Three Ways To Use Those Tangerines

If eating the tangerines one after another straight from the box isn’t your style, here are some recipe ideas!

Orange-Tangerine Smoothie

Makes 2 smoothies


1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice from about 1 1/2 navel oranges
2 tangerines, peeled and quartered, seeds removed
4 ounces (1/2 cup) full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
4 to 6 ice cubes, plus more for garnish (optional)


Place orange juice, tangerines, yogurt, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Pulse a few times on “ice crush” or a similar high setting to begin to break down ice cubes.

Blend for 30 seconds on high until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Divide between two glasses, adding extra ice cubes for garnish if desired. Serve immediately.

Tangerine Muffins

Makes 12 muffins


2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
Orange zest
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 1/5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
6 tangerines
Powdered sugar


In a bowl add eggs and sugar. Mix then add orange zest, oil, milk, and yogurt. Mix well. Sift the flour and baking powder. Mix. Cut the tangerines into halves. Place them on a muffin tray. Pour mixture in each and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve.

Tangerine Mint Spritzer

Serves 1


2 tangerines
8 mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
5 ice cubes
1-ounce rum (optional)
4 ounces club soda


Cut the tangerines in half. Peel and segment half of tangerine and place in an 8-ounce cocktail glass. Add in mint and agave. Muddle the ingredients (crush and mix in the glass). Squeeze the juice from a whole tangerine into the glass. Add ice and optional alcohol. Top off the drink with club soda and stir. Cut the remaining half tangerine into slices for garnish. Serve immediately.