Mandarin Salsa Recipe
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Mandarin Salsa Recipe

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Sweet mandarin oranges temper the boldness of cilantro, jalapeno and onion in this salsa, creating an impressive and colorful combination. —Yvonne Opp, Greenville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 5 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 24 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Gently stir in mandarin oranges. Chill until serving. Drain before serving if necessary. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mandarin Salsa in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p48

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Fresh salsa where the oranges temper the heat - very good! Kids loved it!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"This is delicious! It has just the right blend of spice and sweet."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I would definitely make this again, but I used a medium sized onion and would probably cut back even a little more. The amount of onion called for seemed to take away from the oranges."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"Very fresh salad that kind of sparkles with flavor. I served it with pork loin but I'm sure it would be good with chicken too."

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