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Janet’s Citrus Salsa

Janet's Citrus Salsa

Janet is here for Thanksgiving this year and she wanted to make citrus salsa. She even brought a can of mandarin oranges just for the occasion. So Janet and I made citrus salsa with some of Mom’s tomatoes and Dad’s jalapenos. The japs are super hot this year!

If you want to tone down the heat of the salsa, just use bell pepper or a smaller amount of jalapeno.

Janet’s Citrus Salsa

  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 15-oz. can of mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained and chopped, or 2 oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons of lime juice
  • About 3 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let rest for an hour or so to let the flavors blend. Serve with tortilla chips or on nachos, fish, chicken, pork, whatever!

My sister thought this salsa would be good with black beans in it. It certainly went well with the black bean turkey nachos she made.

Janet's Citrus Salsa

This recipe was shared at Fit and Fabulous FridaysRecipe of the Week: Mexican Cuisine, Katherine Martinelli’s Pepper Blog Hop and Recipe of the Week: Hot & Spicy Recipes and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.

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12 responses

  1. yum!

    November 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  2. ^ yay! it worked :)

    November 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    • Ann

      LOL Melissa. So glad you are able to post comments again! :)

      November 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  3. Yowza! Looks amazing. I’m thinking this would be perfect when curled up on the couch watching terrible romantic comedies…

    November 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  4. Ann

    I think it would be just right for curling up with someone watching terrible romantic comedies. ;)

    November 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm

  5. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful salsa!

    January 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  6. Love this salsa! I’ve put pineapple in salsa, but never mandarin oranges or oranges of any kind. Great recipe!

    February 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

  7. Yum, yum, yum. Looks and sounds better than my mango salsa. Your salsa makes me want to go grab some chips and dip into your bowl!! Great pics!! Please come to my Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo linky party. I’d love to have you enter all your delicious Mexican/Tex Mex recipes! Hope to see you there! http://isavortheweekend.blogspot.com/2012/04/fiesta-cinco-de-mayo-linky-party.html

    April 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my Fiesta-Cinco de Mayo linky party. Your entries are awesome and I’m literally going to try to make them all!! I’m so excited!! Thanks again :)

    May 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    • Ann

      OMG! That totally makes my day :) … thank you!

      May 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

  9. Looks scrumptious!!!

    May 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Tara! It was really good :)

      May 6, 2012 at 6:52 am

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