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Heinen's Zest Fest - Citrus Season

It may be cold out, but don’t worry — citrus season is here to brighten your day! For a little taste of sunshine this winter, join us at Zest Fest, our annual celebration of all things citrus.

During this year's Zest Fest, you'll have the opportunity to taste a variety of unique fruits, sample recipes highlighting citrus, discover preparation tips and sip fresh-squeezed juices while you shop.


  • Saturday, February 22
  • Sunday, February 23
  • Monday, February 24 (Downtown Cleveland only)
  • Tuesday, February 25 (Downtown Cleveland only)
  • Saturday, March 7
  • Sunday, March 8
  • Monday, March 9 (Downtown Cleveland only)
  • Tuesday, March 10 (Downtown Cleveland only)

In-store demos will take place each day from 11am to 3pm (Downtown Cleveland store demos will take place from 4pm to 7pm). 

Where: All Heinen's locations

Citrus Recipes & Preparation Tips


How to Segment Citrus

Segmenting is a great way to serve your favorite citrus fruit. All you need is a sharp paring knife.

Segmenting citrus how-to guide


Moroccan Citrus Salmon

Dress your salmon up with a simple homemade orange yogurt marinade/dressing and serve with a effortless citrus kale salad. 

 Moroccan Citrus Salmon


One Pan Lemon Shrimp Scampi

This easy-to-make, one pan zesty Lemon Shrimp Scampi is nothing short of delicious! 

One Pan Lemon Shrimp Scampi plated with pasta


Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados

These fresh avocados are stuffed with juicy citrus segments, arugula and fennel and topped with lime and orange zest. 

Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados


3 Ways to Use Grapefruit

Let's talk about grapefruit and some new ways to inject it into sweets and savories alike.

Pink Grapefruit and Blackberry Ice in serving bowls


Manuka Honey Lemon Bars

Sweet and tart, this zesty dessert is best served chilled and with a refreshing drink like a mimosa!

Manuka honey lemon bars on white plate


Orange Upside-Down Almond Cake & Lemon Loaf with Raspberries

Here are two easy desserts to make with this season’s citrus. 

Baking with Heinen's using citrus


Ojai Pixie Mimosas

There’s no better way to celebrate citrus season that by raising a glass to our favorite zesty fruits.

Ojai pixie mimosa in glass with rosemary garnish


Lemony Pesto Goat Cheese Dip

Tangy, creamy goat cheese is a perfect pairing for lemon and pesto. Who doesn’t love goat cheese? 


Citrus Mocktails

Simple and oh-so-refreshing, these sparklers will have you sipping your way into spring. 

Citrus mocktails with La Croix


Citrus Salad with Star Anise

This salad is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even makes for a powerful snack. 

Citrus salad with star anise recipe


Fresh Citrus-Roasted Salmon

If you're into meal prep, one pan of this and half your work is done for the week. 

Citrus Roasted Salmon Recipe


Candied Citrus

Sure, candied citrus is delicious, but candied citrus with chocolate is even better!

Candied Chocolate Citrus recipe


Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Compote

“The best panna cotta is like a dream of cream held together by faith and just a little bit of gelatin." 

Blood orange pannacotta


Satsuma Orange & Dragon Fruit Salad

The vibrant colors and sweetness of the oranges contrast perfectly with the soft salty feta. 

Satsuma orange and dragon fruit salad with feta recipe


Lemon Dill Sea Scallops

Sweet in flavor and consisting of tender, buttery meat, scallops just melt-in-your-mouth.

Lemon dill scallops recipe


Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

This, two-ingredient, lemon sauce will change your life and simplify it as well!

Pan seared Alaskan salmon with Meyer lemon sauce


Sunny Citrus Salad

The bright, sunny colors of this salad remind us that summer is on its way!

Sunny Citrus Salad Recipe


How to Zest Citrus Fruit

Here’s how to make the most of your citrus with three simple methods for zesting. 

Zesting citrus fruit how-to guide


Citrus Salad with Chicken

Start your week off right with this delicious, fresh salad loaded with grapefruit, oranges, almonds, pomegranates and shaved vegetables. 

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Shaved Vegetables


Health Benefits of Citrus

Here is just a glimpse of how awesome citrus fruits are for hair, health and skin.

The Health Benefits of Citrus


Garlic Lemon Butter Tilapia

Tilapia makes an easy “any night” dinner for a few reasons. We're keeping things simple with butter, garlic, lemon and just a hint of paprika. 

Garlic Lemon Butter Tilapia


Blood Orange Mimosa Pancakes

This bright and beautiful stack of hotcakes will brighten your morning and sweeten your day.

Stack of blood orange momosa pancakes on a plate with citrus fruit garnish


Winter Orange Jam

The grand jewel of winter is the orange, so enjoy this jam to celebrate the season.


Triple Citrus Tart with Chocolate Crust & Berries

“Bright” doesn’t even begin to describe the flavor of this tart! 

Triple Citrus Tart


Orange Vodka Cocktail

Nothing beats a fresh batch of homemade orange-infused vodka.

Satsuma Vodka Cocktail


Citrus Sangria

A blend of wine, brandy, orange liqueur and lots of citrus fruit, sangria is a party in a pitcher. 

Citrus sangria recipe


Zesty Citrus Sauces

We think you will love a few of our favorite savory and sweet citrus inspired sauce recipes.

Citrus Sauces Recipes


Lemon Scones with Blackberries

These treats are full of luscious blackberries and covered in an addictive, tart glaze.

Lemon Scones with Blackberries


Key Lime Bars with Tropical Nut Crust

Reminiscent of key lime pie, these little squares pack a super limey punch. 

Key lime bars recipe


Grilled Rosemary Shrimp with Orange Aioli

Grilled shrimp are always a welcome sight at a party and these little beauties are no exception. 

Grilled rosemary shrimp with orange aioli recipe


Lemon Garlic Pasta

So this meal is perfect for those of you who have "Meatless Monday" on your calendar.

Lemon garlic pasta recipe


Cara Cara Cheesecake

Orange and chocolate are brilliant together and never more so than in this luscious, make-ahead dessert.

Cara Cara Orange Cheesecak with Chocolate Crust


No Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes

Naturally sweetened by dates, these make for a great snack or dessert.

No Bake Lemon Poppyseed Donut Holes


Citrus Marinated Ruby Trout

This standout dish is bright with a citrus marinade, colorful fish, veggies and rich feta cheese.

Citrus Marinated Ruby Trout plated


Chipotle Citrus Crockpot Chuck Roast

The chuck roast is the perfect protein to add to any meal.

Chipotle Citrus Crockpot Chuck Roast on white plate