Being that it is orange season and we are blessed to have a loaded tree in our garden, I decided to make a quick orange salsa perfect for a weeknight dinner and even game day. I mean, don’t you just wanna dive into that with a bag of chips right now ?! Me too!
I like to use blood oranges in this salsa , but really any orange variety works here. Use a mix if you have them. This is without a doubt, a taste as you go recipe, so make sure to balance the final tartness and sweetness of the dish to your own taste buds. Same goes for the chili pepper, at the end of the day it’s about how much heat you can handle!
I have days when I can’t get enough spices in there, and others where I barely throw in a few for garnish. Because I used blood oranges, I feel a touch of sweetness from honey balanced by a squeeze of lime is an extremely pleasant addition.
Orange Salsa Recipe
- 3 blood oranges - peeled and segmented
- 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp red onion or 1 scallion - diced
- 1 green chili pepper -to taste
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 -2 tsp honey to taste
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- Peel and cut the oranges into segments over a bowl, reserving all the juices. Gently combine the blood orange segments and juice with the onion, lemon juice, honey and sea salt in a bowl. Garnish with the cilantro and chile pepper and serve over grilled halibut fillets, chicken, or steaks.