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Mandarin Salsa

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
    4 cups


  • 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


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

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Sep 7, 2016

    Wonderful, flavorful way to use oranges! Used a handful of fresh oranges, cut smaller, in place of canned. A nice twist on flavors. For us perfect amount of flavor and heat. Great not only to dip into but over any grilled pork or fish recipe. As a volunteer feild editor for Taste of Home magazine I enjoy recipes that combine flavors to make a unique dish.

  • homemadewithlove
    Mar 11, 2014

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

  • Rmalas
    May 23, 2013

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  • TeresaWitt
    Dec 15, 2012

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

  • julsonr
    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.

  • rudow4ske
    Aug 14, 2009

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  • Mreesebryan
    Aug 14, 2009

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  • fhnunion
    Jul 26, 2009

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  • cas27
    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.