Part of the mandarin orange family, pocket-size clementines are one of citrus’ sweetest picks, bursting with vitamin C, folate, and fiber. Look for clementines with firm, tight, orange-all-over peels, with no hollow-feeling or dented spots; heavier ones are generally juicier. The slightly pebbly rind peels off readily, yielding easy-to-separate, usually seedless segments. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight; refrigeration may prolong storage but can dry them out. Find more healthy ways to use vitamin-C-rich clementines on deliciousliving.com.
Simmer chopped clementine segments, zest, and juice with pure maple syrup and a touch of cinnamon. Spoon over pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
Toss halved clementine sections with cooked millet or couscous, toasted pistachios, finely chopped kale, and minced parsley. Whisk together equal parts olive oil and clementine juice, a splash of white wine vinegar, and pinches of curry powder and salt; drizzle over salad and toss.
Use a fork to submerge clementine segments, banana disks, pineapple cubes, and other seasonal fruits in warm melted chocolate; place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and chill until firm. Serve at room temperature.