This easy-to-make citrus salsa is so refreshing in summertime! It has only three ingredients, plus spices, so you can control the heat whether you want it spicy or mild. It’s tastes great on tacos or on its own with some tortilla chips! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
FRESH CITRUS SALSA – INGREDIENTS
- Large Oranges
- Red Onion
- Chili Lime Seasoning (Like Tajin)
- Salt + Pepper
As an alternative, you could also make this with pineapple and/or mango too!
HOW TO MAKE CITRUS SALSA
Start by peeling the oranges. Place an orange on a cutting board with the navel/dimple parallel to the cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut about a quarter to a half an inch off the top and bottom of the orange.
Next, stand the orange up so the flat bottom is on the cutting board. Carefully cut away the orange peel and white pith, following the contour of the orange.
Cut the oranges in half along the segments, and then again in quarters and then sixths until you have quarter inch pieces of orange.
Next, peel away any dry skin off the onion. Then cut the onion in half, slicing downwards through the root.
Lay half the onion on the cutting board, flat side down. Then, carefully using a sharp knife, slice the onion horizontally, using the lines along the onion as your guide, keeping the root intact. Finally, slice downwards across these horizontal cuts to dice.
Rinse the cilantro and pat dry with a paper towel. Pick cilantro leaves from stems. You’ll want about a half cup of cilantro leaves.
Add the diced orange, onion, cilantro, and any extra orange juice on the cutting board to a small mixing bowl. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chili lime seasoning. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss all the ingredients together until well mixed.
Serve citrus salsa along side your favorite tacos or tortilla chips.
🌶 Want it a bit spicier? Add a 1/2 teaspoon (or more to your liking) of cayenne or chili pepper!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH FRESH CITRUS SALSA
- Pork Tacos
- Air Fried Tortilla Chips
- Air Fried Salmon
- 2 large oranges,
- 1/3 cup red onion, diced
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
- 1 Tbsp chili lime seasoning (Tajin)
- Cut off top and bottom from oranges.
- Half the red onion and finely chop until you have 1/3 cup of diced onion.
- Lay orange on one of the cut sides. Carefully using a sharp knife, cut away the orange peel and white pith. Quarter the orange, then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.
- Rinse the cilantro and pat dry with a paper towel. Pick cilantro leaves from stems. You'll want about a half cup of cilantro leaves.
- Combine orange slices, diced onion, cilantro, and chili lime seasoning in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sizes of red onions vary from small to large. You'll need approximately 1/3 cup of diced red onion.
Want it a bit spicier? Add a 1/2 teaspoon (or more to your liking) of cayenne or chili pepper.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information provided is only an estimate.