1
- Fill a serving basin halfway with strawberries.
- To make each orange sit flat on a cutting board, cut a slice off the top and bottom. Work your way around the fruits with a sharp knife to remove all of the skin and pith.
- Carefully cut the segments out from between the membranes while holding the orange and working over the serving basin. Squeeze the leftover membranes firmly over a separate small bowl to get all of the orange juice.
- Stir the squeezed orange juice with the lemon juice and brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Toss the orange and strawberries segments in the dressing until well combined.
- Garnish with mint leaves. Taste, and if necessary, add additional lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least half an hour and up to six hours before serving. Serve in shallow dishes with spoons garnished with fresh mint.
3. Strawberry and Orange Juice
Strawberry and orange juice is a light and pleasant fruit offering that’s great for breakfast, happy hour, and gatherings.
- Stemmed and chopped strawberries: 1/2 cup
- Freshly squeezed orange juice: 2 cups
- In a food processor or blender, puree the strawberries until smooth.
- Remove the seeds and drain the berry puree through a fine-mesh strainer, saving the juice. In a mixing bowl, combine the orange juice and the strained berry puree. Serve right away or keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.
4. Grand Strawberries and Oranges
If you are into trying out new things, grand strawberries and oranges are worth a shot.
- Orange marmalade: 1/2 Cup
- White grape juice: 1 ½ cups
- Orange liqueur: 1/4 cup
- Peeled and sectioned navel oranges: 10 to 12
- Sliced fresh strawberries: 2 cups
- In a small saucepan, melt the marmalade over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside to cool somewhat.
- In a large serving dish or bowl, whisk together the white grape juice, marmalade, and orange liqueur until smooth. Gently stir in the orange sections after adding them. Cover for 8 hours.
- Gently blend strawberries into oranges in a mixing bowl. Serve using a slotted spoon.
Nutritional Facts for Strawberries
These tiny packages protect your heart, raise HDL (good) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and protect you from cancer. Strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie meal that is abundant in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants known as polyphenols. In a single cup of fresh strawberries, there are:
- 53 calories
- 50 g total fat
- 3 g dietary fiber
- 11 g protein
- 75 g carbohydrates
- 12 g sugar
- 68 mg iron
- 254 mg Potassium
- 27 mg Calcium
- 22 mg Magnesium
- 7 mg Vitamin K
- 6 mg Vitamin C
Nutritional Facts for Oranges
Oranges include antioxidants that prevent skin from free radical damage, which is known to produce aging indications. Even at 50, an orange a day might keep you looking young!
Oranges, which are high in Vitamin B6, aid in the formation of hemoglobin and, thanks to the presence of magnesium, assist in maintaining blood pressure in balance. In 100 grams of orange, there are:
- 47 calories
- 87% water
- 9 g protein
- 8 g carbs
- 4 g sugar
- 4 g fiber
- 1 g fat
If you like the taste of oranges and strawberries, combining them together can be worth it. Try the recipes we have listed and find out how well the two fruits go together.