Three Things with Orange Juice

Who says that the only way to have freshly-prepared orange juice is by gulping it down during a rushed breakfast? Think out of the box. We came up with three innovative ways of using orange juice in our daily meals.

1.      Orange-flavoured  Green Tea:

Twinings has introduced an Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea in the UK. (http://shop.twinings.co.uk/shop/green-tea-bags/orange-lotus-flower-green.html)

It may adorn the supermarket shelves in Mumbai soon, but until then, what better way than brewing your own orange-infused green tea at home? It is pretty simple.

Boil water on a medium flame and add one teaspoon of green tea leaves to it. (Organic India has an impressive range.) Brew for two minutes and then add the zest of an orange peel while it is boiling. Allow it to boil for another minute. Serve at room temperature.

Another innovative option to add fresh orange juice (20 ml approximately) to the brew while it is boiling. This will give the tea an overpowering orange flavour, as compared to the one prepared using the zest – which is quite subtle.

2.      Tangy Salad Dressing

Mix about ½ cup of thick orange juice with 1 tablespoon each of honey and olive oil. Add a little mustard if you like a slight pungent taste. This can be used as a salad dressing – a welcome change from the usual mayonnaise and vinaigrette. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.

tangy salad dressing

Image Courtesy: Chow.com

3.      Citrus Punch Slush

Mix freshly squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice and light rum together. Serve chilled with club soda.

Now tell us about how you would creatively use orange juice to conjure up a dish!

– Khorshed Deboo  


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