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This is the perfect dip to eat with tortilla chips, or enjoy it over fish, chicken or pork. The sweet and spicy combination takes advantage of in season tangerines and kiwis – making this the perfect winter snack!


Kiwi and Tangerine Salsa from www.tasteandtellblog.com

I am in appetizer search mode.

Every year for New Year’s Eve, my family gets together to bring in the new year. Usually, it’s in a rented cabin up in the mountains somewhere. This year, the cabin has been rented, and plans have been made. I am so excited for this getaway. It’s days and nights of family, food and fun. It’s time spent in pjs, making food and playing games. Putting together puzzles and taking naps. It’s my idea of fun!!

And this is where the appetizers come in. We split up the meal duties, but on New Year’s Eve, everyone just makes appetizers. There is so much food and we all eat so much that we go to bed that night dreaming of New Year’s resolutions, but it is all worth it. And since we all like to try out new recipes, it’s not uncommon to have a whole table full of recipes that are being tried out for the first time. So I have been bookmarking and taking notes, trying to narrow down exactly what I want to contribute.

I came across this salsa recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks, and knew immediately that I needed to try it out. I considered waiting until New Year’s Eve, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind and I had to make it! I love fresh salsa, but usually only make it in the late summer months, when the tomatoes are ripe and full of flavor. But this recipe is tomato free – using kiwis and tangerines – which are both in season right now! I knew this would be good, but it was so good that I kept finding myself going back for just “one more bite!”

So now I’m thinking that this might be a perfect addition to our New Year’s table. That is, if I don’t eat it all, first!!

Kiwi and Tangerine Salsa from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Kiwi and Tangerine Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

This is the perfect dip to eat with tortilla chips, or enjoy it over fish, chicken or pork. The sweet and spicy combination takes advantage of in season tangerines and kiwis - making this the perfect winter snack!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 4 small or 2 medium tangerines, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup peeled and diced jicama
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small jalepeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Chill briefly before serving.
  2. ---------------
  3. slightly adapted from Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Recipes of All Time
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/kiwi-and-tangerine-salsa/

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10 Responses to Kiwi and Tangerine Salsa

  1. yum!

    I just blogged the other day that I bought 6 kiwis down here in ARuba and my daughter ate 5 in the first 18 hours. And “let” my husband and I share one. How nice of her…she’s 4 :)

  2. Bev Weidner says:

    Woooooow. Now this salsa I could spoon feed myself for hours.

    That sentence sounds weird.

  3. susan marie says:

    This looks so pretty and tasty! I’m going to have to try this when I make fish or shrimp tacos.

  4. Kristy says:

    What a fun New Year’s tradition Deborah! I love it. That would be my idea of a good time too. :) And this salsa looks fantastic…great addition to an appetizer day.

  5. Joanne says:

    This sounds delicious! Bursts of winter fruit in every bite. See…you’ll have SOMETHING healthy on the table :P

  6. grace says:

    how bright and refreshing! i adore kiwi–the crunch from the seeds is always a pleasant sensation. nice one, deborah!

  7. Deborah,
    Thanks for giving me the link to include in my upcoming Band Fruit Fundraiser Recipe Round Up! It will be published on 12/4/2013!

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