We always get excited about fruit in the summer, and this year’s trendiest option is as tasty as they come. Cara cara, a type of orange, has been popping up on menus everywhere. It’s easy to see why. The fruit has a slightly rosy orange peel, and the inside is reddish-pink and super-juicy. Cara caras taste a lot like regular oranges, but they’re sweeter and don’t have the sour tang that some types of oranges do. They were created by crossbreeding the Washington navel orange with the Brazilian Bahia navel orange.
There are a lot of ways you can use cara cara oranges. They work well almost anywhere a regular orange would, and because of their unique pink color, they can add a big visual impact to your meals. Cara cara orange juice is refreshing on its own, and it also adds citrusy sweetness to dressings, marinades, cocktails and desserts. If you want to try out this flawless fruit, here are a few ideas to get you started.