Citrus Salsa

Use this fresh salsa recipe when making our Artichoke Bottoms with Shrimp and Citrus Salsa; it's also delicious with any grilled fish or chicken.

  • Yield: Makes 1 Cup

Photography: VICTORIA PEARSON

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1997

Ingredients

  • 1 small jalapeno chile
  • 1/2 pink grapefruit
  • 2 oranges, 1 blood and 1 navel if possible
  • 1 Meyer or regular lemon
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 4 yellow or red cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Roast jalapeno over a gas flame or under a broiler until blackened. Let cool in a paper bag. Peel, seed, and cut jalapeno into quarter-inch pieces.

  2. Remove peel and pith from all citrus using a sharp paring knife. Place a strainer over medium bowl. Working over a medium bowl to catch the juice, carefully cut between membranes to remove segments. Squeeze remaining membrane to extract juice; reserve. Cut segments into 1/4-inch pieces; transfer to a separate bowl.

  3. Add onion to citrus. Halve tomatoes lengthwise, squeeze out seeds; cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Gradually add reserved peppers, tasting for heat. Stir in thyme and oil, adding reserved citrus juice if salsa is dry.

Cook's Notes

Jalapeno peppers vary greatly in heat, so add to taste.

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