This refreshing spicy orange and pomegranate salsa is made with fresh pomegranate arils, orange segments, onion, cilantro, hot pepper, lime juice, orange juice, cumin seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper.
I originally made this spicy pomegranate orange salsa to serve as a topping for fish. It also works great with shrimp, chicken, and lamb. You can also serve it with tortilla chips or plantain chips. Another option is to serve it on top of classic guacamole to give it a colorful holiday touch.
Spicy orange and pomegranate salsa
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds or arils from ½ large pomegranate
- 3 oranges peeled and cut into supreme style segments (all the skin/pith/membranes/seeds removed), plus any remaining juice
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 serrano peppers seeded and membranes removed, finely diced – replace with jalapeños for a milder version or with sweet peppers for a non-spicy variations
- ½ onion finely diced
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
- 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds toasted
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the pomegranate arils, orange segments, any juice squeezed from the orange membranes, lime juice, diced onion, cilantro, serrano peppers, cumin seeds, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Mix the ingredients for the pomegranate salsa, taste, and adjust seasonings if needed.
- Let the salsa rest refrigerated for about 30 minutes or until ready to use.