As I’ve been noshing on and enjoying the spectacular flavors of fresh cilantro, combined with my love affair with Jeff’s Naturals olives, I’ve been dreaming up creative ways to combine the two in a new and interesting way.
And, as spring and summer are on my mind, citrus and the bright orange reminder of warmth ~ fresh navel oranges ~ is simply a natural draw.
I’ve always enjoyed the fresh, crisp flavor of fruit salsa. The combined sweetness of any type of fruit, really, along with the spicy bite of a Serrano or jalapeno, thrown together with ingredients galore, really does make me smile.
Surprising Citrus and Cilantro Salsa
2 large navel oranges
2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
12 Kalamata olives (Jeff’s Naturals is really the best), finely chopped
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Using a very sharp knife, carefully remove the peel and pith from the two oranges, and chop into rough sections. Combine remaining ingredients and allow to marinate overnight.
Enjoy atop grilled meats, eggs any way, pasta, or simply by the spoonful! What a perfect MEMORIAL DAY treat!