I love citrus season. When I first realized my grocery store had blood oranges last week, I was overjoyed. These pretty red / pink / purple oranges make me so happy. They are just so delicious and so beautiful. After scooping up a large bag of blood oranges though, I found myself wondering what I could make with them. Well, I have to say, you have to make this blood orange and avocado salsa. Just do it. It is sweet, spicy, and creamy. This salsa is good on its own, or could be served on top of grilled chicken or a white fish, like halibut. I was actually eating it with a spoon and had to restrain myself from finishing it in one sitting. I definitely suggest making a double batch if you have to share this, because a single batch might not actually make it out of the kitchen.
PS now that we know who is playing in the Super Bowl, I've started a Pinterest board dedicated to Super Bowl snacks!
Blood Orange Avocado SalsaFrom Saveur
2 blood oranges
1 ripe, avocado, diced
1/2 jalapeño, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Using a serrated knife, slice the peel off the oranges removing as much white pith as possible. Place a mesh strainer over a small bowl; segment the oranges, letting the pieces fall into the strainer. Gently break up the segments into smaller pieces with your fingers. Set aside to drain.
In a medium bowl mix together the avocado, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste. Add the orange pieces (discarding the juice) and gently stir to combine. Serve immediately.