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Citrus habanero salsa

Citrus habanero salsa

Citrus habanero salsa made with a selection of citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruit, blood orange, mandarins, kumquats, as well as habanero peppers, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, and cumin.
Course Condiment, Salsa, Side Dish
Cuisine Fusion, Latin, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword Citrus fruits, Cumin seeds, Grapefruit, Habanero, Kumquat, Orange, Spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups of citrus habanero salsa


  • 2 oranges peeled and cut into supreme style segments
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and cut into supreme style segments
  • 2 blood oranges peeled and cut into supreme style segments
  • 2-3 mandarins or tangerines peeled and sliced or cut smaller
  • 8-10 kumquats sliced
  • 2-3 habanero peppers* seeds and veins removed, finely diced
  • ½ red onion finely diced – about 1 cup diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin or 1 tablespoon of toasted cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust cumin/salt to taste.
  • For best results, let it marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


*Use gloves when handling the habanero peppers